By Matt Norlander
★ We're going to link the big Syracuse stuff to start. I'd go with this story first.
★ Also, here's ESPN's story, the one that broke this, one that some believe it took a gamble on in running it.
★ Video testimony from the accusers.
★ The Syracuse Chancellor has already written a public letter to the school's faculty and staff.
★ This is some really good early perspective with needed reminders on Syracuse and the history of improper allegations there.
★ Bernie Fine, in photos.
★ Plenty of media don't God up coaches. But fans do. That's the real problem -- and it's unlikely to ever change on a grand scale.
★ Thinking Krzyzewski deserves a little more heat for how he's coming to Paterno's defense here. He seems to sticking himself right between not defending Paterno but absolving him, too.
★ How coaches get their recruits to play, offensively, and where the ebbs and flows come from. Interesting data, some of it a little misleading.
★ Well, well, look which conference is currently No. 1 in RPI. Doesn't mean much, but good to see the non-BCS leagues get some run early.
★ Get smarter about what happened in the Kentucky-Kansas game by seeing how each player was on the defensive end.
★ Kemba Walker as Sportsman of the Year? That's an interesting one. He's a top-25 college basketball legend.
★ Did one of the best, newest rallying cries in college basketball start eight years ago at Navy?
★ Gary Williams will take on some TV work at this network this year.
★ And here's Nicole Auerbach on Mark Turgeon taking over for Williams, and how it's gone thus far.
★ Just click this and save it for a Saturday read.
★ No better way to finish up the links than by giving you Luke Winn's always informative and creative and vital Power Rankings.
♬ Rush into the weekend, why don't you. It's a damn shame -- and a crooked system -- that this band isn't in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The work from the late '70s through the mid-'80s opened up a new universe for music. Perhaps the best and most talented power trio of all-time.
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