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The Morning Mix

Apr 18, 2012, 8:00 AM EST

Another busy news day. Here’s what you need to know: The entire Kentucky Wildcats basketball program is going pro, and if you have thought about transferring, Don’t. Why? Because your school won’t let you transfer anywhere except Trans-American Conference and Big-Eight schools.

- All five starters from Kentucky’s National Championship team are turning pro. Along with senior Darius Miller, who was the team’s sixth man, there is a decent possibility that six Wildcats get taken in the first round of the NBA draft.  Just how much is UK losing. As we know now, the one-and-done works, and we shouldn’t blame Kentucky.  Regardless of your opinions about Coach Calipari, this team was really easy to like, and we probably won’t see another like it in a long time. As you would expect, the 2013 ‘Cats will have a completely different look

- Myron Medcalf  provides a must-read re-ranking of the Coach of the Year Awards

- Wisconsin-transfer Jarrod Uthoff isn’t allowed to transfer to any Big-Ten school, any ACC school, Marquette or Iowa State. Does anybody else have a problem with that?

- Speaking of transfer-blocking, South Carolina refuses to budge on the decision to block Demontre Harris’ transfer to North Carolina State

- Danny Manning’s job at Tulsa just got a lot more difficult: Jordan Clarkson, a high major talent, has decided to transfer. And sticking with our theme of the day, the school has allowed him to talk with just three other schools

- Gabe Moton has been granted his release from Boston College. If everything goes according to plan, he won’t be allowed to transfer to any school within the 13 original colonies

- Hey, remember when we thought the C-USA and the MWC were going to merge? Yeah, it’s turning in to a mess

- according to sources, Bob Huggins was drunk as a skunk during a speech he gave at a Nike clinic over the weekend. Is anybody else shocked by these claims? Didn’t think so

- SMU has officially hired 71 year-old Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown. But is it really as bad as people are making it out to be? Well, yeah. It’s about as big of a gamble as a school can make. Even if I were a gambler, I still wouldn’t touch this bet. Kentucky assistant “Hot” Rod Strickland will join Brown’s staff. Illinois State head coach Tim Jankovich will also join as the “coach in waiting” and Illinois assistant Jerrance Howard will come a board as well

- To have an Ivy League Tournament or not to have, that is the question

- Mike Huguenin expects big things from these sophomores

- Mike Krzyzewski would like to see the NBA take rule over the NCAA, so to speak

- It looks like the 2013 Big East Tournament could see some slight changes

- The NCAA is once against tackling academic reform in the wake of heated debate regarding the APR ranking. But could there be negative side effects caused by theses changes? Absolutely. JuCos, take note of this

- Indiana head coach Tom Crean offered a scholarship to an eighth grader. But it wasn’t just any eighth grader, it was Eron Gordon, the younger brother of former-Hoosier and current-Hornet Eric Gordon

- UT-Arlington and Florida Atlantic have given their head coaches contract extensions

- Florida head coach Billy Donovan will coach the United States U-18 team this summer at the 2012 FIBA Americas Championship in Brazil. VCU’s Shaka Smart will serve as an assistant coach

- Virginia Tech is on the verge of rekindling an interesting rivalry with West Virginia