Wakeup Call: It's time to come out of the food coma and binge on more hoops

By Matt Norlander | College Basketball Writer
Michigan goes against Kansas State for the in-season NIT championship later today. (US Presswire)

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, full of more food than you could finish. Seriously, though, also hope the Jets didn't cause you to upchuck last night. Even though it's a four-day holiday weekend, we're gonna be giving you content on the blog today. Wakeup Call's here to deliver.

Around the World

More-than-50-year-old Beatles demo surfaces. When do we get to hear it? ... Wasn't online much Thurday, but glad I glanced at Twitter to see this. ... Planet bigger than Jupiter slowly but surely spiraling to its demise with its home star. ... Did you watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade? Yeah, here's why we should probably stop holding it. || You're bound to have a free hour this weekend to read. This is my heavy recommendation for that.

Layup Line

¶ Bob Huggins got a contract extension right before Bird Day.

Sean Woods' pattern of behavior will catch up to him if he doesn't take advantage of Thanksgiving's weekend and change up his confrontational style.

¶ If you've got room left for anger for the NCAA, take the time to read this column by Patrick Hruby.

¶ As cranky as you thought he'd be, it's even better. Jim Boeheim is done even giving a crap over realignment.

¶ Former college hoops star who got into dealing crack cocaine is going to prison for 16 years.

¶ In other college-basketball-jail-news, Zay Jackson might be going away for more than he bargained for.

¶ Might take awhile, but I'm expecting some mid-major noise from Denver later this season.

¶ VCU looked really good Thursday against Memphis. My bud Ben Cohen did a really nice job writing on the team's training techniques.

¶ Hey, it's a really nice column by Will Leitch here, but I mostly want you to click the link to see how photogenic that headshot is.

Moving Pictures and Music

»» No doubt you could've missed any number of highlights or news from Thanksgiving. Here's some stuffing by DJ Stephens. Whooooooo.

Tough to go with anything other than the obvious choice of Steely Dan's "Black Friday" on this Black Friday. I hope the readers of this blog are smart enough to not endure themselves to the madhouses of the marketplace at megastores everywhere. The Internet exists; shop there.

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