Morning Five: 06.30.10 EditionPosted by rtmsf on June 29th, 2010
- This is around the time of the year when the felonies start. We guess that players get out of school, start feeling the summer heat and lose their minds. Or something. UNLV’s Tre’Von Willis, a first team all-MWC junior guard last season, was arrested Tuesday on felony charges of domestic battery by strangulation and grand larceny. The person Willis allegedly strangled was his 28-year old girlfriend, which begs the question whether Willis may have been watching old Chapelle episodes before the incident. There’s been no comment from UNLV head coach Lon Kruger yet, but obviously Willis is a big part of what he is expecting to put on the floor next season. It’ll be interesting to see how he handles this one.
- We figure that you’ve been on pins and needles all summer waiting for this decision, but the WAC announced yesterday that it will not expand in 2011. What does this mean? Well, with the loss of Boise State to the MWC after the 2010-11 season, the WAC will operate as an eight-team league for at least one year. How quaint — an eight-team league.
- What, no Craigslist? This AP report examines the secondary market for tickets to NCAA events in light of the recent Kansas scandal. Although we didn’t know that the NCAA had embraced Razorgator as its online ticket broker, it’s nice to see folks waking up as to how many people acquire ducats to these events.
- So how much will Colorado have to pay for the privilege of leaving the Big 12 and moving to the Pac-10? Probably about $10M more than they expected (had the Big 12 dissolved, as they undoubtedly thought would happen).
- Coach K will talk one-on-one with Alabama football head coach Nick Saban on Wednesday night on Sirius XM radio, and we’re half tempted to listen to it just to see if the irresistible force/immovable object thing is really true. Well, that and to see if the Russian spies show up.