The Magnificent Spitlers
: USA Today
profiles four brothers who all gained spots on Division I basketball teams ( Saint Peter's
, Stony Brook
and Holy Cross
) the walk-on way. Says Chris Spitler, "What's amazing to me is that all of us could be mediocre enough not to get a scholarship." Air Force
broke a 19-19 halftime tie with Mississippi
and stormed to a 60-36 win
. This game was notable not only for the Falcons' rope-a-dope act, but also for the surreal Yahoo Broadcast audio presentation, which interspersed random snippets from a talk show about weight loss in and amongst the game action. Come back, Mark Cuban
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court Of Appeals in Cincinnati ruled against a group of promoters and upheld the NCAA's "two-in-four" rule
- the one that limits schools to playing in two "exempt tournaments" (that is, tournaments that count as a single game against the 28-game season limit) per Olympiad. When it's a bunch of bumbling bureaucrats against a pack of sleazy sports agents
, it's hard to pick a side.
Good in-depth preview of the Atlantic Sun
from CSTV. We like Georgia State
Ken Pomeroy, legendary hoops blogger and inventor of the PCBR
, nabbed an e-interview with Longwood coach Mike Gillian
. The chatted about life as a provisional Division I member and Gillian's days at George Mason
. Another leap forward in the development of blogs-as-real-journalism.
The black-and-blue Big East and its 16 teams will realign into one huge sprawling division
in 2005-06. Don't worry, that kind of thing's worked in the English Premier League for years.