Around The Blogosphere: May 11, 2011

Posted by nvr1983 on May 11th, 2011

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News

  • Erik Murphy, Cody Larson Have Charges Reduced From Felonies To Misdemeanors: ”That’s likely very good news for both young men’s futures, especially Murphy’s. Though there’s still some expense and punishment involved in dealing with misdemeanor charges — and, though this isn’t a court of law, I think most of us suspect there is a good chance Murphy and Larson are guilty — it is a far better scenario than a felony charge.” (Alligator Army)
  • Ralph Sampson III Stays: “After much debate and drama it is official that Ralph Sampson III will return for his senior season as a Minnesota Golden Gopher.” (The Daily Gopher)
  • Guerrero Officially Surrenders to Bruin Nation, Restores UCLA Students’ Sideline Seats at Pauley: After a lot of fighting the students were able to get their spot on the sidelines back. (Bruins Nation)

Recruiting

  • Purvis’ list no longer includes Louisville: “Former Louisville commit Rodney Purvis told Rivals.com today that he’s now seriously considering four schools, a list which no longer includes U of L. The elite combo guard says that it’s now a four-way battle between Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina State and Florida to land his talents.” (Card Chronicle)
  • Recruiting Roundup: A look at Kentucky’s recruiting efforts. (A Sea of Blue)
  • Indiana in the mix for rising point guard Jalen James: ”As Indiana looks for point guard help for its 2013 recruiting class, the Hoosiers have been in touch with Mullins about another member of the Wolves’ program, Jalen James of Chicago Hope Academy.” (Inside the Hall)
  • Notebook: Spiece Run ‘n Slam Wrap-Up: Looking at the performance of Michigan recruits. (UM Hoops)
  • Luke Hancock Considering Michigan: “We’ve discussed German forward Patrick Heckmann as a potential replacement option for Darius Morris. Now another name has popped up on the radar: Luke Hancock. Hancock is a 6-foot-5 swingman that led George Mason in assists last season. He’s considering a transfer and, if he does transfer, is looking at Michigan and Virginia as his primary options.” (UM Hoops)

Analysis

  • Who Might Join Mark Turgeon on Maryland’s Sidelines?: ”It’s over. Finally. The new head coach of the Maryland Terrapins’ men’s basketball team is officially Mark Turgeon, and that finally being settled lets us explore other questions. There are plenty of them – will their recruits stay on? what do local coaches think? – but the first one I’m going to tackle is figuring out who will be flanking Turgeon on the sidelines in College Park.” (Testudo Times)
  • Saying Goodbye To Brandon Knight: Reflecting on Knight’s brief time in Lexington. (A Sea of Blue)
  • Who Is Likely To Start?: Projecting Kentucky’s starting line-up next season with what should be a loaded team. (A Sea of Blue)
  • The Frank Haith Era: So How’s It Going Now?: Taking a look at how Haith is doing at Missouri so far. (Rock M Nation)
  • Hollis Thompson is Back at Georgetown! Now What?: Projecting Georgetown’s starting line-up next season. (Casual Hoya)
  • A Post-Deadline Look at the Big East: Cincinnati Bearcats: Breaking down the Bearcats as they head into the off-season. (Casual Hoya)
  • Tennessee’s Basketball Offense is Doomed, DOOMED I TELL YOU: ”Harris’s departure, of course, along with that of Scotty Hopson and six seniors, along with a couple of recruits changing their mind or failing to get on campus, means that Tennessee loses 79% of its scoring and 73% of its rebounding from last season” (Rocky Top Talk)
  • Maryland’s Mark Turgeon is Leaving Behind Quite the Team at Texas A&M: A recap of what media members are saying about the Texas A&M team that Turgeon is leaving. (Testudo Times)
  • Revisiting the State of College Basketball: “College basketball is mired in mediocrity. As a KU fan, I’m not going anywhere. The NCAA and whoever else is involved can continue trying to screw up a great thing as much as they want. And I’ll complain. But I don’t have the gumption to desert the sport.  I turned down spring semesters in Italy because I couldn’t imagine being that far removed from Kansas basketball. And even though I can’t logically support my decisions, there are plenty others like me out there. There’s a huge contingent of fans that won’t go anywhere. But the casual fan will flee at any time. That’s why they’re the casual fan.  And if you lose them, you lose money in a big hurry.” (Rock Chalk Talk)
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