Around The Blogosphere: April 22, 2011

Posted by nvr1983 on April 22nd, 2011

After a brief hiatus we are back with our ATB2 feature. We will probably be doing these posts on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule although that is a moving target and will be related to the amount of newsworthy material. If you are interested in participating, send your submissions to rushthecourt@gmail.com.

News

  • Sources: Tristan Thompson To the NBA: “Thursday afternoon, Statesmen hoops writer Mark Rosner tweeted that a source close to Texas forward Tristan Thompson’s family and an NBA scout told him that Thompson will enter the NBA draft.” (Burnt Orange Nation)
  • Darius Morris To Enter NBA Draft Without Hiring Agent: The full text statement from the University of Michigan. (UM Hoops)

Analysis

  • Does ESPN Deserve To Be Held Accountable For Bob Knight’s Comments?: Questioning whether ESPN should have to answer for Knight’s comments even after Knight offered his apology. (A Sea of Blue)
  • Will Jim Calhoun retire? The reasons to stay: Speculating on why Calhoun might leave Storrs. (The UConn Blog)
  • Will Jim Calhoun retire? The reasons to leave: Speculating on why Calhoun might leave Storrs. (The UConn Blog)
  • 2011-2012 non-conference schedule: What we know: Looking through Indiana’s non-conference schedule next season including their games against Kentucky, Butler, and Notre Dame. (Inside the Hall)
  • Testudo Times Roundtable – Discussing Maryland Basketball After A Disappointing Season: Dissecting Maryland’s season through six questions. (Testudo Times)
  • Kentucky Wildcats Basketball: Speculating on 2011 — The Shape Of Things To Come: Speculating about what the Wildcats will look like next year assuming that only Brandon Knight and Terrence Jones leave for the NBA early. (A Sea of Blue)

Recruiting

  • Kentucky Wildcats Basketball: 2012 Recruiting Big Board: “If you enjoyed Kentucky’s relatively uneventful 2011 recruiting class, you may want to Rip Van Winkle your way through 2012. John Calipari’s upcoming recruiting calendar year will likely mirror 2010, when Kentucky didn’t secure its first 5* recruit (Enes Kanter) until mid-March.” (A Sea of Blue)
  • Recruiting Roundup: April contact period: A look at what Tom Crean and the Hoosiers have been up to this month. (Inside the Hall)
  • Putting The Finishing Touches On Kansas Basketball Recruiting For 2011: Looking at where the Jayhawks stand after a month where they lost four players with three going to the NBA Draft and another deciding to transfer. (Rock Chalk Talk)
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