The British Open is going into Sunday looking like a classic. Bruce Feldman has resumed his duties from his non-suspension, and somewhere Mike Leach is laughing maniacally. John Calipari has offered yet another top 50 recruit. The NFL lockout looks poised to end soon.
Lots of news worth examining. Now, for some other links:
Sports media up in arms over the suspension of Bruce Feldman by ESPN.
This is going to get very ugly, very quickly.
Calipari showing a lot of interest in Perry Ellis.
From USA Today:
Calipari saw Ellis three times in the first two days of the adidas Invitational in Indianapolis. Assistant coach Orlando Antigua watched him in every game there, and Calipari flew back to Indianapolis from the LeBron James Camp in Akron, Ohio.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist a mark of his unselfishness.
From Coach Calipari on CoachCal.com:
Michael plays for everyone but himself. That’s why it came as no surprise to the people that know him the most when he legally changed his name last week to "Michael Kidd-Gilchrist" in honor of his uncle, his best friend and his confidant, Darrin, who died tragically of a heart attack on the same day Michael signed his national letter of intent with the University of Kentucky.
Tressel had a history of keeping secrets.
From Dr. Saturday:
Documents obtained by the Columbus Dispatch showed Tressell had a history of failing to report NCAA rules violations and was admonished several times by former Ohio State athletic director Andy Geiger, including as recently as the 2005-06 season.
Clemson seemingly unaware of claims that it was ready to move to the SEC.
Via Team Speed Kills.
- Nerlens Noel Nets Another Triple-Double at Peach Jam
Julius Randle outstanding in Peach Jam day 3.
From the Worldwide Leader:
A man among boys even against the nation's elite. A rare combination of power and skill who scores both inside and out. What makes him so special is how he handles the ball to get to the rim and get old-fashion 3-point plays. He shoots it well from the perimeter and can not be stopped when he wants to score. He has excellent hands and is a great rebounder when he puts his mind to it.
Duke fans sue each other.
Via Sports Illustrated. I hope they all lose. Is that possible?
Profiles In Pick-up Basketball: The Guy Who Can't Dunk And Will Never Stop Trying - From Our Editors - SBNation.com
Well, I stopped trying this years ago. When you're 5'11 and have a standing reach of only 7', you have to have about a 42" vertical to dunk a basketball. It's simple math, and it just wasn't on my side.
Kentucky football coach Joker Phillips asks his veterans to teach new players
Via the Courier-Journal.
Larry Warford named to preseason All-SEC team
Via the Richmond Register.
- Rush the Court has more on Duke fans behaving badly.
Peach Jam Final Report
From NBE Basketball
SportsByBrooks concludes that ESPN is spinning their suspension of Bruce Feldman.
I am convinced that ESPN suspended Feldman despite their claims to the contrary, and did so because of the pejorative nature of the comments Mike Leach made toward ESPN in his book, Swing Your Sword, that Feldman edited with the permission of his employer.
To ESPN's credit, they reacted just fast enough to save the network from lasting damage,but this is still a major embarrassment for them that will inform future network actions against employees. The sports world will be watching the Worldwide Leader -- closely.
- Tom Leach's Saturday Wildcat links feature Matt Lentz and Doron Lamb.
North Carolina's Leslie McDonald tears his ACL.
I hate to see this, truly. I want ALL of North Carolina when the Tar Heels invade Rupp Arena on December 3rd.
Matt Lentz to join the Cincinnati Reds?
Eric Lindsey of Cat Scratches has the details.
- 2011 College Football Season Preview: Kentucky Wildcats
- A big recruiting miss for Joker Phillips.
Shabazz Muhammad goes for 42 in the championship game of the Summer Jam