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Memories of March
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Elliott and David relive some magic moments from the madness of March with former Illinois Head Coach Lou Henson, and former Michigan State Head Coach Jud Heathcote. Plus- WNBF Figure Pro competitor Helena Chansky adds her beauty to the program!
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Sports and Torts: Fitness Competitor Helena Chamsky
Helena tells us what inspired her to get into such amazing shape (check out the videos at the bottom of the page), and about her experience competining at the The 2011 Arnold Fitness EXPO a few weeks back.

Photo by Jeff Binns
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Sports and Torts: Former Illini Coach Lou Henson
Coach Henson shares his thoughts on Bruce Weber and the state of Illini Hoops. Hes also got a lot to say about the Tourney and College Hoops in general.
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Sports and Torts: Former Michigan State Head Coach Jud Heathcote
Coach Heathcote dishes on Michigan State Hoops and the success Tom Izzo has had with the program. Plus, how Magic v Bird changed the NCAA Tournament.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Lou Henson
Lou Henson is the winningest coach in Illinois basketball history with 423 victories. During his 21 seasons (1975-1996) at the school, Henson led the Fighting Illini to 16 postseason appearances, including 12 NCAA Tournaments and a Final Four appearance in 1989. Henson is also the all-time winningest coach in New Mexico State history with 289 victories, and he coached the Aggies to a Final Four appearance in 1970. He is one of only 12 coaches in the history of the game to take two schools to the Final Four. He is in the top 10 of NCAA coaching wins in men's basketball history.

Lou's Career Coaching Record

 
Jud Heathcote
George Melvin "Jud" Heathcote was a head coach for 24 seasons at the collegiate level: five at Montana (1971-76) and 19 at Michigan State (1976-95). Heathcote is perhaps best known for having coached Magic Johnson during his two years at Michigan State University, including the 1979 National Championship Team. The stint at Montana was the first for Jud as head coach of a college varsity program. Previously, he had coached at West Valley High School in Spokane for 14 seasons, and at Washington State for seven years, five seasons as freshman coach and two seasons as frosh-varsity coach. In the 1974-75 season at Montana, he led them to their first Big Sky championship. The Grizzlies advanced to the NCAA regionals, losing to eventual tournament champion UCLA. Heathcote was then hired by Joseph Kearney to take on the head basketall coaching job at Michigan State in 1976 and began the most successful phase of his coaching career. In his third season at Michigan State, Heathcote guided the Spartans to the 1979 NCAA Championship. The Spartans, led by Magic Johnson, defeated the Larry Bird-led Indiana State Sycamores in the title game. In his 19 years at Michigan State, the Spartans made nine NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship tournaments and three NIT appearances. As a coach, Heathcote was particularly noted for his excellent defensive strategies on the court and was second to none in blocking the opposing team from penetrating to the hoop. Heathcote retired after the 1994-95 season, having won 418 games and lost 275, for a .603 winning percentage. He was succeeded by Tom Izzo, an associate head coach under Heathcote for Heathcote's final five seasons.

Jud's Career Coaching Stats

 






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