Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thursday Morning Dump

- Maybe, just maybe, the Big-XII is done with this expansionocalypse nonsense. Kansas State coach Frank Martin is happy that the conference is finished playing musical chairs

- Part-II of a fantastic Big East blogger round table discussion: which player needs to step up the most

- Rick Pitino has been putting expansionocalypse on blast all week. Check out his best quotes and the 5 stages of Rick Pitino grief (This is kinda-awesome)

- The SEC wants 14 teams so it can get it's own network deal

- Andy Katz provides a great "where are they know" on former-Wake Forest head coach Dave Odom

- Southern Mississippi head coach Larry Eustachy received a three-year extension with the school

- Speaking of Southern Miss, Former-Kentucky guard Darnell Dodson may get another chance to play for Southern Mississippi. Dodson transferred out of Kentucky after the 2009-2010 season, but was kicked off the Southern Mississippi team in January 2011

- NCAA President Mark Emmert wants the big universities to see beyond just the money (Yeah, that's going to happen...Seriously, where can I get an application for his job?)

- Andy Bottoms previews the Harvard Crimson. Yes, this is the same Andy Bottoms who hosts the Bottoms Line college basketball podcast, featuring @Ballinisahabit and @BIAHtroymachir (Click the link for this week's episode)

- Just in case you needed more evidence as to why Kentucky has the most passionate fan-base in the country, here you go

- Jay Bilas relays some pertinent information to us: The end is near for the Big East (Insiders Only)

- NC State head coach Mark Gottfried hasn't coached a single ACC game yet, and he's already calling out Jim Boeheim, who, umm, hasn't coached a single ACC game either. Speaking of Boeheim, he's made it apparent that ACC opponents will only play Syracuse at the Carrier Dome

- Speaking of NC-State, the school is close to finalizing an agreement to have a series with Kansas

- Big Apple Buckets provides preseason power rankings for the NYC-area. I know Iona is going to be good, It's just surprising to see them at the top of this list

- Jason Groves does a terrific job breaking down the schedule of the New Mexico State Aggies

- Doug Haller had himself a nice conversation with Arizona State junior Carrick Felix

- Is it really "now or never" for John Calipari? I certainly don't think so, but this guy does.

- Rhode Island head coach Jim baron is a native of Brooklyn. You can imagine his reaction to the announcement of the A-10 moving it's tournament to Brooklyn

- Who wants to be Texas A&M's new cross-division-rivals?!?

- Former-St. John's commit Jevon Thomas has popped for Dayton and new head coach Archie Miller

- Former-UAB redshirt freshman Tony Criswell has committed to play at Missouri (I'm displaying great self-control by not making fun of him for his first quote)

- Creighton got a commitment from 6-foot-1 guard Andre Yates

- Duquesne got their first commitment in the class of 2012 in the form of 6-foot-9 power forward Donovan Jack

- Highly-touted recruit Rodney Purvis will make his college decision later this week

- After initially setting a date for his college decision (November 15th), Chris Walker will take his time making a choice

- Louisville's Jared Swopshire will be granted an extra-year of eligibility because of his season-ending injury that took place last year

- Former-St. John's commit JaKarr Sampson is going to visit Baylor

- Former-Jayhawk J.R. Giddens didn't have nice things to say about Kansas head coach Bill Self. Is Kansas the opposite of a "players-first program"

- Virginia Commonwealth is getting new uniforms

- Antonio Bigelow, the 2011 Southern California JuCo Player of the Year, will not start the season at Montana State, as previously indicated

- Former-West Virginia guard Joe Mazzulla has become an assistant coach at D-II Glenville State

- In case you didn't read this article yesterday, you should probably get to it today. It's Gary Parrish after all

- I might have to get me one of these: Kenneth Faried "Manimal" T-shirt

Solid preseason pump-up video

Kentucky-freshman Anthony Davis makes a Kentucky fan's dream come true

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just getting started. Big 12 the ACC have the big east all but killed off, they aren't going to let them off the mats

Hell, there's something on a west Virginia board circling around about all of them leaving for the big 12 (and that's what this presidents meeting is for)