Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Afternoon linkage: Being tall helps, sort of
By Eamonn Brennan
I'll admit it: "Afternoon Linkage" is kind of growing on me. It's casual. It's important to keep things casual, right? This is a blog, after all, and blogs are nothing if not -- sorry. Why am I rambling about blogs? Let's hit a few links on this wonderful college hoops Wednesday:
In case you hadn't heard, the midseason Wooden Award list was released this week. I'll high-five to any list that player of the year list that includes Jeremy Lin and Jimmer Fredette. The larger question we must all grapple with: It's already the middle of the season?!
Wake Forest coach Dino Gaudio is in talks with Xavier to figure out an alternative to the Skip Prosser-inspired Wake-Xavier showdown. The likely solution involves a rotating four-team event wherein Wake plays one team and Xavier plays another, saving both schools the awkward aftermath of beating the other in name of their beloved former coach.
You may never have heard of Travis "Machine Gun" Grant, but know the name. Grant, who played at all-black Kentucky State in the early 70's, won three straight national titles and became the No. 1 scorer in NCAA history with 4,045 points. And, as FanHouse's David Steele writes, pretty much no one knows who he is.
Quick programming note: Be sure to hang around this evening, as I'll be covering Duke-Iowa State live at the United Center before and after the contest. And I'm sure I'll be tweeting throughout, so follow me, if you're into that sort of thing.