Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Early Evening Run

After a busy day at Rutgers men’s basketball media day, here are your tidbits in and around college sports:

The Lute Olson situation at Arizona is only getting worse for the Wildcats. After losing three 2009 commitments following his departure, one of them has landed at another PAC 10 school. Abdul Gaady, the No. 2 point guard in the nation according to the ESPNU 100 has given Lorenzo Romar’s University of Washington squad a verbal.

The North Carolina Tar Heels are the undisputed No. 1 team in the nation heading into the 2008-2009 campaign. Friday night they had their first inter-squad scrimmage of the year. 7-foot freshman Tyler Zeller shined with an unofficial double-double.

On the football end of things, the Cincinnati Enquirer put out an interesting story today about the development of the Bearcats’ program and the cost of becoming big-time.

The Charlotte Observer has a unique take on the effect that the emergence of the Big East as the nation’s premier basketball conference has had on the ACC. ESPN’s Jay Bilas comments on how the NCAA rejected the ACC’s conference RPI proposal.

For video of Fred Hill’s media day press conference, go to and click on the video link on the right side of the page. More to come later…

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