The Daily Roundup: Free Throw Friday
Duke's dynamic duo, Christian Lattener and Brian Davis donate $2Million to the Duke basketball program. Here is another really nice piece by Frank Dascenzo of the Durham Herald Sun about the donation and what it means for the Duke program.
With Stephan Davis down, expectations are running high for the Panther's DeShaun Foster.
How about starting the day with a little Q & A from the coach of the football powerhouse that is Duke University, Ted Roof.
This is the one of the worst things I've ever heard: In order to avoid having to play a mentally challenged member of his team, a youth coach offered one of the players own teammates $25 to injure the challenged youth.
Eight-year-old Keith Reese testified at a preliminary hearing that T-ball coach Mark R. Downs Jr. made the offer before a June 27 playoff game.I'm open for punishment suggestions for this dirt bag. I hope that when he goes to jail, the boys give him the 'ol full mettle jacket blanket treatment, then give him to the Gimp to have a little fun with.......and then give him the 'ol blanket treatment again, and then the Gimp, and then the blanket, and then the Gimp.....and so on and so forth. Suggestions are welcome in the comments section.
"He told me if I would hit (the teammate) in the face, he would pay me $25," Keith said.
Reese said he had never before warmed up for a game with his mentally disabled teammate, Harry Bowers. But on that day, he did.
His first toss hit Bowers in the groin area. As the boy walked away, he said his coach told him to "go out there and hit him harder."
"So I went out and hit him in the ear," Reese said.
Another "top" recruit sips the syrup that UNC is serving and signs with the Tar Heel football program. Seriously, he's a Top 10 North Carolina kid so we can all be happy that one of our best didn't leave home. Let's see JB can do with him.
Wow........may main man T.A. McClendon is cut by the Falcons. I hope this is not shaping up to be one of those sad, sad, tales of boom, to overconfidence, to laziness, to poor guidance, straight to bust and despair. Man up and get your sh#* together, T.A.
Justin Gray and Mr. Reddick (because that's what his new MO is on the Basketblog. I'm saying.....), make the US Under 21 National Team.
Notes on Virginia Tech and UVa. from the Times Dispatch.
Terry Holland is changing the sports culture and landscape at ECU. I like the direction he's taking things down east. Keep at it, Coach.
More to come.....
More Hooping Below the Fold!