Around The Blogosphere: August 26, 2011

Posted by nvr1983 on August 26th, 2011

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General News

  • Texas Commit Jaylen Bond Released From Pittsburgh LOI: “Following the Wednesday morning news that Kevin Thomas failed to qualify academically and an all-around rough offseason that saw what could have been high hopes for the coming season come crashing down, Texas basketball fans needed some good news. It came hours later on Wednesday afternoon when the school announced that recent 2012 commit Jaylen Bond was released from his letter or intent to play at Pittsburgh, becoming the ninth (and final) scholarship basketball player for the Longhorns this season and bolstering a thin frontcourt.” (Burnt Orange Nation)
  • ESPN Releases Schedule For Its Annual Tip-Off Marathon: ESPN will be running college basketball games for a full day for the fourth consecutive year. (Gonzaga: The Slipper Still Fits; Washington State: CougCenter)
  • Greg Sequele Will Not Enroll At WSU After Falling Short Of Eligibility Requirements: “Washington State freshman-to-be Greg Sequele won’t actually arrive on campus in Pullman after falling short of eligibility requirements. While Sequele was seen as a raw prospect, and a bit of a project, head coach Ken Bone desperately needed his presence in the post after losing DeAngelo Casto this past offseason. Sequele had yet to show up on campus, and now we know why. According to Vince Grippi on Twitter, Sequele’s inability to meet the eligibility requirements was confirmed by Washington State on Thursday afternoon.” (CougCenter)
  • Kenneth Caldwell is at it again, this time pointing fingers at UL: “The Big Lead picked up on Caldwell’s twitter account, in which he had some thoughts on the connection of Louisville assistant Clint Hurtt to the Miami scandal, and why Louisville should be worried.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)

Recruiting

  • Shabazz Muhammad will be at Big Blue Madness: “If Kentucky is going to steal Shabazz away from the West Coast, there is no better way to do it than to bring him in for an official visit to Big Blue Madness. No other program in the country can compete with the extravaganza that is UK’s first practice of the season.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • Why Kyle Anderson Absolutely Must Choose Georgetown: Making the case why Anderson should become a Hoya. (Casual Hoya)
  • Indiana Class of 2013 Rankings: “We continue our run through Indiana class rankings today with the class of 2013. Six of the top ten prospects have already made college commitments including Collin Hartman and Devin Davis Jr. to Indiana.” (Inside the Hall)

Analysis

  • Top 10 Can’t Miss Games on the UNC Basketball Schedule: A countdown of the top biggest games on UNC’s schedule. (View from the Student Section)
  • How Worried Are You About Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Recruiting?: “At this point last year, Kentucky put the finishing touches on the 2011 #1 national recruiting class by announcing the commitment of Kyle Wiltjer. This year, Kentucky has not one single commitment for 2012, John Calipari is away coaching the Dominican Republic, and no in-home or on-campus visits are scheduled yet.” (A Sea of Blue)
  • Bruce Pearl: “Give me credit.” For What, Being A Bad Liar?: Ripping Pearl apart for his claims of “innocence”. (A Sea of Blue)
  • Mind the Gap: DePaul Blue Demons basketball: A look at what the Blue Demons have coming back this season. (Rumble in the Garden)
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