Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday Morning Dump

- Arkansas coach John Pelphrey is already on the hot-seat. But yesterday Gary Parrish broke a story about possible-NCAA violations committed by Pelphrey. He might as well start packing up his office. (Pelphrey that is, not Parrish. Parrish can stay...for now)

- Kemba Walker's heroics yesterday cemented his spot in MSG history

- Mike Vorkunov has been pumping out the solid-gold recently. You would be wise to read his profile piece on Bill Raftery

- Much has been said in the wake of the Rutgers-referee controversy. Jeff Goodman notes that we should start seeing a trend of younger officiating crews. Speaking of the controvesy, the referees invloved (Jim Burr, Tim Higgins, and Earl Walton) have removed themselves from the rest of the tournament

- In this week's edition of Hoops Thoughts Seth Davis announces his 2011 All-Glue Team

Mike Miller details how the bitter feud between John Calipari and former-Temple coach John Cheaney has now cooled-off. Miller also provides strategic advice for future-opponents of Kansas

- If you are an ESPN Insider, this is a must-read: How to spot March Madness upsets

- Former Notre Dame player Zach Hilsland now writes for the New York Times blog. In his newest post he compares leaving Notre Dame to breaking up with a girlfriend

- The best and worst moments from 33 years of Pac-10 tournaments

- A breakdown of the possible-NCAA opponents for Xavier

- St. John's Dwight Hardy, a member of the Big East All-conference first team, believes his squad has a good shot at making the Final Four. Speaking of St John's, D.J Kennedy injured his right knee during the Johnnies 77-73 loss to Syracuse. Head coach Steve Lavin said at the press conference that the injury could be serious

- USC coach Kevin O'Neil was involved in a post-game incident with a Cal fan following his team's victory yesterday. Reports indicate that O'Neil's wife, Roberta, was also involved

- As we mentioned yesterday, Keno Davis will not return to Providence next year. George Mason's Jim Larranaga is considered to be a top candidate for the job

- Pepperdine head coach Tom Asbury is retiring. Associate head coach Marty Wilson will take over for him

- Pac-10 Commishoner Larry Scott wants his conference to have a greater television pressence

- Adam Zagoria reports that Canandian power forward Kevin Thomas will announce Texas as his college choice
this week

- West Virginia's Darrell "Truck" Bryant was slinging the twitter-heat after his team's close loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday night

- Yeah, you probably forgot all about the Great West Conference tournament. Don't worry, the guys at Lost Letterman have you covered

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