Morning Five: 10.29.10 Edition
Posted by rtmsf on October 29th, 2010
- What’s the adage? Don’t tweet and rebound, or something to that effect? Kentucky forward Josh Harrellson learned the hard way yesterday after head coach John Calipari shut down his Twitter page after he ripped the coach for not receiving a compliment in the postgame press conference after a 26-rebound effort. Color us unimpressed, but neither DeMarcus Cousins nor Enes Kanter were on the floor for the Blue or White team in the UK scrimmage, so we’re not sure that Harrellson should be reserving hotels for NBA Draft night in NYC just yet. After putting the nix on Harrellson’s micro-blogging, Calipari himself tweeted that his player has not “dealt w/ how to handle success” and he will not be on Twitter until he is “responsible enough to handle success & failure.” Great stuff out of Lexington.
- Good news for Iowa, as it was learned yesterday that star player Matt Gatens will only be out three weeks after surgery to repair a tendon in his left hand. There was concern that he could miss a significantly greater amount of time, but this will put the Hawkeyes’ leading scorer back in action at the Paradise Jam during the weekend before Thanksgiving. They’ll need him, too, as the field is comprised of Xavier, Alabama and Seton Hall. New coach Fran McCaffery has enough problems facing him this season without injuries being another one.
- The AP Top 25 came out on Thursday and there were no surprises there either. Mike DeCourcy has as good an analysis as we could have put together, so here it is…
- Binghamton’s Kevin Broadus finally got his long-awaited settlement from the university as a result of being let-go without actually being let-go. Oh, how we wish we too had a government job. At any rate, Broadus will be paid $1.2M to walk away and never sue the university over his treatment, which included recruiting questionable characters and getting called on it. Yeah.
- Rather than eliminating the whole shebang, the NCAA has decided that it will instead spend a year evaluating the summer recruiting environment before making a decision on what to do about it. A number of concerns were raised over the issue, so the NCAA once again made a reasoned and logical decision to give it more time and consideration. We’re starting to get a little frightened by the NCAA’s use of logic and reason in recent years here.
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