08-14-09: Links

  • The biggest news in today’s links involves the first bit of bowl shuffling for the 2010 season.  The Alamo Bowl seems ready to up their payday to essentially replace the Holiday Bowl and the Big 10, free agents from the Alamo Bowl looking elsewhere, appear ready to ink a deal with the Gator Bowl themselves.  The aforementioned Gator Bowl deal means the Big East needs to find a new bowl themselves, and they appear to be close to a deal.
  • In a brilliant display of the stupidity that the NCAA so often shows, and for which this blog is named, Southeast Missouri State has committed institutional violations so severe that 2 year’s worth of men’s basketball games were vacated and the head coach was fired.  Once again the NCAA comes down ultra hard on a school nobody cares about while other schools skate by for far more serious acts.
  • Since we are in an abbreviated Little Guy week, I wanted to give you guys some weekend reading on a few Little Guy schools courtesy of SBNation.  First off is the sites for Boise State, Utah, and BYU (all featured in yesterday’s Five Little Guy Programs to Watch).  And if that’s not enough for you, check out Mid-Major Madness, an excellent source for your Little Guy news.
  • In circling the major media outlets, it appears that ESPN has released their Preseason All-America team.
  • In injury news (is there any other kind during fall camp) it appears Oklahoma State quarterback Zac Robinson has been nursing a “slight pull in his lower leg” – whatever that means.  He hasn’t practiced in 5 days and won’t play in the Cowboys’ first scrimmage tomorrow.
  • In an interesting hoops story, San Diego prep star Jeremey Tyler will be the first guy to foregoe his senior season to get paid overseas and in turn become eligible for the NBA draft at 19.  More power to him I say, even if he sucks or gets hurt he still gets one payday.

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