IU’s Yogi Ferrell is ready for the autumn chills

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We’ve been reading about Yogi Ferrell as an Indiana guy for so long, it’s almost a shock to realize he hasn’t played a game for the Hoosiers yet. In fact, he probably still isn’t quite sure how to get to all of his classes at this point. But he’s had some time to practice with his preseason #1, presumptive-title-winner teammates now, and the IU athletic department got his early impressions on video for posterity:

Indiana is already so, so loaded, it’ll be interesting to see what role a superstar frosh like Ferrell can play. He’ll definitely get a feel for what it’s like to have a million passing options, in practice and in games.

It’s also nice that he’ll get chills when he takes the floor in front of IU fans for the first time. He’s definitely one of the reasons fans of the program will get goosebumps this year, so the feeling should be mutual.

UNLV dismisses guard Daquan Cook from team

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LAS VEGAS (AP) UNLV junior guard Daquan Cook has been dismissed from the team.

Interim coach Todd Simon made the announcement on Friday, though no reason was given.

Cook was suspended for 13 games by previous coach Dave Rice in November after being arrested and charged with DUI.

Cook appeared in two games this season after being reinstated, scoring three points in four minutes. He missed the 2014-15 season after tearing his right ACL and played 28 games as a sophomore.

VIDEO: Seton Hall players have their 80s hip hop knowledge tested

Seton Hall guard Isaiah Whitehead, left, sits next to head coach Kevin Willard during the first half of an NCAA basketball game against Creighton, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in Newark, N.J. Creighton won 81-65. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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If you grew up during the 1980’s, get ready to feel old.

Seton Hall, which has won it’s last three games, hosts Georgetown Saturday on what is also “80’s Night.” Of course we’re at the point where athletes playing in these games were born after that decade passed, which makes quizzing them on the 80’s that much more entertaining.

Friday John Fanta of the Pirate Sports Network quizzed Isaiah Whitehead, Derrick Gordon, Khadeen Carrington and Ish Sanogo on their knowledge of 80’s hip hop, and outside of a couple correct guesses it did not go too well. Best part of the video: Whitehead asking “is this Run DMC?” after each song.

It’s just a matter of time until we’re old enough to watch college basketball players struggle to identify some of the songs of the 1990’s.