Weber State fires Cravens after two lost seasons

OGDEN, Utah -- Weber State men's basketball coach Joe
Cravens was dismissed Monday, two days after the Wildcats ended the
season with a fourth straight loss and failed to qualify for the
Big Sky Conference tournament.

Weber State (10-17, 4-10) finished its second losing season in a
row Saturday with a loss at Idaho State.

It's the first time since 1981 the Wildcats will not play in the
league tournament.

Cravens has two years left on his contract and will be
reassigned within the department, athletic director Jerry Graybeal
said in a statement.

In 2002-2003, Cravens led Weber State to a Big Sky conference
title and NCAA Tournament berth. The school was undefeated in
conference play that year and Cravens was the league's coach of the

Cravens leaves after seven years as coach with a record of