Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Full Court Press: Memphis Basketball has a Reality TV Show

Rivals has started a 10 episode series chronicling John Calipari and the Memphis Tigers as they begin to prepare for the 2008-2009 season. A new episode will debut every Friday from now until December 17th. Check out the part about Pierre Niles. If he can actually get down to 280 lb (he signed a contract with Coach Cal that said he couldn't practice until he went from 349 lb to 300 lb, and couldn't get into a game until he hit 280), he could be another Glen Davis. I love that haircut he's rocking, too.

In other news - Minnesota's forward Damian Johnson is out for 4-6 weeks after fracturing his left hand; Georgia Tech's DeAndre Bell will miss the season as a result of spinal stenosis, the same injury that forced TJ Ford to miss a season a few years ago; Clemson's 7'2" freshman Catalin Baciu was suspended for 5 games by the NCAA for playing on a professional team in his native Romania when he was 15; former (can you be former if you never put on the jersey) UConn Husky Nate Miles has landed at the College of Southern Idaho; Greg Anthony has been hired by CBS as a college basketball analyst to replace Clark Kellogg, who replaced Billy Packer.

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