TGIF, 'Nova Nation! Make sure to check out the lead article today - I had the pleasure of offering my thoughts on former Wildcat Reggie Redding and this is the finished product for Ballin' Europe. I thought it was an excellent read and really shows how Reggie has made a career for himself in Germany.
Other than that, enjoy the weekend!
And now, the "news."
Reggie Redding, from some guy to THE guy | BallinEurope
An excellent profile on Reggie Redding with contributions from yours truly. Now feel free to pick my analysis to shreds.
JayVaughn Pinkston hoping to be first Brooklyn native on Nets | FOX Sports
The Bishop Loughlin native worked out for his hometown team on Wednesday.
UNC Releases Notice of Allegations | Tar Heel Blog
UNC has released the NCAA's 59-page notice of allegations that was provided to the school on May 22.
POLL: Are there any "elite coaching jobs" in the Big East? | Big East Coast Bias
NBC says no. What do you think? Head over to BECB and vote in their poll.
Massive recruiting weekend on tap for St. John's | Rumble In The Garden
Mohammed Bamba, Trevon Duval, Quade Green, Jahvon Quinverly and Naz Reid, among many others, will be in Queens for Chris Mullin's first big recruiting weekend.
Big East, A-10 see a decline in recruiting talent | Providence Journal
Big East and Atlantic 10 basketball coaches had better hope that recruiting rankings aren’t worth the paper — or computer screen — they’re printed on. If recruit rankings are to be believed, both conferences are coming off one of their worst years of player procurement in years. After averaging a shade over 10 Top-100 recruits (according to ESPN.com) over the previous four years, Big East schools signed only five members of that select group in the Class of 2015. The Atlantic 10 signed no top 100 high school players, according to ESPN’s list.
Calipari gets testy on Dan Patrick Show | Sporting News
Roughly halfway into his interview, Calipari mentioned the efficacy of the platoon system, offering what was essentially a self-critique of the substitution model.
Why Don't Loyola U. and Boston U. Sponsor Football (Again)? | Lehigh Football Nation
Take a look at the financial details of the schools of the Patriot League, and some of the other schools in the Northeast that sponsor FCS football.
The Big 12 Will Expand and WVU May Lead the Charge | Big 12 Conference Blog
Shane Lyons, the athletic director at West Virginia, has made it known that he wants the Big 12 to expand and start adding the right teams to the league. The Mountaineer AD didn't define what the criteria is or who the right teams are, but it isn't hard to figure out.
Man pleads guilty to taping women in fitting rooms | The Herald
A man in suburban Philadelphia has pleaded guilty in what investigators call one of the largest invasion of privacy cases they've seen in the area.
SB Nation's 2015 NBA Finals Guide | SB Nation
Your 2015 NBA Finals guide
Premier League to ditch sponsor name beginning in 2016-17 | Cartilage Free Captain
No more EPL/BPL confusion! It's just "The Premier League" starting the season after next.
Catching Up With Olympic Gold Medal Women's Gymnastics Star Aly Raisman: Glamour.com
Having just turned 21 at the end of May, Aly's deep in training for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio and taking on a more high-profile role in the gymnastics community.
Everything you need to know about the Women's World Cup | SB Nation
Bracket, TV schedule and everything you need to know about the World Cup.
Carli Lloyd told her family not to come to the World Cup | For The Win
Each time Carli Lloyd takes the field during this summer’s World Cup, she won’t find familiar faces in the crowd. That’s because she told all family and friends to stay home and not come to Canada. "For me, it’s pure business mode so I can focus," Lloyd said.
D.C. Council member Jack Evans proposes a D.C. Big 6 basketball tournament like Philadelphia’s Big 5 | The Washington Post
"Evans proposed a resolution in support of creating a local Big 6 college basketball tournament featuring American, Georgetown, George Mason, George Washington, Howard and Maryland. D.C.’s Big 6 would be modeled after Philadelphia’s Big 5 of LaSalle, Pennsylvania, St. Joseph’s, Temple and Villanova." Now, New York just needs Mayor DeBlasio to force a local round-robin on St. John's and we can make this a 'thing.'