Thad Matta resigns, accepts position at Ohio State

University calls 2:30 p.m. press conference to name new head basketball coach following Matta's surprise departure | July 8, 2004

The University has called a press conference for 2:30 p.m. today, July 8, to name a new head basketball coach to replace Thad Matta.

In a surprise announcement on Wednesday, July 7, Matta said he has resigned from Xavier and has accepted the head coaching position at Ohio State University.

The announcement of Matta leaving Xavier and taking the Ohio State position drew attention from the media nationally. Some of the coverage includes extended coverage in the Cincinnati Enquirer, including a column by Paul Daugherty, speculation on who might be replace Matta, and fans reactions.

Also, the Cincinnati Post.

Other stories of note include those in ESPN.com, another at ESPN.com, Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated.com and CBS SportsLine.com.