What’s Trending: Tyler #ENNIONS, Dick Vitale Pop Art, Holly Rowe, and More…Posted by Nick Fasulo (@nickfasuloSBN) on February 14th, 2014
What’s Trending is a column examining the week that was in college basketball social media. Nick Fasulo (@nickfasuloSBN) is your weekly host.
Raw emotion meets raw weather, as Dick Vitale was caught puttering through a North Carolina blizzard only to find out the Duke vs. North Carolina game would be postponed due to the winter storm. We have applied a bit of an Andy Warhol Pop Art feel to it, while some feel like the original would be perfect album art for an upcoming indie rock band’s latest LP.
Tyler #ENNIONS Ennis Keeps Syracuse Undefeated
It will challenge for Game of the Year, capped off by a strong nominee for Play of the Year. Tyler Ennis, the savvy Orange point guard, has been huge in close games for his team all season long. You’ve seen the buzzer-beater, now check out the reaction from his giddy head coach and others around the web.
EVEN ANONYMOUS NFL GMS AND SCOUTS THINK TYLER ENNIS IS AMAZING
— Sean Keeley (@NunesMagician) February 13, 2014
Ennis did crack a smile after that. But just barely. Ice cold.
— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) February 13, 2014
— Luke Winn (@lukewinn) February 13, 2014
Central New York celebrated at bars and black tie hospital fundraiser events.
And then’s there’s this so-called Pitt fan, who is… just… weird… and allegedly doesn’t even know who Tyler Ennis is.
A few days prior to their match-up with Pitt, the Orange spent a few minutes trying to master the cult-following sport of curling, obviously inspired by the ongoing 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Holly Rowe Goes Table Climbing
We often commend sideline reporters when they’re able to brave cold weather or get through two questions with Gregg Popovich. But check out what ESPN’s Holly Rowe did in the moments following Kansas State’s Monday upset of intrastate rival Kansas. She didn’t avoid the crowd — she embraced it, and made sure she got those necessary sound bites from the Wildcats’ Thomas Gipson, who also proved he’s a true gentleman.
How awesome was that interview by Holly Rowe? Hopped up on the table in the mayhem. Great job @sportsiren!
— Dave Krupinski (@DaveKrupinski) February 11, 2014
Not sure if there's some kind of ESPY for Dangerous Sideline Reporting but Holly Rowe is the immediate frontrunner for that if there is.
— Scott Phillips (@phillipshoops) February 11, 2014
- The Indiana Pacers, including former Xavier star David West, were courtside at Hinkle Fieldhouse as the Musketeers routed Butler earlier this week. [Instagram]
- Frank Mason is a Kansas point guard with a bright future and a nice handle; West Virginia’s Gary Browne is a push puppet. [Vine]
- Brad Stevens: great coach, incredible individual (by all accounts). Here he is visiting former Bulldog Andrew Smith after Smith was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Yes that means Stevens made an impromptu trip from Boston to Indy to check in on a friend. [Twitter]
- Ohio [State] doesn’t give a damn for the whole state of [M]ichigan. Point taken, but make sure you get it right, Buckeyes, before going to print. [Twitter]