John Smallwood has been on our staff since 1994. He began as the beat writer for Villanova University basketball and was promoted to columnist in 1995 - a position he held for 20 years. He has won several awards while covering the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals, Final Four, World Cup and Olympics.
Former Cornell coach Jeff Tambroni was brought on nearly 10 years ago to revamp a program that was mired in mediocrity since being formed in 1921. Now, they've got a semifinal date with defending champion Yale.
Appointed by NBA commissioner Adam Silver on Wednesday, Engelbert, who will start on July 17, enters the league as it is about to go through the biggest and most contentious period in its 23-year history.