Huuuuuuuump Daaaaaaaaay! A quick thanks to Brian who covered the game recap for yours truly last night. I had to bail for family reasons. I missed you guys! But I also haven't seen a lick of the game and followed along on Twitter (and spent most of my time poking fun at Xavier) so I can't comment on any of that yet.
But hey, take some enjoyment at the good folks at Anonymous Eagle going in on ESPN. I've softened my stance on the ESPN hates the Big East narrative, but I did thoroughly enjoy Andy's piece shredding Dana O'Neil's subtle dig at the Big East (still love you, DPO!). Worth a read as we head in to the holidays, and ultimately, conference play.
And now, the "news."
ESPN's Big East Basketball Boxscore Snafu Underscores Bias Perception | Awful Announcing
So it’s understandable to see why Big East fans might feel as though ESPN was purposefully getting back at the schools in this small way. It’s not as though the school hasn’t bent the rules to their benefit on college game listings before.
How ESPN's Dana O'Neil Propagated A Ridiculous Big East/Marquette Storyline | Anonymous Eagle
Marquette guys are going after our girl Dana... "We've had our go-arounds in regards to how ESPN feels about the Big East recently, and on Tuesday morning, Dana O'Neil contributed the latest absurdity from the Worldwide Leader."
Todd Czinege Earns Unanimous Preseason All-BIG EAST Honors | Villanova.com
Junior second baseman Todd Czinege (Overland Park, Kan.) will begin the 2016 season as one of the key players to watch after he was named a unanimous selection to the Preseason All-BIG EAST Team on Tuesday afternoon. A poll of the leagues head coaches determined the predicted order of finish in the regular season BIG EAST standings as well as the preseason all-conference team. Villanova is in a three-way tie for fifth place in the coaches poll.
Dylan Ennis expected to return for Ducks against Western Oregon: Oregon rundown | OregonLive.com
Ennis has missed the entire season to date with a foot injury.
NCAA puts University of Hawaii men’s basketball on probation | CollegeBasketballTalk
The NCAA is putting the University of Hawaii men's basketball team on three years of probation after an investigation found former coach Gib Arnold violated ethical conduct rules and provided false or misleading information to investigators.
Bo Ryan's Tenure As Wisconsin Head Coach Ended Strangely | Deadspin
The midseason retirement (the theory goes) gives Gard a head start in convincing Alvarez that he’s the man for the job long-term. If that’s what Ryan was trying to do, he accomplished his goal, but he went about it in a very strange way.
Coastal’s Moglia named FCS National Coach of the Year
Joe Moglia, who just completed his fourth season at Coastal Carolina, was named recipient of the annual Eddie Robinson Award as the outstanding coach in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), administered by FCS Awards.
Georgia State Panthers commemorates Ron Hunter's fall with bobblehead | ESPN
You remember Ron Hunter, right? Of course you do. He's Georgia State's basketball coach, the one who tore his Achilles tendon while celebrating the Panthers' Sun Belt Conference championship. He then followed it up by famously falling off his chair when his son, R.J., hit a shot to upset Baylor in the NCAA tournament.
Atlanta's Turner Field to be sold to Georgia State development team | Atlanta INtown Paper
The City of Atlanta and Fulton County Recreation Authority have announced that a team made up of Georgia State University and real estate developers Carter and Oakwood as the winning bidder to redevelop Turner Field and approximately 70 acres of adjacent property.
The sports memes of 2015, ranked from worst to best | SBNation.com
From Left Shark to Crying Michael Jordan, the internet had plenty of fun at the expense of sports in 2015. Thankfully- no crying piccolo girl.