Are you in need of money? Do you need a cash loan or an advance on your next paycheck? Well, we have the solution: Hit up the Big East for money.
– The once “super-conference” made two big deals yesterday, getting $7.5-million from Pittsburgh for their exit fee, and reached a settlement with TCU for $5-million. Sure, the quality of revenue-generating sports might suck, but the guys running the show will be swimming in cash.
– If you read one thing today, make sure it’s Luke Winn’s piece on “up-transferring”, one of the more fashionable trends in transferring protocol. The guys at Mid-Major Madness provide a great response to Winn’s article
– Of course I want to know what Jake Voskuhl thinks about Jim Calhoun’s off-season coaching decision!
– Jeff Goodman reminds us that at one point in time Mason Plumlee was thought the be a sure-first “one-and-done” player
– Hinkle Fieldhouse could get a visit from the ESPN GameDay crew this year for a showdown between mid-major powerhouses Butler and Gonzaga. Seriously, it’s about damn time GameDay made it to Hinkle. The place is magical
– Would Kentucky be better suited in the Big-Ten Conference? KSR has ten reasons why it makes sense
– If you aren’t already sick of the media circus surrounding the recruitment of the Harrison twins, the Washington Post provides even more.
– Clemson sophomore guard Devin Coleman tore his ACL during a conditioning drill on Tuesday and it’s likely that he misses the entire season. Coleman spent the end of last season recovering from a groin injury
– T.J. Taylor spent less than a month at Marquette before deciding to leave school. (This doesn’t bode well for Jeff Goodman’s 2012-2013 transfer list)
– The undefeated Baylor women’s basketball team visited with President Obama this week. Listen, I like the guy, and would have voted for him if I didn’t provide a write-in (Arenas/Portis ’08 baby!) vote. But even I can’t help but think that he is spending an awful lot of time hanging out at sporting events. Just saying.
– Legendary Georgetown coach John Thompson on Penn State scandal: “I feel bad for Joe Paterno”