Published Saturday, March 16, 2013 AT 3:37 PM / Updated at 4:27 PM
Northwestern fires Carmody
Lee Barfknecht Omaha World-Herald

It’s not a surprise, but it’s still disappointing to see Northwestern basketball coach Bill Carmody lose his job.

After 13 years as the head of the lone power-conference program never to have made the NCAA tournament, Carmody was let go Saturday. Northwestern, hit with four season-ending injuries, lost its final nine games to finish 13-19.

Carmody was a straight-shooter with a wickedly wry sense of humor. Hate to lose guys like that. The question now is whether a couple of highly touted recruits he had lined up to come will follow through.

About Lee Barfknecht

Lee Barfknecht has won nine national writing awards from four separate organizations, and is a 12-time winner of the Nebraska sportswriter of the year award. He covers Big Ten football and basketball, Nebraska basketball and other college financial issues for The World-Herald. You can email Lee at