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The season ticket holder party was held tonight. This is Ed Cooley’s stage. Over 1,000 people were reportedly in attendance.
The athletics department tweeted that 479 student season tickets have been sold so far. I wonder how many will bite post Late Night Madness?
Some great praise from RIC head coach Bob Walsh.
Please, just go.
Big East commissioner Mike Aresco told the Tribune on Thursday that talks with Notre Dame are “very preliminary” and not to be confused with negotiations that will spur the school’s jump to the ACC. There isn’t total clarity anyway, after a month, about when the school wants to make that jump.
“Notre Dame has expressed interest in at least discussing leaving early,” Aresco told the Tribune. “We’ll have a discussion about it. (Athletic director) Jack (Swarbrick) wasn’t sure what they were going to do at this point.
2013 PG Jaylon Tate committed to Illinois today. He’s from Chicago and was likely to stay local, but Providence did have an offer out to him. The only PG that remain on the 2013 Recruiting Board are Dayshon Smith, Shane Rector, and Frank Mason.
YouTube: Vincent Council Junior Season Mixtap
I missed this from way back in May, but it’s still awesome.
No 1. in basketball?
The Atlantic 10 conference is Brooklyn bound, flaunting its “best basketball conference in America” mantra all the way to Atlantic Avenue at the new Barclays Center.
The fact that the Big East tourney will be held at the same time? Fugheddaboudit!
Saint Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli gave the keynote address on Media Day, saying, “It’s time to shout about that fact that there’s one league in the country that’s No. 1 in basketball, only the conference, right here. Atlantic 10.”
Is Austin the next 2013 player to pop for the Friars? Does it look like he can play the point?