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Bruce Pearl thinks there are no great teams in college basketball this year. Florida says hi.
Gators have profile of champions: I dunno how much I trust someone who just started accounting for efficiency, though. (Peter Tiernan of BracketScience.com, CBS Sports)
Three Gators recruits on 247Sports All-American Team: They're Vernon Hargreaves and Alex Anzalone on the first team and Kelvin Taylor on the second, and I guessed all three and their teams with the clue that there were two first-teamers and one second-teamer before ever clicking this link. (247Sports)
They don't play for us: A good reminder that college athletes are humans. (Celebrity Hot Tub)
The NCAA completely and totally bungled the Miami case: This is what happens when the NCAA decides it has to investigate and lawyer things. (Dave Hyde, South Florida Sun-Sentinel)
Vols land big-time WR: MarQuez North, a Florida target who was never really a Florida prospect, shocked a few folks Wednesday by opting for Tennessee over North Carolina. In other news, Tennessee will have a talented wide receiver on its roster for the billionth straight year, a streak dating back to a pterodactyl named Phillip. (Brad Shepard, Rocky Top Talk)
The saddest GIF you will ever see: And it involves Tayshaun Prince. Really. (Ben Swanson, SB Nation)
A defense of Boston sports media: Remember the magazine piece I linked Tuesday? Its author got gutted on the radio yesterday. (Kirk Minihane, WEEI.com)
UConn is rebranding: I'm linking this only because, as I learned from this article, UConn had different logos for football, men's basketball, women's basketball, and baseball up until this year, and I liked all of them. I found this strange and neat. (Andrew Porter, The UConn Blog)
Can Carmelo change his spots? I enjoyed this medium-length read. (Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated)
Stephen Soderberg is a great interview: If you read all of this and don't take anything at all from it, I question your ability to read. (Mary Kaye Schilling, Vulture)
The best game of Tag ever: If you haven't already read about a decades-long game of Tag played by four friends, do so ASAP. (Russell Adams, The Wall Street Journal)
Patric Young invents the block-sist: And this (it's at the 0:18 mark) came after a turnover on the other end rooted in his surprise at the ball hitting him in the hands. He's our beautiful enigma.
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