Before you do anything else, go read this LA Times article about the case of Shabazz Muhammad. This is the first objective, first-hand evidence I have seen of serious integrity problems in the institution. Yes, we have been able to infer that from some of their actions, but this is more than that. I am signing up for the "Free Shabazz" movement right now.
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These kids are not very good at Hide and Seek. twitter.com/JayBilas/statu…— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) November 15, 2012
So who is Gary Andersen? // John Clay's Sidelines
John Clay fills in some details about Gary Anderson, a candidate for UK's head coaching spot.
- Freeze Frame: Evaluating Kentucky’s Pick and Roll Offense Against Duke // Rush The Court
Despite criticism he gets at times, UK signee Derek Willis knows he is a better player now // vaughtsviews
Willis is a project by Kentucky's standards, but what school doesn't need a sweet-shooting big man?
Cats need for Ryan Harrow to get healthy and back on the court at point guard // vaughtsviews
We need you, Ryan. I know you can be a lot better than you have so far, and I want you well so you can prove it.
Calipari’s right: Duke has mastered the art of drawing charge calls // Sporting News
Without going back through the tape of Duke-Kentucky to evaluate each of the charges the Blue Devils drew, I’ll say the five whistled in their favor in the first half Tuesday was an exorbitantly high number. It’s three more charges than the other three Champions Classic participants drew—combined—in 120 minutes of basketball. That’s not how the new interpretation is designed to work.This needs to stop, now.
- SEC M5: 11.15.12 Edition // Rush The Court
Other UK sports
Women's soccer embracing scope of West Coast trip, challenge of facing UCLA - Kentucky Wildcats
The Kentucky women's soccer team continues its NCAA Tournament run on Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET vs. UCLA in San Diego.If UK wins this one, it's big. Huge. Amazing.
SEC feeling impact of No. 9 Texas A&M, Missouri // College Football News | FOX Sports on MSN
It is interesting that it could be a new member who spoils the SEC's reign of terror.
LSU coach Les Miles and his obsession over beating Alabama // ESPN The Magazine - ESPN
Miles is a man of such eccentric and exaggerated quirks that by the time he reaches the public imagination, all that's left of him are those bits of weirdness: the grass-eating, the odd way he claps and wears his hat, the dueling adjectives of guts and insanity that follow his play-calling like puppies fighting over a wounded bird. So it's strange, even a little jarring, to hear him being introspective and thoughtful.Good read.
- Auburn Tigers, Kentucky Wildcats and Tennessee Volunteers earn Bottom 10 No. 5 spot // ESPN
Charleston Classic primer // ESPN
How good are the Murray St. Racers this year? We'll find out pretty soon.
The unlikely turnaround success story of Florida's Erik Murphy // CBSSports.com
Murphy looked like a Player of the Year candidate against the Wisconsin Badgers last night. Very impressive.
- Ohio State men's basketball: Two recruits not Matta’s usual haul // Buckeye Xtra Sports
No. 10 Florida vs. No. 22 Wisconsin final score: Gators have little trouble in 74-56 win // SBNation.com
The Florida Gators looked good. Real good.
Other sports news
- A meeting at the rim. D-Wade does not come away successful.
With their athleticism and depth, Clippers are LA's better team for now // NBA - CBSSports.com
Eric Bledsoe's team is making noise and turning heads.