British Open Links.
–Here’s a little bit about Nerlens Noel and his team taking home the championship at the Peach Jam. In case you hadn’t heard, Noel has officially filed his paperwork to be considered a beast.
–The former high school football coach from Louisville who was found not guilty in the heat-related death of one of his players in August 2008 has written a book about the experience.
–You probably know that Syracuse is thought to be the major competition for Kentucky in the race for big man Dajuan Coleman’s services. One thing you might not know, though, is that Cuse guard Brandon Triche is a former teammate of Coleman’s, but he says he’s not putting any pressure on Coleman to commit to the Orange. I think that’s the right thing to do.
–Jodie Meeks is using his locked out time to finish his degree at Kentucky, and lacks only a few classes to get there. He said it was something he planned to do even if the lockout didn’t occur, as he always wanted to finish his education despite leaving school after three years for the NBA. Apparently, people have been a little surprised to have him as a classmate at UK this summer.
–Cincinnati.com suggests that maybe seeing how other large venues manage their traffic could help the Kentucky Speedway avoid a repeat of the disaster of last weekend. That seems like it might work out better than the ‘let’s just see what happens’ strategy they apparently went with this time around, but hey, I’m just a blogger.