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Oct. 6, 2017MARYVILLE, Mo. |  By: Hornickel

Legendary coach Krzyzewski talks with Northwest President Jasinski on All Thing Northwest

In anticipation of the Northwest Missouri State University men’s basketball team’s Oct. 27 exhibition game with Duke University, legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski is talking with Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski during the October edition of “All Things Northwest” on the University’s National Public Radio affiliate.

Jasinski’s interview with Krzyzewski airs at 9:06 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, on KXCV 90.5 FM in Maryville and KRNW 88.9 FM in Chillicothe.

During the interview, Krzyzewski talks with Jasinski about the upcoming exhibition game as well as his leadership and passion for education, molding his players into successful men, and the importance of family.

“President Jasinski’s interview with arguably one of the greatest basketball coaches of all time is both insightful and intriguing as they discuss the importance of education and the role sports plays,” KXCV-KRNW Station Manager Rodney Harris said.

The Northwest men’s basketball team will meet Duke Oct. 27 at the historic Cameron Indoor Stadium as the Bearcats prepare to defend their 2017 NCAA Division II National Championship crown.

Duke, located in Durham, North Carolina, has annually invited the defending Division II champion to play on its home court since 2009. The contest is played as an exhibition game and will not count toward either team’s record.

Northwest Head Coach Ben McCollum and the Bearcats went 35-1 last season en route to a 71-61 win against Fairmont State University and the program’s first national championship. Key returners include All-MIAA selections Chris Ebou Ndow and Justin Pitts, who received player of the year honors from a bevy of organizations last season.

The Blue Devils, meanwhile, have been a dominant force in NCAA Division I basketball for decades. Krzyzewski is entering his 38th season with 998 wins at Duke and an NCAA Division I men’s record 1,071 wins overall. His 91 NCAA tournament wins are a record, and his 12 Final Four appearances are tied for most all-time. He has led the U.S. Men’s Senior National Team to six gold medals, in addition to his five NCAA championships with Duke.

“All Things Northwest” airs at 9:06 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month and features Jasinski discussing topics of interest with community leaders and University faculty and staff, among others. In addition to airing on KXCV Maryville 90.5 FM and KRNW Chillicothe 88.9 FM it is available online after its initial airing at The program is underwritten by the city of Maryville, Nodaway County Economic Development, Maryville Daily Forum and Mozingo Lake Recreation Park.

KXCV, which signed on the air in 1971 as the first full-power public radio service in Missouri, provides in-depth news and information with an alternative music format. In 1993, KRNW went on the air in Chillicothe, extending its programming across most of the northern 25 percent of Missouri. While all of its programming emanates from the Northwest campus in Maryville, the 100,000-watt radio station also serves as a training ground for Northwest students interested in broadcasting and is the flagship station of the Bearcat Radio Network.