Happy Friday, 'Nova Nation! This weekend marks the penultimate weekend of AAU basketball for the summer, so perhaps we'll get some updates on the recruiting front. Hopefully everyone gets out of work early today and can enjoy and fun and safe Memorial Day weekend!
And now, the "news."
Five-star Harvey discusses recruitment | Scout
Top 10 sophomore D.J. Harvey updated Scout on the latest developments in his recruitment.
4-star guard Marcus LoVett Jr. commits to St. John's | Rumble In The Garden
A good late pickup for St. John's for next season.
Who starts for St. John's next season? | Rumble In The Garden
A new look Red Storm squad will hit The Garden next season.
LSU’s ’25 is coming’ campaign doesn’t try to hide that they’re monetizing Ben Simmons | CollegeBasketballTalk
But this overt display of 'amateurism' may actually be good for the fight for student-athlete rights.
UMass upgraded football because the old Big East told them to | A Jersey Guy
"Joining the MAC was never meant to be a final destination point. When the Big East–now the American Athletic Conference–was still in the football business, UMass was a constant suitor. UMass officials were told that the Big East was not inclined to include a football program at the then 1-AA level. The membership already had a program like that (Villanova). The advice that UMass received was simple. Elevate to 1A, become competitive and then the re-apply."
Scientists found a way to turn deadly female mosquitoes into harmless males | The Verge
A global team of scientists have found a way to turn female mosquito embryos into males at a genetic level, according to a paper published in Science Express. The finding could really come in...
A first look at Uber's car for self-driving research | The Verge
True to form, Uber isn't being shy about its work developing self-driving cars. In February, the company announced its plans to create autonomous vehicles, and now, one of its research cars has...
Let's Take A Look At Andrew McCutchen's Pay Stub | Deadspin
Over on reddit, user Grassiii has posted a photo of Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen’s latest pay stub. Grassiii says that a friend found it on a recent tour of the visitor’s clubhouse at Wrigley Field, where the Pirates played the Cubs over the weekend. Let’s have a look (you can click the magnifying glass in the top left corner to make the photo bigger):
WATCH: Here's Jamie Dixon holding a popsicle and doing the electric slide - CBSSports.com
Thanks for this, Jamie.