|Great work by ESPN to get this shot last night. This was after Napier's ridiculous 3 fell through. (Mocksession.com)|
By Matt Norlander
Slick newspaper design is a passion of mine. Here are what's considered the five best in the world. // Physical history gets the digital touch. Ten amazing letters from United States Presidents. // If you like The Simpsons, you can't not read this. // And the best cameos in Simpsons history ...
★ “I think that there’s too much sugar in the world and not enough salt." Read the story of Buzz Williams.
★ The best part of messageboards (can't believe I just wrote that) is the memes. Kansas fans went wild on Steve Moore.
★ The Summit League's diamonds.
★ Big week for Temple, even if it doesn't seem like it from the outside.
★ Dan Wolken opines on the long-term problems that could be facing UConn.
★ Michigan State's defense is a lot of fun to watch this season. Why?
★ Staying with the Spartans, some more perspective on Draymond Green's ridiculous season.
★ If the Big East tournament started today ...
★ Immediate reaction to BracketBusters and a check-in on how it didn't immediately affect seeding in prognostications. Long-term, by Selection Sunday, will there be impact?
★ The chase for the final two No. 1 seeds is great and up in the air, but I think Missouri's almost definitely got that third top line locked up.
★ The player I talked to who's had the 10th point three straight years at Taylor University's Silent Night was chosen for the same award as Andrew Luck.
★ This is how Vegas sees the differences between the top 20 teams in the country.
★ Wherein Seth Davis takes up on behalf of the RPI, unfortunately. Smart guy; don't get why he's antediluvian when it comes to this.
★ As for the RPI, listen to this takedown of the system by Scott Van Pelt.
★ Rhode Island is the worst state in college basketball.
★ I don't know John Shurna too well -- I've only met him once -- but from all I've seen and heard, this column nails who the kid is.
► Take a time lapse through Hinkle.
♬ No band rec today. Instead, let's look at a cover. What makes covers worthwhile? The twist on the tune's original recording, of course. When an artist can pay tribute to another by making a song their own, that's when a cover's at its best. And this is a cover of a cover. Cornell's one of the 10 best -- in terms of control and range and power -- voices in the history of rock, by the way.