Morning Five: 09.03.10 Edition

Posted by rtmsf on September 3rd, 2010

  1. The wait continues.  UConn was expected to release its response to eight NCAA allegations by the end of this week, but today the school released a statement that a second extension (the first was from August 20 until today) had been granted until September 7 (Tuesday next week).  Of course, everyone is interested to hear how the school plans to respond to the allegations, but it’ll have to wait until after the Labor Day weekend.  A second extension means somebody is going to be locked away in a windowless office all weekend, though — sucks to be them.
  2. UNC head coach Roy Williams is hopeful that none of his players will be affected by some of the allegations swirling about academic fraud and player/agent relationships in the Tar Heel football program, but he was careful to hedge by saying you can never be 100% sure.  It is a valid concern, though, as often times the football and basketball players commiserate together (notable exception: Kansas).
  3. Speaking of Roy, the ACC released all of its schedules for the 2010-11 season yesterday, and this pleases us… well.
  4. No worries at Northwestern, who despite Kevin Coble’s surprising exit from college basketball still thinks it can make the NCAA Tournament.  And perhaps with three extra bids next year, they have a chance.  Rivals takes a look at how the Wildcats are planning to handle this in what is probably the toughest major conference in America next season.
  5. We don’t really care about what Time Warner is doing with respect to Disney and, by proxy, ESPN.  But what we do care about is this thing they’re calling “Buzzer Beater.”  This… could be very interesting.  Very interesting indeed.
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