Great job, Kyle. Hat tip: Wild Weasel.
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This might cost Kentucky a national seed. Murray State is a very weak team to lose to.
Some of this seems fine, but does anyone but me think that college referees are trying to remove themselves further and further from accountability?
Laurie Fine is suing the world's largest sports media company for libel and defamation of character. The announcement came Wednesday morning, approximately five months after ESPN's report of sexual molestation allegations were levied against Fine's husband, Bernie, who was fired as a Syracuse assistant coach in the wake of the scandal last fall.
And they complain about Calipari making too much money...
I remember Leonard Washington when Kentucky was trying to recruit him. He was a trouble child then, too.
To quote Happy Gilmore, "Talk about your all-time backfires..."
A daily stop for me.
Absolutely worth watching. Outstanding.
I agree with Matt Norlander. Why don't we limit conference tournaments to 12 participants. Is it really fair to give the league dormats a chance to take the automatic slot? Does the regular season mean nothing?
Word to the wise. Too late for Montrezl Harrell, though.
Well, I hope it works out for him, but the optics are terrible.
Interesting first name -- Boeing. Even more interesting for a quarterback. "Air Boeing" comes to mind. Could be fun.
On the night Eric Bledsoe scored 23 points in the NBA playoffs, television analyst Mike Fratello talked about him as if he were Ramon Harris, stumbling into the Los Angeles Clippers’ playing rotation from the end of the University of Kentucky bench.
Eric Bledsoe is making a mark with effort.
It’s a staggering number, even for someone as successful as Krzyzewski, whom Duke obviously considers an essential part of its brand. And it is safe to say, he makes several times what the head of the university does. This is true of most high-profile coaches at the major universities.
Much fun was had by Louisville fans about Calipari's salary being bigger than the athletics budget of some five Division I schools. How about this one, guys? Oh, and what about Pitino's last year, which was something over $8 million?
Can you say, "hypocrites," boys and girls? I knew you could.
Question: What did you think of the Kentucky-Indiana series not being renewed? Dills: "I was saddened that the rivalry would be ending. I wish that they could have agreed on venues to keep it going but I feel like Coach Cal was more than fair in his offering to play at neutral sites. "
I agree, Megan.
Somewhere Mike Slive of the SEC and Larry Scott of the Pac-12 are kicking back with a cackle of delight. These guys are angling for every possible edge while the Big Ten and the Rose Bowl sit in adjacent bathtubs, holding hands and waiting for the moment to be right.
Heh. Some well-deserved satire at the expense of the Big 10's goofiness.
I found the first of the four segments to be the most interesting, but good work by Matt Jones.
Arnett Moultrie is a projected lottery pick, and I'm pretty sure he played the same amount of games on national TV as Bost because, you know, they were teammates in Starkville. Beyond that, the first point guard projected by most to come off the board is Damian Lillard, who played his entire college career in the Big Sky. NBA scouts still somehow evaluated him just like they evaluated Kobe Bryant at Lower Merion High in Pennsylvania many years ago.
One of life’s simple pleasures just got a little sweeter. After years of waffling research on coffee and health, even some fear that java might raise the risk of heart disease, a big study finds the opposite: Coffee drinkers are a little more likely to live longer. Regular or decaf doesn’t matter.
I wonder if more coffee means even longer life? If so, I might live forever ...