Morning Five: 07.29.10 EditionPosted by rtmsf on July 29th, 2010
- Fifteen seconds to infamy. Rick Pitino took the stand yesterday and will likely do so again today in the extortion trial of Karen Sypher in Louisville. The twitterati are all over this in a big, huge, ridonkulous way. Like here, or here, or maybe here. We’re thinking that perjury where the only person on earth who could impeach you is also the defendant might have been a better option.
- Good news from Vegas as West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins was released from the hospital yesterday. In less good news, former Missouri State, St. Louis and UNLV head coach Charlie Spoonhour is at Duke University hospital waiting on a lung transplant. He is on the list, and we’re hopeful that he gets the procedure that he needs, as we’ve always been a fan of his.
- And even sadder news from Memphis, as the body of former Tiger all-american Lorenzen Wright was found in a wooded section of the city yesterday nine days after a 911 call went out from his cell phone followed by at least ten gunshots. He leaves behind six children and a legacy of being a great father and never having a harsh word for anyone. RIP, Lorenzen.
- On Tuesday, Seth Davis gave us the best of his interviews with eleven college coaches about next season; yesterday he followed it up with part two which consisted of his assessments of various college and high school players that he saw play in Las Vegas last week. The truth is that few of the returning players that Davis saw seemed all that impressive (Kyle Singler and Shelvin Mack excepted).
- We admit that we know as much about NASCAR as we do about geophysics, but Jim Boeheim and driver Tony Stewart enjoyed a shooting contest at the Melo Center on the campus at Syracuse University yesterday. Boeheim quipped about his penchant to speed, but you can watch the whole interview for yourself below.
|Boeheim and NASCAR Star Tony Stewart|