Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday Morning Dump

I hope you are ready for five days of never-ending articles about the unlikelihood of a Final Four like this actually happening, why VCU shouldn't be headed to Houston and the potential for a lull in TV ratings. Not to mention George Mason's influence, the rise of Shaka Smart's street value, VCU's lack of rioting etiquette , and just about anything else a worn-out columnist can muster up at this point. Oh yeah, the Cubs want Shaka Smart and Brad Stevens to sing at Wrigley Field

- You should just stop reading anything basketball-related unless it's written by Luke Winn. Seriously, he provides one of the best Final Four team-breakdowns I have ever read

- Dennis Dodd tries to label the Final Four, but the ingredients just may be too different

- Matt Norlander breaks down the ten best games of the 2011 tournament

- Andy Katz provides an awesome list of memorable moments from the tournament thus far

- Eamonn Brennan fills us in on ten things we should know about this year's Final Four

- Former-UNC guard Larry Drew II has enrolled at UCLA. The budding rapper left UNC right around the time that the Tar Heels began to find their groove. But UCLA fans may not be too happy about his arrival. Speaking of UCLA, the Bruins six-foot-eight forward Tyler Honeycutt has decided to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft. But depsit everything that is happening with the program, coach Ben Howland remains optimistic about the future. Jeff Eisenberg agrees that the future could remain bright without Honeycutt

- Garrick Sherman is transferring from Michigan State. The big-man had an underwhelming season and has been granted his release from the school

- After transfer speculation arose, Villanova guard Dominic Cheek went on twitter to reaffirm his allegiance to the Wildcats

- Georgia Tech found their new head coach on Monday in Dayton's Brian Gregory. But the Yellow Jackets also found out their best player, Iman Sumpert will be testing the draft waters

- Kent State has named assistant coach Rob Senderoff as the interim head coach for the Golden Flashes following the departure of Geno Ford (who took the job at Bradley)

- Cuonzo Martin was introduced as the new head coach at Tennessee. He's a good candidate but definitely has his work cut out for him. However, the new head coach is not worried about the possible sanctions looming over the Tennessee program

- It is being reported that Monmouth will hire Vanderbilt assistant coach King Rice as their next head coach

- Why would Matt Painter want to leave Purdue for Missouri?

- The recent hiring of Brian Gregory and Cuonzo Martin hasn't exactly "wow'd" the home-fans

- Memphis and Xavier will begin a home-and-home series starting next season

- Your 2011 high-major and mid-major All-Americans, provided by College Hoops Net. but here are the actual All-American teams

- A top ten list of Final Four storylines

- Chandler Parsons blogs away about his last days as a collegiate athlete (must-read stuff)

- A brief stock report from the first two weekends of tournament action

- Sean Keeler of the Des Moines Register believes Harrison Barnes should return to North Carolina for his sophomore season in order to cement his legacy

- If college players stayed in school all four years, this Final Four may have been one of the most talent-laden of all time

- Deadspin provides more than enough information about that guy in the Jayhawk costume who got caught crying after VCU knocked off Kansas

- VCU wasn't the reason my bracket was busted. But they certainly didn't help

Make these stop

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