Around The Blogosphere: July 29, 2011

Posted by nvr1983 on July 29th, 2011

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General News

  • 2011 Cougar Hardwood Classic: Washington State, Pepperdine To Play At Key Arena: “Another year, another mid-major conference opponent.” (Coug Center)
  • Michigan Expected to Face Arkansas During 2011-12 Season: “ESPN’s Andy Katz is reporting that Michigan is likely to add Arkansas to its 2011-12 schedule. Katz notes that the Arkansas game is expected to be lined up sometime during the Big Ten season.” (UM Hoops)
  • The latest on LSU transfer Garrett Green: An update on Indiana’s attempt to land the 6’11” center. (Inside the Hall)
  • Turgeon Will Play Four Guards “on a Consistent Basis”: “A four-guard look, ala old-school Villanova, is pretty much the only way Maryland can get five ACC-starter-level players on the floor at the same time. They’ll obviously be left with a pretty massive size deficiency, but it’s nothing Maryland fans aren’t familiar with: remember, this is the team that made the NCAA tournament with a 6-6 center. I’m assuming they’ll try to run-and-gun to make up for the overall lack of size, pushing the tempo in an attempt to tire out the bigger players.” (Testudo Times)


  • Terps Recruiting Notes: Layman Claims No Leader, Another Tantalizing McGary Highlight: An update on the Terrapins recruiting efforts. (Testudo Times)
  • Mike DeCourcy Thinks Very Highly of Nerlens Noel: “DeCourcy says the Boston native compares himself to Kevin Garnett and while some have said he reminds them of Marcus Camby, DeCourcy wants to talk about Bill Russell.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • July Evaluation Report – Ronnie Johnson: “Although 2012 commitment Ronnie Johnson (PG – 5’10”) arrived to the national scene fashionably late, his performance during the July evaluation period has demonstrated that the inflation of his stock is well justified.” (Hammer & Rails)
  • Zak Irvin Down to Two: “2013 wing forward Zak Irvin holds offers from Michigan, Butler, Baylor, Illinois, Indiana, Purdue, Tennessee and Xavier among others but confirmed today that he’s narrowed his list to two schools: Michigan and Butler.” (UM Hoops)


  • Did Coach K commit a violation?: “Duke coach Mike Krzyewski called [Alex] Poythress Tuesday night to offer a scholarship. The problem? That might be a violation.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)
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