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NAU announces basketball schedule

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The Northern Arizona men's basketball team released their 2014-15 schedule and led by third-year head coach Jack Murphy, the Lumberjacks enter their 103rd season of basketball in Flagstaff. "We are excited about the schedule, because it will be challenging early and help prepare us for the rigors of conference season," said Murphy. The first look...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Men's basketball coach Jack Murphy gets 5-year contract extension

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Northern Arizona men's basketball coach Jack Murphy has received a contract extension that will run through 2019. Murphy recently completed his second season at NAU and led the Lumberjacks to a second-place finish in the Big Sky Conference. The Arizona Board of Regents approved the deal this week. "We are very pleased to have Jack Murphy continue on as...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 1 Wildcats' defense impresses

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Jack Murphy has seen some No. 1 teams in his young day. And, Arizona is a legit No. 1 team. Murphy should know after he witnessed a top-shelf beat down on Monday night at the hands of top-ranked Arizona. Murphy's Northern Arizona Lumberjacks fell 77-44 in McKale Center. For nearly 10 years, Murphy had a front row seat to a few No. 1 Arizona teams, the last before...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Top returning scorer Russell leaves NAU program

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Sophomore point guard DeWayne Russell is no longer with the Northern Arizona mens basketball team, head coach Jack Murphy announced Wednesday. Russell has decided to pursue other opportunities outside of Northern Arizona University. Russell, from Peoria High School, was NAU's top returning scorer with an average of 14.1 points per game as a freshman, which...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Murphy has solid first year at NAU

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated.) By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer Northern Arizona's Jack Murphy was as prepared as he could be for his first stint as a head coach. He still wasn't ready for everything that came at him in a job that requires an awful lot of on-the-job training. The 33-year-old Murphy was named Northern Arizona's coach last year after stints under...
Via AP on Fox
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Predicting NFL Free Agent Destinations

By: Jack Murphy @TheJMurphy The 2013 NFL free-agency doesn’t start until March 12th. I feel there will be a lot of changes coming in 2013. There will also be a lot of busts that are extremely over paid. Many teams have started making calls and clearing up cap space in order to go after some [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via Next Level Sports Network
February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Murphy aiming high in debut season at NAU

The short-term strategy certainly doesnt seem all that quixotic. We think we have the kind of team that -- if we get in this situation over the course of three days -- well be a tough out, Northern Arizona mens basketball coach Jack Murphy said in early reference to his first Big Sky Conference tournament. So our ultimate goal is to make the conference tournament and let the basketball...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Murphy set for first season with Lumberjacks

(Eds: Updates with more details and quotes.) By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer Jack Murphy was not what you would call a star on his high school basketball team. His duties: Laundry, towels, hand out water, practice hard. His line: One game, two free throws. ''When you're in high school and every girl you want to date is in the stands seeing you hand out water...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

NAU's Murphy signs class of five

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona mens basketball coach Jack Murphy has signed five student-athletes to his first recruiting class, including four prep standouts and a transfer from Texas Tech. Forward Jordyn Martin of Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas, forward Blake Hamilton of Pasadena (Calif.) High School and guard DeWayne Russell of Peoria (Ariz.) High School have signed...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Memphis' Murphy to take over Lumberjacks

Northern Arizona has hired Memphis assistant Jack Murphy as its basketball coach. Murphy replaces Dave Brown, who served as interim coach last season after Mike Adras abruptly left the program Dec. 9. The Lumberjacks finished 5-24 and 1-15 in the Big Sky Conference, ending the season on a school-record 16-game losing streak. The 32-year-old Murphy spent three seasons as an assistant...
Via AP on Fox
April 12, 2012  |  Discuss
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