Louis Orr

Louis Orr’s house tagged with racial graffiti

Leave a comment

Bowling Green head coach Louis Orr woke up to some upsetting vandalism on his house on Sunday.

Reportedly,  Orr, who is entering his sixth season as coach of the Falcons, found the words “white power” and a swastika written on the outside of his home in chalk. Bowling Green police are investigating the incident, according to the Toledo Blade.

Orr declined comment through a spokesperson. The writing was discovered at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Ignorance is an awful thing. While it’s still unclear what the motives were, I can’t — or at least, hope — believe Orr’s job as coach of BGSU is the reason for it. He’s 176-162 in his five seasons at the helm. Whether it is or not, it’s tragic that we as a collective people haven’t risen above stuff like this.

Whatever the reason, let’s hope the vandals are caught.

David Harten is the editor of The Backboard Chronicles. You can follow him on Twitter at @David_Harten.

Kevin Marfo commits to George Washington

Leave a comment

Kevin Marfo committed to George Washington on Friday night, announcing his decision on Twitter.

“I am grateful and appreciative to all the schools that recruited me. But I will be spending the next four years at George Washington University,” he tweeted.

The Worcester Academy (Mass.) forward played for BABC this summer in the Nike EYBL, averaging 11.3 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.

North Carolina to wear black jerseys December 19 vs. UCLA

UNC Athletic Communications
Leave a comment

While there have been some alterations made to North Carolina’s basketball uniforms over the years, there haven’t been too many drastic shifts. Of course there was the move to the Alexander Julian-designed argyle print during the 1990’s, and there were also those jerseys in 1999 that had the interlocking “NC” logo as opposed to “North Carolina” on the front.

Friday the program announced a major uniform change for its game against UCLA December 19 in Brooklyn. North Carolina will be wearing black jerseys for the first time in school history. Senior guard Marcus Paige showed off the new look to his teammates, and it’s safe to say that they’re happy with the new uniforms.

Traditionalists probably won’t like the uniforms, and that’s fine. Changes such as these tend to focus more on the younger crowd (especially recruits), which in some instances like the status that can come with having something that’s both new and exclusive.