The Daily Roundup: Monday
It's been a long time, I shouldn't have left you, without a strong blog to step to.....or something like that. Sorry for the long absence of the official Big 5. So to begin, we'll get it started with
Straight Bangin on Larry Brown and his apparent flirtations with the Cleveland Cavs. Good link to a New York Times article. Get over there!
The Sports Prof from a couple of days ago on Mo Cheeks and Allen Iverson. Very nice job, as always. Get over there!!
GT Sports blog with all the info you want on the Jackets Championship game victory in the ACC Baseball Tournament. Get over there!!!
The boys over at State Fans Nation have found a site that lists The Chest as the best among ACC football coaches. There is an interesting comparison to Bunting as well. Good stuff...Get over there!!!!
What is the Big 5 without a piece from Dave Sez, I mean, really? Blue vs. Blue always gets our attention at the Basketblog. Sorry it's old, but I just read saw it. Get over there!!!!!
Georgia Tech wins the ACC Baseball Tournament and clinches a birth in the NCAA field. Congrats to the 'Jackets.
Jimmie Johnson wins the 600 for the 3rd consecutive year, but that wasn't really the story. Did you see Jr dump Mikey into the wall? There are problems at DEI and they start from the top and fall all the way down to the Waltrip team. What happened last night wasn't the right way to send a message to his teammate, but the message was indeed sent: I run the show! In my opinion, Waltrip hasn't understood his place in DEI since about mid season 2003. Since then he has become increasingly bold in statements to the media and actions on the track. Bottom line is this, Mikey: Before DEI picked your sorry carcass up, you barely had a ride. The only reason you are back in the public spotlight is b/c of your affiliation with Jr and DEI. Shut your mouth, swallow your Waltrip pride, and tow the line. Or, you could always get big brother DW out of the box and start your own team with Toyota. See how far that would get you with the fans.
Lenox Rawlings with more on the brewing problems at DEI. How about Jr to the Childress stable after his contract with DEI ends in 2007?
OJ Mayo, the next LeBron? I don't know, but the kid is averaging 29 pts per game, led his team to a state championship, and has already been named Mr. Basketball in Ohio. Sounds kind of familiar.
Maryland and Gary Williams secure a commitment from 6'1 JUCO star Parrish Brown. The Terps have gone this way before with some spectacular results. More on Parrish from our friends over at Turtle Waxing.
The Charlotte Observer thanks that the best recruiting class in '06 could belong to a school in the ACC, and it's not Carolina or Duke. Also, there was a 6'8 8th grader at the Tournament of Champions this weekend in Chapel Hill who scored 20 pts against the best 18 and under comp in the country. Wow.......
Carolina and Duke target Taylor King put on a nice show this weekend at the Tournament of Champions. Apparently, he likes the Triangle very much as he is staying over for an unofficial visit with Roy Williams before flying back home. This is the kid who committed to UCLA when he was in the 8th grade and changed his mind this season. Go figure.....
Is Marion Jones done as a world class track star? Finally given an opportunity to compete, she finished a not so close second in her race.
Duke and Hopkins will play in the dream match for the NCAA Lacrosse Championship. A crowd of over 40,000 is expected to attend.
Clemson hoping to get regional edge in their pursuit of the College World Series. And despite losing 6 in a row, Miami is selected as a regional site for the NCAA Baseball Tournament along with Florida State. Wow...
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