Another OVC prediction, this one from an ESPN.com writer, puts Tennessee Tech as the team to beat in the league. No consensus this year on the conference’s top team, that’s for sure.
Not sure how this slipped through the cracks, but Morehead State guard Ty Proffitt is one of six Ohio Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Award winners for the 2010-11 school year.
CBS Sports named TTU forward Kevin Murphy as one of 30 players flying under the radar this year. They clearly use a different radar than the coaches in the OVC, because I can assure you he’s not flying under any of their radars.
The love keeps coming for the Golden Eagles, as ESPN writer Mike LaPlante calls freshman forward Ryon Riggins the top “incoming sleeper” in the league.
So, where to begin. If you’re just a college basketball fan, CBS Sports posted their 68 things to watch
for this season. Big fan of #49 myself. ESPN also posted their top 25 things to look forward to this season.
Since the NBA created a rule forcing players to be at least a year out of high school, we’ve seen a huge influx of the “one-and-done” players. ESPN talked to many of them to see if they had any regrets about only playing one year in college. A surprising number say yes.
Is anyone in control at the University of Miami? First it’s a huge football scandal, now senior basketball player DeQuan Jones will sit out the season while the NCAA investigates whether a booster essentially paid him $10,000 to join the U.
Speaking of no control, another school in the Sunshine state, Central Florida, is battling “rampant” recruiting violations of their own. Is there a rule in Florida saying you can’t play by the rules (and if so, would the schools follow it?)
A Division-II player responds to getting kicked off the team by going on what’s being described as a “naked rampage.” I wonder why he didn’t make a D-I team?
The Carrier classic is on, and will be played on the deck. Either the best or worst idea ever. Not sure which.
I love ESPN’s Page 2 Uni Watch. Some horrible jersey’s in play this year.
If you haven’t heard the story this week of former Valparaiso head coach Homer Drew, this is a must read. Drew was diagnosed with prostate 3 days before his wife was diagnosed with bladder cancer, so now they are fighting their cancer’s together.
Non-Basketball Link of the Week
This has been a depressing week of sports: There was the Penn State Scandal, one of the worst stories to come out of sports in decades; The NBA lockout drags on and on and on. So I feel the need to post something so ridiculous, that it might get your mind off of the horribleness that has befallen sports.
And so I present to you another scandal: Bieber Baby-gate.
Never to miss a “you are not the the father moment,” Maury Povich wants to do the paternity test on his show.
America…this is how far we’ve fallen.
Happy Veterans Day! Thank you to all who have served our country.