By Matt Norlander
Music today is horrible, etc. // My God I'm horrified and yet can't look away. // I love eight of the top 10 worst cereals for you. // This was a terrific read ...
★ Very tragic news out of Ohio State.
★ They turn around that SI Sportsman of the Year dinner pretty quick, huh? When do you think Summitt and K got the news? I'm saying about 10 days ago.
★ Josiah Turner will not play tonight against Florida. Gators should win by 10 or 14.
★ Did you catch it? Jay Bilas infused his Twitter persona on the air last night.
★ Been awhile since I've agreed this much with a Mike DeCourcy column.
★ Goodman could just as easily blog all this great information, but it's much prettier in one big column.
★ Why the sophomore-year improvement for one point guard hasn't translated to similar results for his team.
★ One program, a program with one of the greatest nicknames in the history of sports, played its 2,000 game last night.
★ John Gasaway, I know you read the Wakeup Call, and so I want to thank you directly for a very convincing argument against those who believe players receiving endorsements will create chaos for competing schools.
★ We're big proponents of non-D-I dunks here in the Wakeup Call. The latest. The play-by-play is just as good. Feel free to send yours if you're from an NAIA, D-II or D-III school.
★ Talking Twitter and hoops, Borzello and I are.
★ I wrote about Florida yesterday, but that's not what I'm hear to talk about. I'm hear to link you to a better piece, written by Andy Glockner.
★ Howland does deserve criticism for having the guts to suspend Reeves Nelson twice, but not kick him off the team. One explusion comes before two suspensions in three weeks, IMO.
★ On that Missouri win, that unbeaten start and my man, Marcus Denmon, playing even better than his biggest proponents thought he cold.
► This was relayed to me on Twitter yesterday after I bashed the Big East for taking SMU. I'm now ready to fully retract that claim.
♬ I normally use this space to plug a band I think is worth your time/worth discovering. Today, I'm passing along an artist I'm not familiar with. It's a pretty disgusting blues track -- from a blind guy. This is so great. His name is Jeff Healey, and I don't know much of his music but that should change soon. Sad as hell: Healey's already left the coil, having died from cancer in 2008. We've been cheated again.
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