ē?Mike Rhoades will be the new menís basketball coach at Rice. Rhoades has been the associate head coach at Virginia Commonwealth. The Rams went 137-46 during his five seasons at VCU, including a trip to the 2011 Final Four. Rhoades takes over for Ben Braun, who resigned March 13 after the Owls finished the season at 7-23.
ē?The Atlanta Dream re-signed All-Star center Erika de Souza. The 6-foot-5 player has been with the Dream since the teamís initial season in 2008. De Souza is coming off her best season, setting highs in points (12.9), rebounds (9.9) and blocks (1.8). She made her second WNBA All-Star team.