Around The Blogosphere: May 23, 2011

Posted by nvr1983 on May 23rd, 2011

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General News

  • Dwayne Polee to transfer from St. John’s: “In a possibly huge blow to St. John’s ability to compete in the Big East next year, returning freshman Dwayne Polee II will transfer from the St. John’s program” (Rumble in the Garden)
  • Luke Hancock will transfer to Louisville: “Former George Mason forward Luke Hancock announced Saturday that he intends to transfer and play basketball at the University of Louisville.” (Card Chronicle)
  • Gottfried strikes again — lands potential starting senior point guard: “Earlier this week, the new Wolfpack coaching staff pulled a surprise when they landed European power forward Thomas de Thaey over Washington and Wake Forest.” (State Fans Nation)
  • UConn’s losing two scholarships, the NCAA will say it’s about bad academics but it’s really about bad basketball: “There are reasonable points to be made about Jim Calhoun bringing in too many guys who can’t cut it at UConn’s level, and we can have that discussion if you want. Just keep in mind that the reason UConn has lost two scholarships isn’t because guys like Eaves and Johnson couldn’t cut it in the classroom. It’s because they couldn’t cut it on the court.” (The UConn Blog)
  • Eloy notches a double-double, leads Reach USA to win: “Eloy Vargas continues to do work on his tour of China, as he posted 10 points and 12 rebounds and added three blocks in a 79-72 win over Lithuania earlier today.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • Bobby Capobianco leaving IU, looking to transfer: The forward, who saw limited action, is still considering his options. (Inside the Hall)

Recruiting

  • Spring Scouting: Trey Lyles: A look at Indiana’s other 2014 commit. (Inside the Hall)

Analysis

  • Bob Knight’s Slander Has Infected The Media: Analyzing the media’s tendency to criticize the academic performance of Kentucky’s basketball team. (A Sea of Blue)
  • A Quick Perspective On Kansas Basketball Recruiting In 2011: Reviewing the Jayhawks current recruiting situation. (Rock Chalk Talk)
  • ‘Cats vs. Cards: A Rivalry on the Verge of Combustion: The already intense intra-state rivalry has only gotten more intense recently. (A Sea of Blue)
  • Big East/SEC Challenge: Short previews of every game in the Challenge. (Rumble in the Garden)
  • Early NBA Prospect Thoughts: A look at the most overrated and underrated prospects in this year’s NBA Draft. (Every Month Should Be March)
  • A Post-Deadline Look at the Big East: Rutgers Scarlet Knights: “Last year Rutgers hired Robert Morris Coach Mike Rice. Rice took over a team that finished with a 5-13 record in the Big East and managed to lead this year’s team to a 5-13 record. So, year one wasn’t much of an improvement over the Fred Hill era. In fact, the team finished with identical 15-17 overall records both years. Obviously it’s far too early to make any judgments on Mike Rice; Rutgers fans will hope that their youth movement can make a difference and help them emerge from the cellar of the the Big East.” (Casual Hoya)
  • Signs of the Off season 2011 — International Tournaments: A look at the teams the US will be sending to international competition this summer. (Villanova by the Numbers)
  • Virginia Tech Basketball Season in Review: Recap, Analysis and a Look Forward: A look back at what appeared to be a promising season for the Hokies that fell apart again. (Gobbler Country)
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