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The Morning Mix

Sep 24, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

- Your #ReadoftheDay comes via Bruce Pascoe at the Arizona Daily Star, who explains how Wildcat senior Kevin Parrom was able to cope with the pain and tragedy he suffered before during and after the 2011-2012 season

- Kansas will begin “Boot Camp” this week and Bill Self can’t wait

- An excellent story detailing a recruiting trip Jim Calhoun once made to Israel

- Kevin Ollie has exactly one season to prove to UConn that he should be kept on as head coach. But based on Ollie’s NBA career, he’s familiar with this type of situation

- A fantastic rundown of the nine possible candidates to replace Billy Gilispie at Texas Tech

- John Calipari was a guest speaker on a livestream for the Clinton Global Initiative

- Mike Waters from the Post-Standard takes a look at the top-5 most challenging non-conference games on Syracuse’s schedule. Only one of the five is a true road-game (@ Arkansas 11/30)

- If you’re looking for a good place to find fresh content pertaining to the College of Charleston Cougars, the King Kresse blog is where to go. In their most recent post, they discuss the possibilities of CoC leaving the SoCon for the CAA

- In case you missed it, Saint Mary’s is being investigated by the NCAA for possible recruiting violations

- In case you missed it, four of the top players on LIU-Brooklyn were suspended on Friday for their involvement in an on-campus fight. We are still waiting to see what the long-term punishment will be, but it could be the program’s worst case scenario

- No NCAA violations were found in the travel and hiring records of North Carolina fundraising agent Tami Hansbrough, the mother of former-Tar Heel Tyler

- Rhode Island is certainly a team you will want to keep an eye on the next few seasons. Former-Wagner coach Danny Hurley is reeling in quality recruits and has nabbed a few solid transfers, including Northeastern’s Alwayn Bigby

- Rice-transfer Arsalan Kazemi has decided to attend Oregon. It is not clear if the all-conference forward will be eligible to play right away, but Oregon’s late start for classes does improve his chances

- Highly touted big-man Karl Towns shared some details about his exciting summer. The 6-10 St. Joseph-Metuchen (NJ) star spent the off-season as a member of the Dominican national team and had the chance to play against the U.S national team before  the start of the  2012 Olympics in London

- Twins Tyree and Tyrell Robinson verbally committed to Oregon to play both football and basketball

- Speaking of twins, Aaron Harrison the father of the highly heralded Harrison twin duo (Aaron Jr. and Andrew) denied reports that he and his sons are in disagreement on college preference

- Some eligibility updates on the highly touted freshman class at North Carolina State

Remember, if you find an article that is worthy of being in The Morning Mix, be sure to use the #ReadoftheDay hashtag on Twitter. 

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

  1. imforbigblue - Sep 24, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    who wouldn’t know the NCAA wouldn’t find anything wrong going on at UNC

  2. thesportsbizblog - Sep 24, 2012 at 11:58 PM

    This season will make a monumental event in CFO, one which should be memorialized for all time. Syracuse is actually leaving the state of New York to play a game before January. In fact, for the first time in my memory (and I’m old) the Orange are playing a non-conference out of state. Amazing, absolutely amazing. Was Boeheim sleeping when the game was scheduled?

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