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Did everybody enjoy the first night of the 2012-2013 Revenue-Generating College Sports season?  The exitement of day-one always overshadows the fact that most of the games are #BeatemDown blowouts. Not the S.C./Vandy game however. That was a “Six yards and a cloud of dust” slobber-knocker  (Gamenote: S. Carolina WR/PG Wayne Ellington recorded no catches and was targeted twice. He also recorded one tackle)

– More headlines from the Dez Wells situation: Andy Katz reports that the former-Xavier star will try for immediate eligibility at his new school. Wells finished his visit at Kentucky yesterday and it appears he will probably not land in Lexington. He will however, visit Maryland this weekend and is trying to make a speedy decision. Xavier on the other hand, has to sort out their priorities

– Rob Dauster thinks Kansas State guard Angel Rodriguez is poised for a breakout season despite the coaching change in Manhattan. The crafty guard was a prized-pupil of now-South Carolina head coach Frank Martin

Fran Fraschilla has a great list of coaches that are on the cusp of the coaching elite

– The trio of writers at ESPN take their pick at which coach has the most on the line in 2012-2013

– Checking in on some road trips: Missouri in France, Northern Colorado in Australia, Northwestern State in Canada, San Francisco in Cancun (Sleeper Alert: UCLA-transfer De’End Parker)

– Louisville head coach Rick Pitino compared Cardinals sophomore Chane Behanan to Charles Barkley. Yeah, I can see it, but still, wow

– The Big Ten released their 2012-2013 conference schedule, which features a bevy of high-profile games late in the season. Myron Medcalf lists the five best conference games of the upcoming season

– The Missouri Valley Conference released their conference schedules on Thursday. Geno Ford thinks Bracketology is utterly useless, then says the MVC could get 3-4 teams

– The America East handed out its conference schedules this week. If you’re a fan of A-East hoops, mark these ten dates down on your schedule

– Former-St. John’s guard Malik Stith has decided to transfer to Division-II Fairmont State, where he will have one year of eligibility left

– Former-Kansas freshman Milton Doyle is heading home and will transfer to Loyola Chicago. Run The Floor tries to break down exactly what this transfer means to the school

CAA Hoops provides team previews on both Towson and Georgia State

Manhatthan has a daunting non-conference schedule, but it should prime the Jaspers for a strong BracketBusters match-up and a potential bid in the Big Dance

– The Lehigh Mountain Hawks will receive their 2011-2012 Patriot League Championship rings on Saturday

– An awesome read from Banners on the Parkway on what the gameday experience may be like in 2012-2013

– If Roscoe Smith played college football, I could definitely see him doing something like this

– Your Non-Hoops-Story-of-the-Week: Samsung pays Apple $1-billion in nickels. 30 Trucks full of nickels. #ScroogeMcDuck

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