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Wakeup Call: 'Violence is out of the question'

Posted on: January 4, 2012 9:16 am
That was some nice win for Tom Pecora's Fordham club over Harvard. (US PRESSWIRE)

By Matt Norlander

This story is unbelievable. Literally. I do not want to believe it. // Also: simply an incredible story. But this one is mostly good. // The power of thank-you notes. // You hating the new Facebook timeline? Here's how to wipe out your embarassments and all things related to that crazy-but-hot ex you once dated ...

★ I can't explain why, but Bo Ryan's "violence is out of the question" quote from last night is great.

Really liked this from a college hoops writer getting more run, Daniel Martin.

★ It's about two weeks too early for my liking, but who am I kidding? I'll read anything on bubbles at this point. Andy Glockner is your bracket prognostication guru.

★ We linked to Troy Bell's R&B work in December. Searching For Billy Edelin went a step further and got an interview with the man about his music -- and still beating basketball career.

★ Iona's quite good, so it's going to have a number of articles written on it. It's already happened, in fact. Ben Cohen drops in with a quickie profile on Scott Machado, one of my favorite players this season.

★ What myths exist with road games in college basketball? Groupies in most Atlantic 10 cities, for starters.

★ They say the rejected marriage proposal wasn't staged. I'm no cynic, but I can't see how that is all organic.

A deeper look as to why MSU was able to win in Kohl for the first time in a decade.

★ We always appreciate the love. Be sure to follow these guys and gals on Twitter.

★ I really hope this was Stew Morrill's Christmas card.

★ Linked you last week about that Juco program that forfeited its season. The conference is trying to figure out what the heck it's going to do with scheduled games.

★ Some more intel on four-guard lineups in college hoops. Wonder if this will become more of a mild trend in the next few years.

It's been a long time since I pick and rolled ...

♬ If you don't have Beck on your iPod outside of "Loser" and "Where It's At," you're cheating yourself. Also, this song will absolutely be played at my wedding. Listen and have your day get off to a start that can't be brought down.

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