Power has returned to the Nation’s capital, which means The Morning Mix has as well. Seriously, you wouldn’t have wanted a Mix yesterday. I get cranky when I don’t have air conditioning.
– Mike Huguenin tries to explain the best method to determine the top conference in the country
– Jason King does his best to explain how top programs will replace 2012 lottery picks
– When he’s not making delicious (and cost-effective) bourbon whiskey, Evan Williams is breaking down the list of players who left school too soon and too late
– Yesterday was the day that Maryland finally had to cut seven athletic programs
– The Boston Celtics think Fab Melo’s academic career was a joke
– Boston University is leaving the America East in 2014. But we all knew that. What we didn’t know is that the Terriers won’t be allowed to compete in the A-East Tournament next season. This is a growing trend among conferences to ban “quitters” from participating in the post-season tournament
– Less than a week after getting drafted No.1 in the NBA draft, Anthony Davis sprained his ankle and will no longer be considered a candidate to join Team USA at the Olympics
– Ohio State guard Aaron Craft underwent ankle surgery and is still tougher than all of us
– Georgia Tech recruit Corey Heyward, the son of a former NFL running back, tore his ACL and will miss the entire season
– Kentucky set a record by getting six players drafted in the 2012 draft. While six may be a long shot in 2013, the Wildcats are likely to dominate the draft again
– A bunch of summer league notes about guys who didn’t get drafted
– Speaking of which, Evan Jacoby bids farewell to the long list of talent seniors who did not get drafted
– Matt Norlander debunks the myth that older college players don’t get drafted as much any more
– The Atlantic-10 continues to be on the up-and-up. Andy Katz explains why the Saint Louis Billikens may be the team to beat in 2012-2013
– UConn-transfer Michael Bradley was denied a hardship waiver to play at Western Kentucky, so he will attend Indiana junior college Vincennes University
– Gilles Dierickx. Welcome to the All-Name-Team, brother
– Highly touted sharpshooter Jaren Sina has decided to take his talents to Northwestern
– I feel like this article made the rounds last summer, but it involves Charles Barkley, so, why not? Did Sir Charles commit a recruiting violation trying to get Dirk Nowitzki to join him in college
– Texas A&M welcomes itself to the SEC. Anybody else think A&M’s president looks like Martin Mull? Is that a “Brown Down” reference? I told you all “Brow Down” was more marketable than “Fear the Brow”.
– A couple of Purdue guards made a trick shot video
– How on Earth did I miss this: The 2012 Nintendo NBA Draft (I totally forgot how awesome the bike theme music for “Mike Tyson’s Punch Out” was”)
Troy Machir is the managing editor of the college basketball website Ballin’ is a Habit. You can find him on twitter @TroyMachir.