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The Morning Mix

Aug 15, 2012, 8:00 AM EST

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.