– Steve Walentik of the Columbia Daily Tribune provides the #ReadoftheDay, in which warns us that no one in college basketball is safe from scandal
– Speaking of scandal, Harvard he entered the mix. But Gary Parrish believes that the Harvard cheating scandal isn’t necessarily a “basketball problem”. Evan Williams of Busting Brackets takes a similar stance on the issue
– Dennis Barry takes an interesting stance on the Duke/UNC scandals, thinks Tobacco Road is too big for the NCAA. Not sure I agree, but I love that he is taking this angle
– Speaking of UNC, did you know that Tyler Hansbrough’s mom is now involved in this mess? Yeah, it’s getting kinda out of control
– Maryland has had quite an interesting off-season from a personnel standpoint. The Terps lost Terrell Stoglin and Mychael Parker due to university-related issues, but gained Albany-transfer Logan Aronhalt and Xavier’s Dez Wells recently. Now comes word that freshman Sam Cassell Jr., a 6-foot-4 Baltimore-native, is having his eligibility looked at by the NCAA. Throw in the 2011 eligibility issues of Alex Len and the frequent injuries issue to Pe’Shon Howard, and Mark Turgeon has had himself a tough go of thing off the court since taking over at the helm of the Terrapins program
– But Turgeon has not had it half as bad as Texas Tech head coach Billy Gillispie. I’ll spare you the details, but the latest news is that BCG is on his way to the Mayo Clinic for stress-related issues. I’m just going to leave it at that. But make sure you click all the links. You’ll get all the info you need, and Boy, there is a lot of info. Seriously, there is just so much news pouring out every hour, an entire Morning Mix could be devoted to just BCG.
– Roy Williams brought a case of jewelry with him on his in-home visit with Julius Randle. There is a Duke joke to be made somewhere in there
– Mike DeCourcy gives us some great reasons why we should and shouldn’t worry about what lies ahead in 2012-2013
– If you even the slightest bit about the AAU circuit, then you know the name Sonny Vaccaro. The Godfather of grassroots basketball is out of the game and according to Dave Kindred, who provides a fantastic profile piece, is a good guy now
– USC-transfer Leonard Washington has been reinstated as a member of the Wyoming basketball team. The leading scorer from a year ago was suspended from the program after an arrest stemming from a brawl he got in back in April
– A look at some of the potential breakout candidates in the Big Sky Conference
– Highly touted recruit Anthony “Cat” Barber has trimmed his list down to three schools – Kansas, Alabama, and North Carolina State
– BeeJay Anya, a highly coveted center from DeMatha Catholic (MD) will attend Indiana’s Hoosier Hysteria
– The field has been set for the N.I.T. Preseason Tip-Off. Run the Floor provides a detailed breakdown of the tournament favorites. Rob Dauster discusses which top seeds could get upset early
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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.