The Morning Mix


Welcome to the Tuesday edition of The Morning Mix, now with hopefully less Penn State scandal news. Well, unfortunately, we just can’t avoid it, so I’ll start you off with just a few PSU links. But trust me, that’s it. That’s all.

– Garry Parrish on the future of the PSU hoops program

– Jay Bilas on the NCAA’s gross misuse of power

– Pat Chambers is not going to feel sorry for himself, plans to continue building a quality contender in State College

– Suspended Oklahoma State forward Darrell Williams was found guilty on three of four counts of rape. A pretty gripping recanting of the court room announcement

– John Calipari’s daughter made a joke about child molestation on Twitter

– ESPN’s Summer Shootaround series takes on the Big East. Click here for all you need to know about the once dominant super-conference

– The Big-XII will not be expanding any time soon

– Mike Huguenin previews the best non-conference match-ups of the upcoming season

– Jack the Bulldog is recovering quite nicely from ACL surgery and should be good to go for the Hoya’s home-opener

– I refused to believe South Bend was remotely close to the East. Under no circumstances am I willing to even debate it being on the Atlantic Coast

– Tubby Smith got a three-year extension at Minnesota

– We got ourselves another championship promise/guarantee. Chris Walker recently signed with Florida and has promised to win a National Championship before he leaves Gainesville

– Eamonn Brennan isn’t exactly agreeing with Walker’s prophecy, but he’s certain the Gators will be loaded for a long time

– This is now the fourth off-season article I’ve read about Jordan Bachynski. I read a grand-total of one article about the Arizona State center prior to the start of the 2011-2012 season

– Brett McMurphy, the Jeff Goodman of conference realignment, is leaving CBS in order to join ESPN


Troy Machir is the managing editor of the college basketball website Ballin’ is a Habit. You can find him on twitter @TroyMachir.