Team preview: Dayton
Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2003-04 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.
When successful and quite popular Dayton head coach Oliver Purnell left the Atlantic 10 for Atlantic Coast Conference doormat Clemson, Dayton athletic director Ted Kissell did what a growing number of athletic directors have done of late: He plucked a second banana off of Tom Izzo's coaching tree at Michigan State.
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