Around The Blogosphere: May 25, 2011

Posted by nvr1983 on May 25th, 2011

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General News

  • Ed DeChellis Leaves Penn State for Navy: In one of the more shocking moves of the offseason DeChellis decided to leave the Big East to take over at Navy. (The Daily Gopher)
  • Big East Tournament Changes?: “Among the topics up for discussion at the Big East meetings this week is how to handle a 17-team tournament. It is easily one of the biggest issues of contention for the basketball coaches to discuss. The 16 team tournament has it’s own drawbacks, of course, but has been a favorite of coaches, to whom it allows a late-seas0n redemption.” (VU Hoops)
  • Big East’s NCAA APR multiyear scores for men’s basketball: A look at the APR for all 16 teams. (Rumble in the Garden)
  • Mark Turgeon Meets with Media: May Not Add Another Player, Wants to Play Up-Tempo: Some notes from Turgeon’s press conference. (Testudo Times)
  • Olu Ashaolu Picks Oregon Over Texas: “In another cruel twist of fate for Texas basketball fans, UT lost on on Louisiana Tech transfer Olu Ashaolu when he decided on Oregon late this morning.” (Burnt Orange Nation)
  • Washington State Football, Basketball Post Improved APR Scores: “In what was an actual welcome piece of off-the-field news for Washington State University athletics, the football and men’s basketball teams both posted improved scores Tuesday in the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate, with the WSU football team meeting the NCAA’s minimum score of 925 for the first time in four years.” (Coug Center)
  • Brandon Bender: “I’m telling everything”: “Everyone’s favorite…I don’t even know what noun to use here….anyway, Brandon Bender has thrust himself back into the summer news by stating that he plans to “tell the whole story about Rick Pitino” tomorrow evening on a radio station in Orlando.” (Card Chronicle)
  • The Momo saga continues: The rumors of Momo Jones heading to St. John’s may not be true due to a NCAA rule that may prevent him from being recruited by the school. (Rumble in the Garden)
  • More Details on Villanova’s European Preseason Tour: A look at Villanova’s summer trip to Europe. (VU Hoops)


  • Rankings Time: ESPN Drops Justin Anderson, Grant and Moto Rise: A look at the new rankings for Maryland targets. (Testudo Times)
  • Spring Scouting: Mark Donnal: Analyzing the game of the 2013 Indiana target. (Inside the Hall)


  • How The APR Works: A simple explanation of how the Academic Progress Rate works. (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • Ken Bone Cares Not For Your Preconceived Notions Of His Style: Comparing the perception of Bone’s performance against KenPom numbers. (Coug Center)
  • Has recruiting been that bad?: Does reality match perception when it comes to Louisville’s recruiting? (Card Chronicle)
  • Most Unbreakable UK Record?: Ranking the seven most unbreakable records at Kentucky. (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • A Post-Deadline Look at the Big East: Seton Hall Pirates: Can the Pirates rebound from a season full of injuries and dismissals? (Casual Hoya)
  • Syracuse Basketball 2011-2012 Schedule Loaded With Teams Orange Won’t Get Credit For Beating: “Sure, Syracuse is scheduling lots of quality programs for the 2011-2012 basketball season. That’s all well and good. But, as long as they’re going to do so within the confines of the Syracuse City-State, its just never going to be good enough for the likes of Katz, Gottlieb and the rest of a certain sports network’s experts.” (Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician)
  • A Post-Deadline Look at the Big East: South Florida Bulls: “South Florida is an example of a school that can’t seem to get over a tradition of losing despite the amount of talent on the team.” (Casual Hoya)
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