Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday Morning Dump

- With the 'Great Brawl of China" behind them, the Hoyas now take the show to Shanghai. The Hoyas defeated some team called "The Dinosaurs" in their first post-brawl game. Some great notes and opinions on the brawl (In the same week Miami goes down in flames, Georgetown get's into a fight...what is this? The 80's?)

- Some famous Georgetown alumni take to twitter to show their support for the team

- Your must-read of the day is a terrific list of the best debut seasons for head coaches at new schools

- Dickie-V hung up on Dan LeBatard, and for once it wasn't LeBatard's fault

- The NCAA is looking to make pivotal changes to their "Cream cheese and jam" amendment

- UConn Athletic Director Jeff Hathaway has decided to retire. The NCAA has responded to his "retirement". His departure may mean a new Selection Committee Chair member could be added.

- Team USA lost to Lithuania in the Quarterfinals of the World University Games and will not be able to win a medal

- Jeff Goodman provides some insight on what lies ahead for Billy Kennedy and the Texas A&M basketball program. More on Kennedy and his new basketball team

- There have been a handful of articles indicating that highly-touted recruit Mitch McGary may skip college and head straight to the NBA draft next season. But according to his high school coach, Mitch has not thought about entering the draft yet

- St. John's landed yet another recruit. 6-foot-4 shooting guard Darrick Wood verbally committed to the Johnnies over the weekend

- Dick "Hoops" Weiss recaps all the recent NCAA scandals involving big-time programs

- Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott may make some location changes to the Pac-12 basketball tournament

- I am pretty certain that Oregon head coach Dana Altman is going to love having Olu Ashaolu on his squad, even if he has to sit out a year. Jason King provides more detail on why Altman's Ducks are ready to fly (#InsertMightyDucksQuoteHere)

- Saitn Mary's inked head coach Randy Bennett to a new 10-year deal

- A good-read from the Columbia Tribune on the difficult decision that lies ahead for the Missouri athletic department

- IUPUI and Ball State do not play in the same conference, yet they will play each other twice in 2011-2012

- Bill Self is a fan of the off-season beard and Kansas football

- Who exactly is the best post player in the Big Sky Conference? Portland State's Chehales Tapscott is certainly in the conversation

- A solid Q&A session with Jacksonville great Artis Gilmore

- James Anderson, a top-10 point guard recruit in the Class of 2012, verbally committed to play for the Pitt Panthers

- Florida State picked up a recruit from the possibly the further possible point from FSU - Alsaska

- Chris Dobbertean provides updated information on the early season tournaments (BtB is becoming the place to go for all your early season tournament info)

- More "Top Terp Tournament" brackets. Greivis only a #3-seed? Tony Massenburg went to Maryland? I have so many questions

- The fantastic America East basketball blog, America Least, will be shutting down. Fortunately, a new A-East blog, Unranked AE will be debuting for SBNation in September

Well, looks like I have a new favorite pump-up video

(H/T George Mason Basketball)

Josh Harrellson is officially the King of Morning Dump videos. This must be at least the eigth time we dropped a video of him doing something outrageous in the past 12 months

Highlights from "Capital Punishment" the All-Star game of sumemr league hoops pitting the Drew League vs. the Goodman League

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