Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! I'm off to Jupiter (Florida, that's not some expression that Kid Cudi might legitimize) this evening for Memorial Day Weekend. With any luck, I'll be able to avoid the worst case of sun poisoning my family has ever known (and that's saying something for a family full of Mick's). Anyone else got any good holiday plans?
And now, the "news."
Volleyball Rounds Out Incoming Class For 2013 Season - Villanova University Official Athletic Site
A total of four players will make up the incoming class for the Villanova volleyball team for the 2013 season and head coach Josh Steinbach announced that the additions of scholastic players Jackie Greenberg (Avon, Conn.) and Makenzie Northrup (San Clemente, Calif.) rounded out the team's recruiting efforts over the past year. Greenberg and Northrup join Michaela Berendt (Olympia, Wash.) and Claire Crutchfield (Falls Church, Va.) in forming the 2013 incoming class.
Newton, Garner Eyeing Fall Decisions - TheRecruitScoop
Ja'Quan Newton and Shep Garner - two local Philly point guards - don't seem to be any closer to a decision than they were a few months ago.
FBI: San Diego’s Brandon Johnson paid ‘up to $10,000 per game’ to shave points | CollegeBasketballTalk
Back in March, former San Diego Torero Brandon Johnson, the school's all-time leader in points and assists, was sentenced to six months in federal prison for his role in a point-shaving scheme during the 2009-2010 season back in March. Johnson was lucky; the state wanted to give him a year.
2013 NBA Mock Draft - SBNation.com
I'll give you three guesses as to where Jonathan Tjarks thinks Shabazz Muhammed lands. Unfortunately now that The Maloof's are out of the picture, the new owners might make a pick that remotely considers team chemistry.
Kevin Durant's enormous back tattoo has a typo at the bottom - SBNation.com
Kevin Durant's tattoo guy can't spell "mature." There's a joke in there somewhere.
The unknown slugger: Héctor Espino is one of the greatest hitters in baseball history, yet most Americans know nothing about him - SBNation.com
The latest longform from the mothership - Héctor Espino hit over 750 professional home runs in Mexico but chose not to make the move to Major League Baseball, leaving behind an obscure legacy of which most Americans are unaware.