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The Morning Mix

Apr 26, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

Dana O’Neil provides your must-read of the day on the college basketball story of the year

- Luke Winn handed out his coaching awards for the season. John Calipari was more efficient than you think, and Fred Hoiberg was a lot better than you expected

- Ryan Greene ranks the best teams in the west headed into the 2012-2013

- Transfer-blocking stinks. But blocking a transfer because their grades aren’t where the school wants them isn’t all that bad

- Will 72-year old Larry Brown be able to make a wave on the recruiting trail? The former-NBA head coach believes his pro experience will help. Speaking of Larry Brown, he took some shots at his former-boss, Michael Jordan

- Who will Virginia Tech hire to replace Seth Greenberg. If it follows the trend of ACC hires, it is likely to be a current college head coach. John Feinstein provides an interesting take on the school’s decision to fire the head coach

- Just because a school is in a BCS-conference doesn’t mean it’s a “great-job”. Don;t believe me? Just ask Shaka Smart, Brad Stevens and Gregg Marshall and Mark Few. All four “mid-major” head coaches have turned down multiple BCS-conference jobs. Speaking of which, exactly how good is the Virginia Tech head coaching job?

- Drake’s Rayvonte Rice is transferring to Illinois. Jeff Eisenberg wonders what Rice will do about his “Drake” tattoos

- UCLA-bound Kyle Anderson had an MRI on his injured hand and the results were not good

- Middle Tennessee head coach Kermit Davis has agreed to a five-year extension after leading the Blue Raiders to a school record 27 wins in 2012

- To Indiana head coach Tom Crean, this past season was just the  beginning. He is going to push his team to achieve greatness

- Wake Forest legend Randolph Childress has joined the Demon Deacons as the new director of player development

- John Templon put together a good offseason-read on the NYC “Bracket of Champions”

- A good-read on Oakland coach Greg Kampe, who has spurned many a job offer in order to stay at the Summit League power-house

- I’m glad to hear this is happening. I was in East Rutherford when the tragedy struck

- VCU’s Bradford Burgess, the NCAA’s all-time consecutive starts leader, threw out the first pitch at the VCU-Virginia game

- An update on what Michigan plans to do with their Fab-5 banner

- Kentucky has been killing it in the YouTube department

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