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The Morning Mix

Aug 15, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

Tuesday was a busy day in the world of college hoops. So lets get right to it.

It’s time to hit the links.

Gregg Doyel shreds North Carolina, says that some of their banners need to come down. #HeavyArtillery. I do like this response from Carolina March though. Is the academic scandal causing recruits to back off of UNC?

- The Big East found a new commissioner, and he comes from a television background. Most of the media pundits believe that the Big East hit a home run

- UCLA’s super-recruit Shabazz Muhammad was declared ineligible to participate with the Bruins on their exhibition trip to China

- Eastern Michigan coach Rob Murphy is leaving after just one season to join the Orlando Magic. Rick Bozich has an idea for the EMU vacancy

- Steven Lumpkins will return to the AU basketball program after spending a year in the minor leagues. Wait. How is that fair? Oh that’s right, it’s not

- Billy Baron has been granted a waiver by the NCAA to play immediately at Canisius. Baron’s father was fired as head coach at Rhode Island, and the savvy guard wanted to follow him up north

- Mark McLaughlin has left the Washington Huskies program. What effect, if any, will this have on the current squad?

- Former-Oregon guard Brett Kingma is transferring to Washington State. You see that Bo Ryan? It’s called freedom

- Florida freshman Chris Walker may not be in Gainesville for more than one year

- Brock Motum was a candidate for the Pac-12 Player of the Year Award last season. He’s gearing up for another stellar year by touring his homeland with the Cougars

- Jim Boeheim spent August in London with Team USA. Upon returning, he isn’t exactly sure if Michael Jordan was better than LeBron James

- Mic Cronin has been blasted in the past for his team’s weak non-conference schedule. While the Bearcat’s 2012-2013 non-con schedule isn’t a murders row, it’s no cream puff bakery either

- Some fun tempo-free stats from Team USA’s gold medal tour of London

- This may be the only time you ever see me put the words “Jeff Borzello” and “good-read” in the same sentence (Trust me. I’m dying a little bit on the inside)

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Troy Machir is the managing editor of the college basketball website Ballin’ is a Habit. You can find him on twitter @TroyMachir.