Tonight, the Louisville Cardinals and Michigan Wolverines face off for the 2013 NCAA Tournament title.
Tweet of the Morning:
Hawkins news means he has already received an offer from Kentucky, if indeed he picks the Wildcats. Dead period is until April 11th.— Scott Anderson (@SAndersonNOB) April 8, 2013
Some good advice on how to enjoy the spring game coming up this week.
Now that we’re trying to play among the big boys, we can expect to see this happen more often. It sucks, but it’s part of the game, and if we can flip recruits from other programs, the reverse can also happen.
In my view, this is a good thing. Nobody was trying to flip our recruits before, especially the likes of Florida. I take it as a compliment to our recruiting effort.
This is pretty cool. Larry Warford going #69 to Arizona.
- Video: Stoops on spring game, relationship with Coach Cal // Cat Scratches.
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Now, we just need the baseball team to get back on track.
- Tom Leach // Monday Links
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"From the enforcement’s staff perspective the motion to dismiss by the institution and involved individuals are attempts to deflect attention from the significant allegations that remain in the case," the first line of the response reads, portions of which were obtained by CBSSports.
The enforcement staff is correct. Miami is trying to use the NCAA’s missteps as a get out of jail free card.
We shouldn’t let them.
Definitely worth watching. Bucky gets creamed. (Hank)
Sound advice for recruits and maybe a lesson learned. advice for recruits and maybe a lesson learned. (Hank)
Whoa! USA Today trots out the "c" word to describe Joker Phillips' recruiting featuring the Batman character.
- Digging In: National title edition // ESPN
A strength-against-strength game is pretty rare in a title game, and that does make this one a bit more intriguing.
It’s also interesting to note that this is an experience vs. youth game, and if Louisville wins, you can expect this angle to be thrown around a lot.
To nobody’s surprise. Congrats to Trey Burke.
I think I would have picked Wichita’s Gregg Marshall. Larrañaga did a great job, no doubt, but I strongly disagree with this decision.
I rooted for them to win the championship last year. I think 90% of the Louisville fan base wanted them to win it. There’s 10% on both sides that don’t subscribe to that. – Rick Pitino
Do you believe that? Seriously, do you believe that 90% of Louisville fans were rooting for UK to win last year?
I personally do not, but I’d be willing to be persuaded otherwise. Sometimes, often in fact, the on-line world can be a poor representation of a fan base.
Tell me, what percentage of Louisville fans that you know were actively pulling for Kentucky last year? My experience is that some were, but I’m not sure if I’d call it even most, and I got the impression they were just telling me that to be nice. But then, I live in a pretty insular world.
- Michigan-Louisville Preview // Yahoo! Sports
- Independent commission to review Rutgers hoops scandal // NBC Sports