The Daily Roundup Tuesday: A Local Send Off for Skip Prosser
Getting your mind right:
John Feinstein of the Washington Post: Skipp Prosser, A Man Who Really Got It. Hat tip to Basketblogger and Wake Insider, Ben, for the link.
Prosser's viewing draws colleagues : "A steady stream of mourners for Wake Forest basketball coach Skip Prosser includes Florida's Billy Donovan and other coaches."
Unbearable Loss: Prosser, Muse both spent many years coaching in high school before moving up to college ranks: " Mike Muse didn't want his picture taken. He didn't want anyone to see him breaking down over the loss of a coach and a friend.But if a picture is worth a thousand words, it can also be worth at least as many tears. And the photograph of a stunned Muse sitting on the steps of Wake Forest's Wait Chapel Friday morning personified for many the unfathomable loss suffered the day before when basketball coach Skip Prosser of the Deacons apparently died of a massive heart attack."
Dascenzo of the Durham Herald Sun: Prosser will be missed for many reasons: "They will remember George Edward Prosser as Skip, and many will share stories of him today when they bid goodbye to Wake Forest's basketball coach. Prosser's funneral is set for 6 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Clemmons."
WFU assistants coach through grief at Prosser's youth camp : "The basketball camp that bears Skip Prosser's name at Wake Forest went on as scheduled Monday, with nearly 200 young players shooting hoops and learning fundamentals."
Andrew Jones of the ACC Insider: What's Been Written About Prosser: "Skip Prosser touched a lot of people, including sportswriters from North Carolina, Cincinnati and around the country. Here's how some of them remembered Prosser, who died suddenly on Thursday at the age of 56."
Prosser's Legacy Well Earned: "Skip Prosser's six years as Wake Forest's basketball coach was a lot about winning at a level the school hasn't frequently experienced, but it was about much, much more than that. It reflected the way a college basketball program should be run."
From the San Francisco Chronicle: Bill Walsh — 1931-2007 and Bill Walsh, The Legend: "He defined era of football thought, characters and results."
Police: Robbers may be targeting players: "Two hulking NBA stars were bound with duct tape and robbed of cash and jewelry by masked gunmen in separate holdups that have Chicago-area detectives wondering whether someone is targeting professional athletes." That's serious business.....
The big one: "Kevin Garnett should soon become the newest member of the Celtics, according to multiple sources who said it was only a matter of time before Boston and Minnesota finalized a blockbuster."
Mr. College Football: Rating the Heisman hopefuls
The conference headlines:
Wolfpack changes plan on facilities : "Carter-Finley Stadium would have 66,000 seats, with the home and visiting football locker rooms in a new basketball arena. Nearby would be a soccer complex and baseball stadium...." Other elements of NC State's master plan
Series candidly captures Terps
From the Miami Hurricanes Blog:
Save The Orange Bowl?:"Talked with longtime Hurricanes fan Mike Mangini today. He is organizing a rally..."
Return of Luther Campbell:"Sorry for the break. I took two days off for my birthday this weekend, but..."
`Canes Land Forston: "Early in the afternoon, I began hearing that Miami Northwestern defensive tackle..."
Get over there!!!
FSU's Griffin nearly free of probation
Running back commits to FSU
Evaluating the defensive line
Bowden, Wardenter together
Bowden heads prestigious group to be enshrined
'Noles trying to get their groove back
Hokie Football Outlook, Part VI : "Linebackers"
Tigers lose two signees: "Broome’s Jones and Byrnes’ Hunter shift focus to other options.
One football signee will not suit up at Clemson for at least two years, and another signee’s status for the coming season is in jeopardy."
Jackets get Florida receiver: "A.J. Jenkins of Jacksonville is third Sunshine State verbal; Tech's 2008 signing class grows to nine."
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