Around The Blogosphere: August 4, 2011

Posted by nvr1983 on August 4th, 2011

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General News

  • 2011-12 Florida Basketball Non-Conference Schedule Includes Ohio State, Arizona, Syracuse: “Billy Donovan’s Florida basketball team won’t be dining on the typical buffet of cupcakes in the 2011-12 non-conference schedule. Instead, these Gators will follow up their Elite Eight run in the 2011 NCAA Tournament by playing one of the toughest non-conference schedules in college basketball this coming season.” (Alligator Army)
  • St. John’s and Arizona to square off in Coaches vs. Cancer Classic: “The 2K Sports Classic revealed Wednesday that the Arizona Wildcats will face the St. John’s Red Storm in the second semifinal game of the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament on Nov. 17 at Madison Square Garden in New York.” (Arizona Desert Swarm)
  • 2011 Puerto Rico Tip-Off Bracket Released: “We’ve known the field for the Puerto Rico Tip-Off – Maryland basketball’s preseason tournament this year – for months now, but we had no idea who the Terrapins were going to play. The full bracket was released earlier this morning, and that question has been answered: the Terps will play Alabama in the first round on November 17 at 5:00pm.” (Testudo Times)
  • Wichita State to play Colorado in Puerto Rico Tip-Off: “The brackets have been released, and Wichita State opens the tournament against former assistant coach, Tad Boyle and his Colorado Buffaloes at 6:30 Central, on November 17th.” (Shocker Hoops)
  • Garrett Green takes final visit to Wichita State: “The recruitment process is coming to a close for Garrett Green, who announced he would leave Louisiana State to play his final season elsewhere on July 18. In the 16 days since that announcement it’s been a whirlwind for Green, who is now on his fourth visit in a little over two weeks. The 6-foot-11 center, who averaged 6.3 points and 5.1 rebounds in 18 minutes per game last year at LSU, confirmed this morning via Twitter that his current trip to Wichita State will be his final visit.” (Inside the Hall)
  • Rick Pitino press conference notes: Take-home points from Pitino’s 40-minute press conference. (Card Chronicle)


  • Zags out of the mix for Katin Reinhardt?: “With the arrival of August, coaches across the country are hoping (praying) that all their hard work during the July evaluatoin period paid off. While there is still some AAU ball left and some recruiting to be done, most prospects in the 2012 cycle have a good idea about what schools they want to look into further.  We’ve heard Gonzaga connected with a number of talented and intriguing prospects but perhaps none have been as appealing as Mater Dei’s Katin Reinhardt. In a recent article, however, it appears that Reinhardt is currently looking in a different direction.” (The Slipper Still Fits)
  • Louisville offers D’Angelo Russell: “D’Angelo Russell, the Central High rising sophomore who was the star of stars on the Louisville Magic team that dominated the 15-and-under AAU circuit this summer, has received a scholarship offer from Rick Pitino.” (Card Chronicle)


  • Momentum Shift: A Look Back at the Last 16 Months: Recapping the last 16 months in Michigan basketball. (UM Hoops)
  • The Big East Conference 2012 — Home & Road Opponents: An analysis of Villanova’s conference schedule. (Villanova by the Numbers)
  • St. John’s men’s scholarship chart, post-Gathers: An update on the availability of scholarships for St. John’s. (Rumble in the Garden)
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