Mark Edwards

Men’s basketball opens Juckem era with 91-62 win over Illinois College

The Washington University men’s basketball team played its first game without former head coach Mark Edwards involved in 48 years. The Bears opened their season with a 91-62 win against Illinois College, new head coach Pat Juckem’s first since taking over for Edwards in May.

Dorian DeBose | Senior Sports Editor

‘He is Wash. U. basketball:’ Edwards to retire after 37 as head coach

Forty-nine years after playing in his last collegiate game, 37 years after coaching his first game for his alma mater and three years after the court was partially named after him, Mark Edwards announced his retirement as head coach of the Washington University men’s basketball team Wednesday afternoon.

| Senior Sports Editor

22 years of sports under Chancellor Wrighton

In his 22 years in St. Louis, Mark Wrighton presided over the most successful patch in Washington University’s athletic history.

Jon Lewis | Senior Sports Editor

82 steps: How the Fahey-Edwards friendship defined Wash. U. basketball

There are about 82 steps between men’s basketball Coach Mark Edwards’s office and the unoccupied room on the other side of the court.

| Staff Reporter

Edwards-Fahey Court to be dedicated on Friday to honor distinguished Bears’ basketball coaches

With the largest crowd of the season expected, Washington University will name the Field House basketball court after men’s basketball coach Mark Edwards and women’s basketball coach Nancy Fahey in honor of their 35th and 30th years of coaching, respectively.

| Staff Reporter

Men’s basketball hosts Wilmington Friday

For just the second time in program history, the No. 2 Washington University’s men’s basketball team finished the season with an undefeated record in University Athletic Association play. The Bears enter the NCAA Division III tournament on an 18-game winning streak (23-2 overall) with six of those wins coming by four points or fewer.

| Senior Sports Editor

Edwards notches 600th win in first of two home victories

As the buzzer sounded, 1,911 fans roared while a wave of “600” signs could be seen across the Field House, and men’s basketball players embraced head coach Mark Edwards as he notched his 600th career victory on Friday against University of Rochester.

| Sports Editor

The journey to 600: Men’s basketball coach one win shy

Memories of losing records can be long lost when success piles up over time. For the Washington University men’s basketball team, one would have to dig through 30 years before finding its last losing record.

| Senior Sports Editor

Wash. U. coaches respond to Rutgers scandal, offer thoughts on motivational tactics

Earlier this month, the head men’s basketball coach at Rutgers University sparked a national firestorm with his violent and abusive treatment of players. In recently publicly released videos from team practices, the since-dismissed Mike Rice can be seen shoving and throwing basketballs at his players and repeatedly yelling a homophobic slur.

and | Student Life Editors

Men’s basketball drops first conference match of season

No. 23 New York University handed the Washington University men’s basketball team its first conference loss of the season, 89-75 Sunday at the Wash. U. Field House. The Bears fell into a three-way tie for first place in the University Athletic Association after the loss to NYU and an 80-54 home win over Brandeis on Friday.

| Sports Reporter

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