April 22nd Links

I don't really have the time to do a links post every day. Between my last full time quarter at UC and trying to find a job with the degree I will get in June time is in short supply. So I will try to do a round up of relevant links once a week. Be forewarned, it is Big 10 expansion heavy.

Isiah Pead left practice on crutches today. Looks like there will be lots and lots of Darrin Williams at the weekend.

Marquis Teauge committed to UK today. I guess that the Indianapolis Pike pipeline does not cross sports and remains Football only.

A surprisingly good job here on this piece on Evan Davis by Bill Koch.

A good look at Mardy in preparation for the draft.

Jim Delany, full time total dickhead and part time Big 10 commissioner, two related positions by the way, denies that the Big 10 is accelerating expansion plans.

The NCAA tournament is expanding...to 68 teams. Somehow the compromise between a 96 or 80 team tournament and the current model is to add 3 teams. Also Turner Broadcasting and CBS outbid ESPN for the tourney rights which is, interesting.

So as it turns out the media completely over reacted to the Big 10 story line. I may have gotten a bit hyperbolic myself. But that doesn't mean that you can't have fun with crazy hypothetical scenarios.

The Bearcats Blog has a great write up on D'Juan Baker. He wasn't one of my all time favorite Bearcats, but I loved the way he always brought it when it mattered.

Not much has been spoken about how Big 10 expansion would effect Basketball, all the talk has been about Football. But the expansion may do more harm than good on the Basketball Front.

Louisville has the same question UC has vis-a-vis conference expansion.

A Pitt perspective on the Big 10 brake stomping.

I am pretty sure that Paul Tagliabue is out of his depth in the new role he has taken for the Big East.

The BCS has given the Mountain West Conference a chance to be the 7th automatic qualifying conference. Not that it will matter when the conference expansion butterfly effect takes hold and the MWC loses Utah, TCU and possibly BYU to other conferences taking the MWC's long term viability with them.

I fully realize that most of this stuff is a touch on the depressing side. It was certainly depressing to compile it. So to address that check out this youtube.

There, now don't you feel just a little bit better?

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