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Coach Steve Donahue leaving Cornell for Boston College

April 6, 2010 | 12:17 pm


After leading Cornell to three straight Ivy League titles and the Sweet 16 in this year's NCAA tournament, Coach Steve Donahue will take over as head coach at Boston College, an official from the college told the Associated Press.

Donahue takes over for Al Skinner, the winningest coach in Boston College history. The Eagles went to seven NCAA tournaments in a nine-year span during Skinner's 13-year tenure.

After going 74-117 in his first seven seasons at Cornell, Donahue turned the program around with a 16-12 finish in 2006-07, which was followed by the string of Ivy League crowns. The Big Red went 29-5 this season -- the best ever in Ivy League history -- and upset Temple and Wisconsin in the NCAA tournament before falling to Kentucky.

-- Chuck Schilken

The Associated Press contributed to this report

Photo: Steve Donahue coaches Cornell last month. Credit: Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press.