– The Tufts Daily has an article today about the opposite directions that two of the most storied programs in college basketball history are going. The article discusses Kentucky’s highs and North Carolina’s lows. Entering the season, there was supposed to be a dramatic race to be the first program in history to reach the 2,000 win plateau. Now, Kentucky (26-1) sits on top with 2,014 all-time wins. North Carolina (14-13) is second with 1,998 victories. Kansas (26-1) is on their Heels (no pun) with 1,997 wins. The Jayhawks could very well be the second team to reach the historical milestone. Imagine that.
– Do you remember 2010 recruit K.C. Ross-Miller? He committed early to Billy Gillispie at Kentucky, then re-opened his recruitment and has now landed back in the SEC with LSU. He made some interesting comments to LSUReveille.com, which falsely states that Ross-Miller “chose” LSU over Kentucky (it’s not a difficult choice when one of the programs no longer want you). Anyways, here is what Ross-Miller had to say:
“I’m excited to play in the SEC … and I want to beat Kentucky next year.”
Your comments have been noted.
– Speaking of recruiting, 2010 PG Josh Selby is scheduled to visit Connecticut this weekend.
– ESPN’s Pat Forde attempts to be nice (but fails again) to John Calipari in this week’s edition of Forde Minutes. He talks about Calipari’s ability to mold his teams and maximize their potential. He is my favorite ESPN writer*. (*since vacated)
– Yesterday, I mentioned that Philadelphia might offer ex-Cat Jodie Meeks a better opportunity at NBA minutes. Today, that seems even more likely as it has been announced that 76ers’ guard Allen Iverson will be taking an indefinite leave of absence to be with his ill daughter.
– Over on my site this morning, I tricked managed to get an entire University of Louisville fraternity to do the John Wall Dance. Go Cats!
– Surprise, a Vanderbilt site thinks Kevin Stallings is a much better choice than John Calipari for SEC Coach of the Year. The author implements some high-level mathematical formula to decide that Stallings scores a +3.587 and Calipari only manages a +.787. Honestly though, the article lost me at “After the loss to Kentucky,”.
– What happened to Tony Kornheiser? According to TheBigLead.com, he has been forced off of PTI for “some time” due to some statements he made about Hannah Storm’s wardrobe (see picture at top). Apparently, he made the following comments about Storm during his live radio show:
“Hannah Storm in a horrifying, horrifying outfit today. She’s got on red go-go boots and a catholic school plaid skirt … way too short for somebody in her 40s or maybe early 50s by now. She’s got on her typically very, very tight shirt. She looks like she has sausage casing wrapping around her upper body … I know she’s very good, and I’m not supposed to be critical of ESPN people, so I won’t … but Hannah Storm … come on now! Stop! What are you doing? … She’s what I would call a Holden Caulfield fantasy at this point.”
Ouch. Welcome to the Hannah Storm roast!