|This was the only damage N.C. State did to UNC yesterday. (Via CBSSports.com's Will Brinson's Twitter)|
By Matt Norlander
Bill Gates dropped $750 mil to fight worldwide AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria problems. NBD. // I am the 5 percent. // More evidence the earth is getting its temps upped. Fun times. // Awesome save-the-date. // Apparently Ferris Bueller will make his return -- in a Super Bowl commercial ...
★ Remember the fella who got suspended for texting on his phone? Played at Marshall? Yeah -- the team, shall I say, disconnected him for good.
★ On Wednesday I wrote that this season has been hampered because conference races aren't clear and some parity abounds. This column from Nick Fasulo echoes that sentiment.
★ Doyel takes on the Cameron Lazies.
★ You saw the full-court heave from N.C. State last night, yes? (Check Night Court if not.) Here's a high school student doing that to win a game.
★ Over the past decade, no coach has been better than Bill Self when it comes to pure scoring and pure defensive coaching.
★ I was waiting since the start of the season for this story from Myron Medcalf. Job well done.
★ They're not gray -- THEY'RE PLATINUM.
★ WHOAWHOAWHOA. How did I miss when the Style Archive went up earlier this week?
★ The best basketball montages/scenes from TV shows past. The Fresh Prince court should be in the Hall of Fame.
★ Trailing by 29 ... and scoring 30 straight to win the game. Unbelievable.
★ Which teams are most similar to Missouri? Teams from the past 10 years, that is.
★ Drexel was supposed to win the Colonial. Doesn't look like it's going to happen. How good are they, really?
★ Northeastern's head coach will donate money for every person in attendance at the Huskies' game this weekend.
★ This list of college basketball's alleged 10 best uniforms is stale and totally ignorant of the small-time teams. At most, maybe four major programs occupy the 10 best unis in all of college hoops. Where's Pepperdine? Indiana State? Vermont?
► Tony Wroten, Jr. can get up to get down.
♬ I'm hitting up Vermont tomorrow for my only ski day of the year. I grew up the Green Mountain State, by the way. Phish is the obvious choice to take us into the weekend. This one is unlike most from the catalogue. Give it a go.