Morning Five: 02.19.10 EditionPosted by rtmsf on February 19th, 2010
- The twitterati was abuzz yesterday with the discovery of UNC forward Ed Davis’ name and photo as a client on a sports agent’s website. The site is down now, but Sports Agent Blog captured a screenshot and PTA Sports Management has given a statement to reporters that suggests there may have been some contact with the player at some point in time, but that this whole thing was a “mistake.” Color us extremely cynical, but we think we all know what happened here. And when we find out next month that Davis is submitting his name to the NBA Draft, it’ll make sense. But one quick retort before it even gets started… if Davis signs with another agent, it doesn’t at all prove that there were no illegal contacts here. All it proves is that Davis has enough sense to fire an agent who could be so ridiculously stupid as to put his name and face on their website before he’s formally made the decision.
- UCLA’s James Keefe will have shoulder surgery and will miss the rest of the season, effectively rendering the senior’s career over. He only averaged 2/2 throughout the course of his career, but Howland was enamored with his defense and toughness, so he played in 111 games in his Bruin tenure.
- Seth Davis gives us his weekly mailbag, and he devotes more than a third of it to questions about the ACC. We have to agree that one thing that really ticks us off about modern-day conferences is the loss of round-robin schedules, but that’s unfortunately true for every major conference except the Pac-10 (oops, we said major conferences, didn’t we) these days.
- Answer: USC’s hearing in front of the NCAA Infractions Committee that took place yesterday. Question: things that are more pleasant than what Tiger Woods will do in front of the world later this morning.
- Gregg Marshall of Wichita State can get a little testy at times, and this video where he attacks local reporter Bob Lutz for putting “negativity” in the minds of some Shocker fans is a joy to watch. The video is below, and you can read Lutz’s original article here and his retort here. Justified?