9:00 PM Former UConn & current Maryland football coach Randy Edsall made a donation to help complete funding for a memorial statue in honor of Jasper Howard. Howard was a Huskies cornerback who was stabbed to death hours after UConn's 2009 homecoming win against Louisville.
In a counterclaim filed late last month by attorney Mark A. Smith on behalf of Beasley against his former NBA agent Joel Bell, the ex-Kansas State star reported in Montgomery County Circuit Court documents that former Kansas State basketball head coach Bob Huggins hired Beasley’s ex-AAU Coach as an assistant coach for the Wildcats essentially in exchange for Beasley attending the school.
After (former Beasley AAU Coach) Hill had worked for Charlotte a couple of years, on information and belief, Bob Huggins of Kansas State wanted Beasley, so he offered Hill an assistant coaching job at Kansas State with a salary that ended up being in excess of $420,000. Hill took the job, and Beasley went to Kansas State.
Beasley also submitted to the Maryland Court that the founder of the AAU team he played on before attending K-State, Curtis Malone, was a “runner” for NBA Agent Bell. Beasley further asserted that Malone - via Bell - bankrolled Beasley’s mother’s move to Manhattan so she could be close to her son - among other things.
(’Coach’ Mode: Michael Cooper impregnates opposing team’s center)
I love Bob Huggins and his breast pocket mini bottles being in the Final Four, and Butler is a great story, especially in Indy. But if I could pick one game to attend this weekend at gunpoint it’s Brittney Griner vs. The Streak in San Antone on Sunday.
The sports media finally has a legitimately compelling women’s basketball matchup, but somehow the Sunday game isn’t getting more than the normal, politically-correct deference the women’s Final Four always receives. At least so far.
As I’ve written on more than one occasion here, Griner has a chance to be the Gretzky of not just women’s basketball, but the most dominant female athlete in the history of women’s team sports. Her dominant physical skills are like nothing we’ve ever seen from a team sport female.
In other words, she can dunk. Easily. That’s everything. Read more…
All right kids, it’s time to take out your WTFmeters. This is not a drill. I think we’re about to hit Ludicrous WTF.
(Can’t you put some, um, foundation on that?)
Yes, that’s West Virginia (via KSU and, most notably, Cincinnati) head coach Bob Huggins. He’s traded in his gold suit for two black eyes, it seems, which hardly seems like suitable attire for the banquet he’s attending.
The fact that a couple of drunk guys got arrested at PNC Park in Pittsburgh during a game versus Colorado isn’t big news. Frankly, I’d have to be pretty bombed in order to sit through a Pirates/Rockies match-up in late July. But when the two people arrested are West Virginia basketball players, including expected starting point guard Joe Mazzulla, it’s news.
He and teammate Cameron Thoroughman are facing a host of charges after their altercation with Pirates security and police. According to the ASSOCIATED PRESS (via SI.com), here’s how things allegedly went down:
Bob Huggins experienced a dangerous landing at the Charlotte airport on Thursday - and that was after the plane had already safely landed.
SbBer Don gives us the heads up that the West Virginia basketball coach, who was coming to town to meet with Mountaineer alumni, tripped and cracked his cranium on the tarmac. The CHARLESTON DAILY MAIL has further details of Huggy’s hard fall. Read more…