Posted on: July 18, 2011 1:35 pm
Edited on: July 18, 2011 2:50 pm
By Jeff Goodman
Baylor assistant coach Mark Morefield is resigning to “pursue other opportunities.”
The Bears put out a release on Monday afternoon stating that Morefield is leaving – and will be replaced by Baylor alum Grant McCasland, the head coach at Abilene Christian.
But let’s face it: Morefield didn’t just up and decide to resign.
He was at the center of a controversy that I wrote about back in October at my previous place of employment, Foxsports.com. Morefield sent dozens of texts to Hanner Perea’s AAU and high school coaches – including one of the threatening variety.
It sparked an NCAA investigation, the findings of which have yet to be released.
"I guarantee u if he does [commit to another school] he will be in Colombia for the spring and summer and next year. Don’t forget it,” the text said.
Here’s the link to the story: http://msn.foxsports.com/collegebas
Posted on: July 15, 2011 8:57 pm
Edited on: July 15, 2011 9:57 pm
By Jeff Goodman and Gary Parrish
Leslie McDonald’s junior season at North Carolina could be in jeopardy after he suffered a torn ACL on Thursday night, his father told CBSSports.com on Friday.
``I talked to him this afternoon," Leslie McDonald Sr. told CBSSports.com's Gary Parrish. "It is torn"
Asked how his son is dealing with the news, McDonald Sr., answered, "Not good. Basketball is very important to him, but I told him his whole life isn’t basketball and he’s going to be OK."
The 6-foot-4 McDonald -- who came off the bench and averaged 7.0 points in just 15.7 minutes per game last season -- suffered the injury in a Pro-Am game, according to John Harrington, who coached McDonald in high school at Briarcrest Christian in Memphis.
"He did a little stepback move and the knee just buckled on him," Harrington told Parrish. "I just hate it for him."
This is an obvious blow to the Tar Heels, who are expected to be the nation's top-ranked team in every preseason poll. But it's possible UNC will be able to absorb the loss of its top 3-point shooter -- especially if sophomore Reggie Bullock is healthy. The Tar Heels are also adding a talented freshman shooter in P.J. Hairston.
Posted on: July 15, 2011 1:55 pm
Edited on: July 15, 2011 2:29 pm
By Jeff Goodman