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yoco :: College Basketball
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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

sign this man

-- Wisconsin tonight defeated Ohio State. Maybe if the Buckeyes actually signed Thad Matta to a contract, he'd help his squad win close games. Halfway into the season, Matta continues to be paid under a verbal agreement he reached with recently retired athletic director Andy Geiger.

-- My brother's comment when informed of my recent post about Brad & Jen's blind date: "Funny. But Yoni, don't go all 'Sports Guy' on me. With every month, Bill Simmons writes less and less about sports and more and more about pop culture...Remember when MTV played music?"

-- Today's Worst Press Release: "Utah State Leading The Country In Field Goal Percentage For The Second Straight Week."

-- Louisville destroyed Southern Miss, suggesting Larry Eustachy still has his work cut out for him. The Golden Eagles relied on Rashaad Carruth (25 points) for much of their offensive production. But to no avail, as USM suffered its fourth consecutive defeat, the worst in the school's history.

-- Clark Kellogg recaps this weekend's games, but adds little to the summaries and analysis you read elsewhere.

-- Starting point guard Dwight Boatner has left Colorado State for personal reasons. His departure should has little impact on the MWC title race.

-- Sherman (no relation to Dean) Cain of the Manchester (CT) Journal Inquirer argues college basketball is better off without high school phenoms. Why? Because the absence of Dwight Howard, LeBron James and others in the college ranks enables greater equality between "majors," "mid-majors," and "low-majors" and increases the likelihood of enjoyable and unpredictable upsets.