It’s official. According to ESPN, Charlie Strong will accept the University of Texas head coaching job. This after 24 hours of non-stop rumor leaked to Twitter by “high ranking Texas officials.” The deal is expected to be finalized today with an official press conference tomorrow. Strong was 37-15 at Louisville.
According to Andrew Lopez of NOLA.com, LSU is the new leader for 4-star defensive tackle Travonte Valentine. The former Miami commit dropped the Canes when he heard the reported news about Al Golden interviewing for the vacant Penn State head coaching job. The 6-foot-3, 320 pound tackle is set to visit with LSU on January 17th, Kentucky on January 24th, and Miami on January 31st.
The Phoenix Suns are reporting that Eric Bledsoe will be out for at least one week with a sprained right knee. He’s likely to miss Phoenix’s 5-game road trip as a result. Bledsoe is averaging 18 points, 5.8 assists, and 4.3 rebounds per game this season.
The New York Times had an excellent article on LPGA Golfer, Mallory Blackwelder. Blackwelder, a proud Kentucky girl and participant in Golf Channel’s Big Break series had the details of her life chronicled by writer Lisa D. Mickey. Topics of discussion included her professional golf career, recent marriage, and the relationship with her parents.
If there’s one thing in this world that John Calipari doesn’t mind, it’s talking about his basketball program, or talking about anything for that matter. Recently, he took some time out of his busy schedule to answer some of the fans’ most pressing questions on his website, CoachCal.com. The main topic of discussion this time around was the teaching of life habits.