|Wake Forest will retire Chris Paul’s jersey March 2 against Maryland. (Getty Images)|
A couple of times throughout the season, I like subbing in for Norlander and taking over the Wakeup Call for a morning or two. Today is one of those days. You’ll notice a change – by change, I mean upgrade -- in music selection, too. WAKE UP!
Around the World
The “Quiet Car” on Amtrak trains is almost a different world. || Ever wonder where the toilet from Hitler’s biggest yacht is? Of course, you have. But you’d never guess. || Cats are one of the biggest killers of wildlife every year. Guess they’re more than just creepy. || Russian family lived in remote area of Siberia for 40 years, didn’t know WWII happened. || Why you truly never leave high school.
- Ole Miss could have trouble bouncing back from its loss to Kentucky. Forward Aaron Jones will likely miss the rest of the season while guard Nick Williams is out indefinitely.
- Charlotte announced that it has suspended leading scorer DeMario Mayfield indefinitely for a violation of team rules. Tough blow for the 16-4 49ers.
- Wake Forest will retire Chris Paul’s No. 3 jersey -- and Paul will attend the ceremony on March 2.
- For the first time since the Fab Five, Michigan is No. 1 in the rankings. That, however, probably isn’t enough to bring the Fab Five back together as friends.
- Illinois needs a new logo -- would any of these work?
- The esteemed John Infante writes that the NCAA has clear reason to investigate North Carolina.
- The story of high schooler Maribel Torres, who plays basketball and soccer -- and was born with one hand.
- High school basketball coach proposes to girlfriend before game -- with some nice extras and background music.
- Kansas’ school record for consecutive victories in a single season is 22 games -- will the Jayhawks break it this season?
- Good news: ESPN’s Jimmy V Week for Cancer Research raised nearly $1.6 million for The V Foundation.
- Saint Mary’s guard Paul McCoy has had four surgeries on his right knee and hasn’t played in three and a half years -- until this month.
- A look at six teams that have received a major boost this season due to transfers.
- If you were watching the Baylor vs. Oklahoma game on Wednesday night, you saw this: a little kid running on the court in the second half.
- Despite starting 101 games in his career, North Florida’s Jerron Granberry had to step away from basketball in order to grieve after the death of his father.
- A pretty interesting piece on a developing problem with student tickets for Indiana basketball games. Sounds like a mess.
Moving Pictures and Music
»» This is a day or so old, but it’s impossible to ignore. Joe Davis of Scouts Focus sent this one in: Justin Glover of Winston-Salem State going between the legs for a dunk.
If I’m doing the Wakeup Call, I’m only dropping house bangers on you guys. This one is a few months old, but it’s such a smash.
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