Morning Five: 01.11.10 Edition
Posted by rtmsf on January 11th, 2010
- #1 Kansas Goes Down. Given the circumstances involving Bruce Pearl’s team, a lot will be written about this game in the next 24 hours. Here are some of the better takes we’ve found. Mike DeCourcy calls the Tennessee win miraculous, Luke Winn points out (correctly) that Cole Aldrich cannot be a forgotten man in the KU offense, and we over here at RTC had a bit of take on that game as well…
- You don’t see this often, and it was hidden in the Friday night news feeds, but Dartmouth head coach Terry Dunn was fired (“forced to resign”) after his entire team mutinied by signing a document stating they refused to play for him anymore. The players then took the court on Saturday and were run out of the gym by thirty against Harvard.
- Injured center Gregory Echinique announced that he is transferring from the Rutgers program, and one possible destination for the talented big man from Venezuela is Tom Crean’s Indiana program.
- From last week, CBS/FSN announcer Tim Brando apparently (allegedly?) got into a bizarre email exchange with a Kentucky fan over his comments regarding DeMarcus Cousins’ elbow in the UK-Louisville game. It doesn’t seem real, but whoever wrote it trashes the SEC and the “limited knowledge” of Kentucky fans outside of their own team.
- Midnight Madness on October 1 as well as a shortened regular season could come to fruition if the NCAA Board of Directors proposals are approved this week in Atlanta. Another key proposal is the elimination of the hire-the-AAU-coach loophole to get a top prospect to attend your school, which is a fantastic piece of legislation if you ask us.
- BONUS: Late-breaking news but DePaul’s Jerry Wainwright will be removed as head coach today, according to Andy Katz. Wainwright seems like a good guy, and he’s had coaching success at the mid-major level, but he could never get it going there in Chicago.