Around The Blogosphere: July 26, 2011

Posted by nvr1983 on July 26th, 2011

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General News

  • The Death of Desmond Allison: The former Kentucky Wildcat, who was a high school star in Tampa before his two controversial seasons in Lexington, was shot yesterday in Columbus, Ohio. (Kentucky Sports Radio: News and Retrospective)
  • KFC Yum Center named one of world’s top arenas: “In its first year of existence, the KFC Yum Center (you forgot the exclamation point, bro) is already being honored as one of the world’s top arenas. Pollstar, a trade publication covering the worldwide concert industry, tabbed the Yum Center as the 24th-best arena in the world and 10th best in the United States in its 2011 mid-year rankings.” (Card Chronicle)
  • Ricky Kreklow reportedly chooses Cal: “For the past few weeks, rumors have been swirling that Missouri transfer Ricky Kreklow would be the newest addition to the Gonzaga Bulldogs. He visited campus a few weeks ago and most fans were simply waiting for confirmation he would join the team. Well, we can cancel all that.  Kreklow has decided to transfer to Mike Montgomery and Cal.” (The Slipper Still Fits)


  • Kentucky Wildcats Basketball: 2012 Recruiting Big Board (Version 2): An overview of Kentucky’s current recruiting situtation. (A Sea of Blue)
  • Terp-Centric Recruiting Roundup: Still Chasing McGary, Grant Not Listing Maryland: Updates on the Terrapins’ recruiting effort. (Testudo Times)
  • Semaj Christon commits to Xavier: “Semaj Christon, one of the class of 2012 point guards being recruited by Rick Pitino, committed to Xavier this afternoon according to Brian Snow of” (Card Chronicle)
  • Monday Notebook: Gary Harris shines at Super Showcase: An update Indiana’s recruiting efforts. (Inside the Hall)
  • Recruiting Notes: Stauskas, Donnal Continue to Impress: An update on several Michigan recruits. (UM Hoops)


  • Recruiting, playing experience, and wins: another look at NCAA basketball success: An attempt to correlate recruiting with a team’s success. (Burnt Orange Nation)
  • Pearl’s Benefit of the Doubt Goes Poof: A look at some of the recent developments in the Bruce Pearl case. (Rocky Top Talk)
  • Cal Basketball Class Of 2011: David Kravish Evaluation: An analysis of the incoming freshman. (California Golden Blogs)
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