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Wakeup Call: More conference realignment is here

Posted on: January 24, 2012 8:51 am
Edited on: January 24, 2012 9:01 am
 
This baby baboon is more inventive than most of the Pac-12 offenses. (AP)
By Matt Norlander

I was at a loss for a basketball photo today, so I think this will do. It was selected as one of the best AP photos from the past week. Impossible to argue.

Oh, you have to read about the Waffle House terrorists. // Wait ... woman cross-country skied ACROSS ANTARCTICA? Like ... ALL OF IT? // We could be close to having a seventh state that allows gay marriage. // Go ahead and give Thomas Edison's to-do list a gander ...

★ One of New York City's top high school prospects has turned the table on recruiters because he doesn't own a cellphone.

★ It's been nearly a year since Wes Leonard died, and I implore you to not let your Tuesday end without having read this piece on why he didn't have to die on a high school basketball court last year.

★ A couple of conference-affiliation links to share. The first is Big East-related and reported by our Brett McSources yesterday.

★ Which school officially accepted its bid into the Big South yesterday?

★ Could UConn be getting the verdict on Ryan Boatright's eligibility today?

★ As for Boatright not playing, the UConn Blog went deeper into his absence and the real reasons the Huskies have played the way they have.

★ The nation's most worthy at-large team that no one is talking about resides in the Big Ten.

★ Why are some of the most potent scorers in college basketball this year coming from this conference?

★ I've been so big on Iona this year. The Gaels went out and blew an 18-point lead to Siena last night. That pretty much makes Iona's at-large chances go kapoof.

★ What are the best moments in the 30-year history of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden?

★ An informative prediction on some of the BracketBusters games to come.

★ The art of the shot-block. Yeah, that's basketball junkie readin'.

I read this and ask aloud, Why can't Ryan Boatright be made eligible to play until the NCAA actually finds proof?

► Though the teams aren't good and the game wasn't on television, the ending of the UAB-Rice game from last week closely mirrors how Florida State beat Duke.



♬ Listen, even if you hate grunge, or hate Soundgarden, or are unfamiliar, do me a favor. Forget everything about this song except Chris Cornell's vocals. Block it all out as much as you can except for the sound coming from this man's throat. It's simply incredible that a human evolved to be able to do what he does in this song.

Comments

Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2012 1:24 pm
 

Wakeup Call: More conference realignment is here

I mean technically isn't Boatright eligible to play? It's just that if Uconn does play him and the NCAA finds something they'd forefit any game he played in. So Uconn could play him but risk punishment for doing so if the NCAA finds something. I believe that's correct.



Since: Dec 21, 2011
Posted on: January 24, 2012 10:06 am
 

Slaves and Bulldozers

Matt, just when I decide to completely dismiss your taste in music (Ben Folds?!), you go and post one of the most pulverizing songs of the Grunge Era, and the prime example of Chris Cornell's otherworldly vocal talents. NOW I KNOW WHY YOU'VE BEEN SHAKIN', NOW I KNOW WHY YOU'VE BEEN SHAKIN! Shred on, bro. Shred on...


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