Memo to Roy: Stop Recruiting LA Kids... →
In a weird coincidence, the last four transfers that Roy Williams has had (and he’s only had seven in his career!) were from Southern California. This LA Times article takes a look at the transfer decisions of Larry Drew II, Travis Wear, and David Wear, all of whom are currently at UCLA sitting out next season.
I’m 71. I act about 12. But I am obsessed. Until the day I go to my...– Dick Vitale, at his V Foundation gala, which has raised over $100M in the last six years.
I don’t think you can have a viable league and have 12 groups of players...– Jim Boeheim, discussing TCU’s addition to the Big East in 2012-13 and whether the Big East Tournament will expand to allow 17 teams into the field.
You know what galls me about people like this? The lack of fear that there will...– Linda Gonzalez, in a postscript to her diatribe over the weekend against the nation’s college basketball sportswriters.
The thing about Duke was, every time they sent me a letter, they wouldn’t spell...– UNC recruit PJ Hairston, on why Carolina eventually won his services over Duke.
This is my own opinion, but I do worry we have too much of a bivariate model. I...– NCAA President Mark Emmert on his ideas for a future enforcement model.
Team USA U-19 Training Camp Roster
Keith Appling G 6-1 180 02/13/92 2014 Michigan State Melsahn Basabe F/C 6-7 225 05/29/92 2014 Iowa Brad Beal G 6-4 195 06/28/93 2011 Chaminade College Prep/*Florida James Bell G 6-5 225 01/07/92 2014 Villanova Anthony Brown G 6-6 200 10/10/92 2014 Stanford Trevor Cooney G 6-3 180 08/01/92 ...
Price of "March Madness": $17.2M
That’s what the NCAA quietly paid a company called Intersport for the exclusive rights to the trademark name of the NCAA Tournament last October. Considering that CBS/Turner pay the NCAA nearly a billion bucks a year for the 67 games, this looks like a decent bargain on its face.
Understanding the NCAA's Enforcement Process →
Early Entry Winners & Losers
Winners Kentucky Missouri Xavier Big East Jim Larranaga Losers Texas Pac-10 Cuonzo Martin Butler Maryland For our full post explaining the winners and losers, see here.
How Good is the Maryland Job?
Good article on this topic in the wake of Gary Williams’ retirement this week. Here’s where I would place the Maryland coaching job, as of today… Duke Kentucky North Carolina Kansas UCLA Ohio State Florida Texas Louisville Syracuse Arizona Michigan State Connecticut Maryland Indiana Thoughts?
We have a very, very close relationship but we’re two personalities that...– Jay Larranaga, on passing up a chance to work for his dad at Miami (FL). Translated: we would kill each other.
Bob Knight Will Be Honored at Ohio State Next...
So… what happens if the OSU faithful fail to recall the scrappy young player who was a Buckeye in the 60s, instead remembering the nemesis who repeatedly beat OSU throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s? We’ll find out on December 20. Just sayin…
People keep mentioning Samardo [Samuels] just because he took his route. ...– Former Louisville center Terrence Jennings, who is entering the NBA Draft despite only averaging 10/5 last season and not showing up on many draft boards so far this year.
No Timetable on Calhoun Decision
Jim Calhoun is still thinking about his future: “I don’t have a timetable. I think it kind of just evolves,” Calhoun said. “Whatever I decide to do, that’s what I’m going to do.”
Wonder How the Pac-12 Got the Best TV Deal?
Look no further than here… 9 of the top 30 television markets fall within the Pac-12 footprint. Even though nobody east of the Mississippi ever sees a game, the eyeballs are there. New York City Los Angeles Chicago Philadelphia Dallas/Fort Worth San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose Boston Atlanta Washington, D.C. Houston Detroit Phoenix Tampa/St. Petersburg/Sarasota ...
Family Business, Or Not...
So much for working for the old man… “Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga’s son, Jay, opted not to take an assistant coaching job at Miami and will instead remain a head coach in the NBA D-League.” Yeah, our pops could be a slave-driver too, on occasion…
Paul Hewitt Intro'd at George Mason
And some highlights from a live chat he did with fans afterward: Q: How much important will you place on recruiting the local DC, MD and VA areas? Hewitt: It’s extremely important because this is one of the best areas in the country for high school talent. I feel very comfortable recruiting not just the DC area but as far north as New York and as far south as Tidewater area. Q:...
God Bless America at Maryland →
GBA at Penn State (h/t @notthefakeSVP)