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– The Kansas-Missouri  anti-rivalry has officially reached unparalleled heights of ridiculousness: Missouri lawmakers are trying to ban any Jayhawk-related license plates. Read that again. We’re talking about License plates here.  Not a game. Not a game. Not a game. But license plates

– With VCU joining the Atlantic-10 almost immediately, the conference, along with the CAA, are going to have some serious scheduling decisions to make in regards to next season

– Yesterday, the fountain outside of Rupp Arena was filled with Louisville Cardinal-colored water. Must be some sort of sick prank, right? Wrong. Just a failed publicity stunt for a movie titled “Pretty in Pink”. But Wildcat fans were none too happy with the results

– Minor League Baseball is piggybacking off the success of college basketball’s “Carrier Classic”, will host All-Star game home run derby on the deck of the U.S.S. Yorktown

– Lorie Fine, the wife of former-Syracuse assistant coach Bernie Fine, is suing ESPN for libel due to the sexual assault allegations involving her husband

– Mike Huguenin previews some of the “new guys” to watch for in the Big East next year

– Wanna buy Jimmer Fredette something for his upcoming wedding? Busted Coverage provides the details on his wedding registry

– Former-Virginia Tech-commit Montrezl Harrell is being pursued by Kentucky

Jeff Goodman weighs in on the fifth-year transfer rule. It’s good for the kids but tricky for the coaches

A fantastic analysis of the top NBA draft prospects written by Sam Amick

– Leonard Washington was one of the impact transfers last season that nobody talked about. The former-USC forward led Wyoming to a bounce back season last year, but has found himself in a hot water due to off-the-court issues.  As of now, his status with the program is uncertain. But what is certain is that Wyoming needs him

– Gregg Doyel isn’t sure if Team USA will win a gold medal in Olympic basketball without the service of Mike Krzyzewski

– Speaking of Coach-K, he makes close to $7mil a year. USA Today has the rest of the numbers

– Florida’s Mike Rosario, a Rutgers-transfer, didn’t have the type of season he wanted. But he is making up for it by trying to earn a spot on the Puerto Rican Olympic team

– There might not be a coach in the country who can scare players out of a program quite like Billy Gillispie. The Texas Tech head coach just lost Kevin Wagner via transferring. That makes a grand total of six players who have left the Texas Tech program after Billy Clyde’s first season in Lubbock

– UNC-Wilmington’s K.K. Simmons is transferring to Kent State. He is the third Seahawk to leave the program this offseason

– Rumor has it that UAB forward Ovie Soko will transfer to Duquesne

– Fabolous has become the latest hip-hop star to join the Kentucky bandwagon

– What’s that you say? Bleacher Report has no idea what they are talking about? Well, that’s news to me….