Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! Well, not so happy. That late goal we conceded last night was an absolute heartbreaker. The hundreds of people in the pub I was at were legitamately stunned. As in, no words for 30 seconds of so. Just silence and staring.
We play awful against Ghana and win, and we play the best game I've seen us play in some time (save for 2 lackadaisical moments) and we draw with Portugal. That' soccer for you.
And now, the "news."
Dante Cunningham court date postponed so attorney's office can collect more evidence | TwinCities.com
Six weeks after the initial postponement, the Hennepin County attorney's office requested Cunningham's omnibus hearing be pushed back as it continues to gather evidence on a possible additional charge.
Phinney, Schmidt-Mongrain win sprint triathlon | Philly.com
Swimming never has been a problem for Michael Phinney, a former swimmer at Villanova. It turns out he is pretty good at cycling and running, too.
Top 100 Camp notes: High-flyer Jones, and Tyus Battle eyeing Kentucky | Kentucky.com
Some recruiting notes on Tyus Battle and Derrick Jones, who are being courted by the other Wildcats.
Isaiah Austin Diagnosed with Career-Ending Condition | Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site | BaylorBears.com
Former Baylor center Isaiah Austin has been diagnosed with a career-ending medical condition. Genetic testing as part of preparation for the 2014 NBA Draft revealed that Austin suffers from Marfan syndrome.
Mark Whipple looking forward to bringing UMass football home games back to Amherst | masslive.com
Whipple went 29-8 at McGuirk Stadium in his first UMass coaching tenure, and the Minutemen will play half of their 2014 home schedule on-campus at a renovated stadium. Marquee opponents will still be hosted at Gillette Stadium in the Boston suburbs.
O'Bannon trial: In defending NCAA, Jim Delany also helps plaintiffs | USA Today
The B1G commish wasn't the best witness when he was called to testify for the NCAA in the O'Bannon case. Perhaps it was a mistake by the organization's attorneys to put him on the stand. Though called for the defendants, Delaney's harsh criticism of NCAA policies may have worked for the plaintiff's favor.
AAC commissioner Mike Aresco stands firm on expansion issue, talks importance of football to league's future | masslive.com
Aresco wants the AAC to grow into a football power in hopes of becoming more like the SEC, Big Ten and ACC. That growth doesn't necessarily require the league to expand by adding UMass... or BYU.
Landon Donovan Is Not In The World Cup, Brand
You'd think that any preplanned Landon Donovan World Cup ads would've been cleared up before the World Cup started, or even by the first USMNT match, but one brand still wasn't aware, so we all got a photo of Donovan holding a phone and wearing a suit from Pacific Rim.