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The Morning Mix

May 3, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

I’d like to apologize for the lack of depth in today’s Morning Mix.  I stayed up roughly three overtime periods too many.

- Mike DeCourcy ranks the top point guards and small forwards for next season. Our very own Rob Dauster isn’t too high on the top backcourt talent

- Doesn’t it seem like ACC teams are always replacing coaches? John Gasaway explains why

- With Butler leaving for the Atlantic-10, Oakland might be the best replacement the Horizon League could find

- Luke Winn on Butler’s move to the A-10: If they continue to be Butler, they will be fine

- Dick Vitale has chimed in on the transfer-blocking debate, and he wants to see some changes

- Stanford athletic director Bobby Bowlsby has been offered the position as Commissioner of the Big-12 Conference

- ESPN analyst Hubert Davis, will leave to broadcast booth in order to return to his Alma Mater to join Roy Williams’ coaching staff

- North Carolina State is going to be very good next year, but they will do so without Tyler Harris, who has decided to transfer. Backing the Pack detailed some of the more bizarre things Harris’ father had to say about the decision

- If the WAC is in fact on its deathbed, a bevy of future foreign recruits will need to find a new landing spot. The WAC has become a haven for a wide variety of foreign basketball players. The 2011-2012 First Team All-WAC alone included players from both Angola and Poland

- I told you all to watch out for the Sun  Belt: New Mexico State is being targeted as a potential invitee to the ever-expanding conference

- Old Dominion could make a decision on their conference affiliation as soon as Friday

- Arizona State’s Trent Lockett will graduate this week, but his decision to use his final year of eligibility at ASU is still up in the air

- What if Kentucky Derby horses had Louisville Cardinal-themed names? “Behanimal Kingdom” is my favorite

- I’ve always liked Donnie Tyndall. Watch the new Southern Miss head coach bid farewell to Morehead State

Latest Posts
  1. Top 25 Countdown: No. 6 Virginia Cavaliers

    Oct 31, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Virginia is coming off of a dual-ACC title and returns the majority of the key players from that team.

  2. Kentucky sits atop Associated Press preseason Top 25 poll

    Oct 31, 2014, 11:37 AM EDT

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    No surprise that Kentucky’s on top. Also of note: No. 3 Wisconsin received more first-place votes than No. 2 Arizona.

  3. Foot injury to sideline Ball State guard eight to ten weeks

    Oct 31, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

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    The Cincinnati transfer was expected to factor into a rotation that’s replacing five seniors from last season’s team.

  4. Illinois declares home floor fit for play following flooding issue

    Oct 30, 2014, 11:53 PM EDT

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    Quick action by construction workers ensured that it was declared ready for play two days after being flooded.

  5. Officiating controversy results in multiple suspensions

    Oct 30, 2014, 10:41 PM EDT

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    Some officials are in hot water after compromising a system used by 20 different Division I conferences.

  6. Canadian forward/center verbally commits to Saint Louis

    Oct 30, 2014, 8:58 PM EDT

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    Saint Louis adds more depth to its front court with this verbal commitment.

  7. Transfer center will sit out upcoming season at Florida

    Oct 30, 2014, 7:26 PM EDT

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    John Egbunu was an American Athletic Conference All-Freshman Team selection at USF last season.

  8. VCU’s Treveon Graham: From lightly recruited to leader of Havoc, the Atlantic 10 favorites

    Oct 30, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

    AP AP

    The Preseason Atlantic 10 Player of the Year is looking to lead VCU deep into March.

  9. Canisius to be without two forwards due to ankle injury, suspension

    Oct 30, 2014, 4:45 PM EDT

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    The Golden Griffins have to account for the loss of four starters from last season’s 21-win team.

  10. Kentucky, Xavier among those participating in #Layup4Lauren challenge (VIDEOS)

    Oct 30, 2014, 3:56 PM EDT

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    Feel free to take this as my challenge to you all.

  11. Top 25 Countdown: No. 7 North Carolina Tar Heels

    Oct 30, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT

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    North Carolina should be a national title contender, but they do have some question marks.

  12. Dayton’s Elite 8 run, Archie Miller’s decision to stay help continue Atlantic 10’s success

    Oct 30, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT

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    Dayton head coach Archie Miller spurned high-major programs to remain at Atlantic 10. He’s not the only one in the league happy with where they are.

  13. Assigned Reading: Devonta Pollard opens up about the kidnapping he was involved in

    Oct 30, 2014, 12:56 PM EDT

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    Pollard is looking to reignite his career at Houston this season.

  14. 2014-2015 Season Preview: Treveon Graham, VCU enter as favorites in the Atlantic 10

    Oct 30, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

    AP AP

    The Atlantic 10 is out to gain respect again this season from the rest of the college basketball world, a year after the league saw a record six teams selected for the NCAA tournament with one team reaching the Elite 8.

  15. Former Georgia Tech head coach recuses self from Syracuse’s NCAA hearing

    Oct 29, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

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    Bobby Cremins says that his relationships with other coaches has led to his having to recuse himself from other cases in the past.