What’s Trending: Rick Pitino, Bill Walton, Wichita State, Michael Sam and More…Posted by Nick Fasulo (@nickfasuloSBN) on February 21st, 2014
What’s Trending is a column examining the week that was in college basketball social media. Nick Fasulo (@nickfasuloSBN) is your weekly host.
Bill Walton’s Mount Rushmore of Musicians
Bill Walton has no idea how many presidents are on Mount Rushmore. A must watch.
Syracuse is Not Undefeated Anymore
But that is OK. Sometimes losing helps give you perspective and alleviate some unnecessary pressure.
Cheer up, @Cuse fans… last time Boston College beat #1 team in the nation was over UNC in 2009… the Heels went on to win the title.
— Jason McCallum (@ESPNJMac) February 20, 2014
SU is officially 0-7 wearing elite or throwback jerseys in football, bball, and lacrosse the past three years
— Benjamin Sio (@bsio) February 20, 2014
That Means Wichita State is the Nation’s Lone Unbeaten
And with the Orange going down on Wednesday night, all remaining undefeated talk shifts to Wichita State, which is one the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated. Also, notice the hashtag being promoted by the Shockers’ athletic department here. Think that irritates any Jayhawk fans?
John Calipari is a pretty animated head coach, but always looks like he’s in complete control of his facial expressions. Very general like, very stern… except for that one time… against Ole Miss.
— Michael Katz (@KatzM) February 19, 2014
#TBT UMass Photos
Remember Lou Roe? The former UMass All-American forward who played with Marcus Camby and was coached by John Calipari but was not actually a member of the 1996 Final Four team? After a long career overseas, he’s back in Amherst as a coaching assistant, is somehow my Facebook friend, and he posted these incredible photos that are impossible not to look at (click for full size)
- A touching scene was captured outside Mizzou Arena on Saturday during the Tigers’ game vs. Tennessee. Students and fans came together to support Michael Sam and “protect their turf” from protestors. CBSSports.com‘s Chip Patterson provided a great recap on the response from social media. [CBSSports.com]
- When in doubt, SHOT FAKE! [Vimeo].
- It’s amazing how many notable figures (ranging from Paris Hilton to international dignitaries) just swing through Harvard out of nowhere. The latest familiar face was former NBA Commissioner David Stern [Instagram].
- Marcus Smart? He’s wit yo mama, Baylor fans, according to Markel Brown [Vine].