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)

Recruiting

  • 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 Scout.com.” (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)

Analysis

  • 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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