Today is day 3 of the "fortnight at Wimbledon," arguably the greatest professional tennis tournament of them all.
Now for today's links:
- Auburn to get THREE championship rings :: Eric Crawford
- One month away from SEC Football Media Days – On Campus - Gadsden Times
When asked what he thought of the NCAA insisting the 42 victories be subtracted from his official record, Calipari said, "Zero. Zero. I could care less.
Frankly, I could care less, also. Calipari is successful here, and that's all I want. The records are for debate later, when they really mean something.
- Joker Phillips to speak in Madisonville :: Evansville Courier & Press
NBA PM: Irving Remains Cavs' Top Choice - Basketball News & NBA Rumors
More talk and rumors.
"It would be a heck of a thing if all four got drafted," Calipari said of Brandon Knight, Enes Kanter, DeAndre Liggins and Josh Harrellson.
"If all four got drafted in the first round I would probably retire, because there's nothing more I could do."
Heh. Very funny, coach.
More incorrect media guides, this one in Gainesville:
It might do well to start in the SEC. According to the Gainesville Sun's Kevin Brockway, the Florida Gators are one of the teams Kentucky fans are talking about: In their 2010-11 media guide, the Gators list five wins that were vacated in 1987 and 1988 in which Florida played an ineligible player under former coach Norm Sloan. According to Brockway, Florida placed an asterisk next to the 1988 tournament games but failed to do so for the 1987 wins; therefore, its records from those seasons conflict with the NCAA's official Division I record book.
NCAA, meet Pandora.
Why You Should Never Trust College Hoops Recruiting Rumors
Heh. This is always good advice.
- Rush The Court :: 2011 RTC Mock Draft: Final Version
Question: What will you remember most about Billy Gillispie?
Harrellson: "Just the mental toughness he prepared me with to get through all the conditioning I did early this last season. Without coach Gillispie, I probably would not have been able to do the stuff I did."
Interesting. Who would have thought he would give Gillispie that much credit?
Talk to coaches who’ve opposed him, and they’ll tell you Knight has almost no use for his left hand. If a defender sits on his right hand, Knight can’t cross over and drive in the opposite direction.
This is my biggest worry about Knight, but I don't think there is any chance at all he will be a bust.
After meeting with athletic director Jeff Long on Monday, Clarke was granted his release from the program. It ended a saga that reached the boiling point late last week when Clarke told a national media outlet he had requested a release last Monday, but it had been denied by new Arkansas coach Mike Anderson.
After reading this, I can't help wondering what we had here -- a player that was just tired of waiting, or a coach who wanted to send some kind of message. Anyway, it's over now -- sort of, at least. Via John Clay.
- SEC: Storms stop CWS; Slive in the $1 million club :: John Clay’s Sidelines
- Why It’s Difficult For An SEC Running Back To Win The Heisman :: Saturday Down South
It took an overzealous and selective warning from the Infractions Committee chairman to get it done, but Kentucky finally has agreed to set the record straight on John Calipari's record.
I thought I was going to hate this piece when I started reading it. I ended up loving it, and that may be the first Scarbinsky piece I have loved in a long time.
Athlon's 2011 NBA Mock Draft :: AthlonSports
Wow, going out on a limb here. Kemba all the way up to 4, and Valanciunas all the way down to 10. Several sites had Valanciunas going ahead of Kanter.
Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Recruiting Expert? - SBNation.com
More on the recruiting spoofer from Andrew Sharp at the Mothership.
Plenty to blame in Rotnei Clarke's transfer drama -- college basketball - ESPN
This is an interesting tale, and worth a few minutes of your time.