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Thursday, January 27, 2005

Sports Illustrated!

-- "Tar Heel Moments" donated two framed prints to North Carolina basketball. Ok...

-- The Wisconsin State Journal's Tom Oates is less than happy with ESPN's college basketball gang after "worldwide leader" pundits criticized the play of Badger Brian Butch. Never thought I'd defend Digger Phelps and Dick Vitale, but they were right. Butch has failed to live up to expectations.

-- Steve Alford is less than happy with Jeff Horner after the Iowa Hawkeye failed to cover his man on the final possession of last night's game against Northwestern. The result? "Iowa turns victory into defeat."

-- Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated suggests Tulsa administrators and boosters interview Arizona's Josh Pastner for the school's head-coaching gig. Well-connected in Houston and experienced beyond his years, Pastner will make a great head coach. More from (rather than about, hint, hint) Pastner soon.

-- Wahl also gave a shout-out to a few of our favorite friends.

Got some nice responses to last week's query seeking the best national college basketball blogs. Here are the ones I'd suggest checking out:

Yoni Cohen's College Basketball Blog: Easily the most complete national blog out there, updated regularly and not full of venomous snipes at teams or mainstream media types like some blogs. (Most compelling nomination came from Sandra of Anchorage, Alaska.)

Ken Pomeroy's Blog: Ken's one of the best and most thought-provoking number-crunchers out there.

The Mid-Majority: Excellent blog by Kyle Whelliston keeps tabs on the world outside of the major conferences.

And here are three solid conference blogs to check out as well:

Big Ten Wonk
ACC Basketblog
ACC Hoops Blog