Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! We think we know who the mystery football commitment is but we're awaiting confirmation. Hopefully we'll have that today! Also, we're back underway in the recruiting 'live' period, so expect recruiting news to pick up in the coming weeks as the AAU circuit finishes up with their respective championship events.
And now, the "news."
Pistons saw something in Hilliard others didn’t – now he’s out to prove them right | Detroit Pistons
Darrun Hilliard wasn’t among the 60-plus players invited to the NBA draft combine. He was ranked the 62nd best draft prospect by DraftExpress.com and 77th by ESPN.com, compilations their creators say are based on the consensus of their conversations with NBA scouts and personnel executives. Stan Van Gundy says the Pistons had Hilliard rated among the 25 best prospects in last week’s draft, yet they had a high degree of confidence he would be available to them at the 38th pick.
Former Fox reporter Kacie McDonnell gets new beau | Philly.com
You may recall, she moved from Philly to Kansas City last year to be closer to then-boyfriend Aaron Murray, quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs. Months later, the pair announced their engagement, but, alas, by January it was over.
2016 Top 100 updated lists & evaluations | Scout
With the three July evaluation periods rapidly approaching, Scout's basketball recruiting team -- Evan Daniels, Josh Gershon, Brian Snow and Rob Harrington -- dug into the 2016 top 100 to update each players recruitment and evaluation.
Re-ranking the recruiting classes: The 25 best players from 2006 | CollegeBasketballTalk
KD, Stephen and Russ lead the way, and two of those three weren't even ranked coming out of high school. Head all the way to the bottom to see the Villanovan.
Academic leaders question Oregon’s football budget | CollegeFootballTalk
“Our administration needs to take more responsibility to fully exploit the opportunity that our athletic department provides — on behalf of our students, our faculty and our institution,”former business school dean Dennis Howard said Friday, per The Register-Guard. He was not alone in challenging Oregon officials to think hard about how the budget will be formed.
Are you a Kentucky fan looking for a date? Good news | Sporting News
A dating website just for Kentucky Wildcats fans called BBNMeetup.com is set to launch on July 15.
Former Illinois women's basketball players file $10 million lawsuit against University | The Champaign Room
Once again, Illinois is in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.
England knocked out of the World Cup on gut-wrenching 90th minute own goal | SBNation.com
For those of you who don't follow soccer, this is pretty much peak England.