Friartown News and Notes 10.4.12

dave@friarblog —  October 4th, 2012 9:07 PM —  Comments
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All the notable news, links, pictures, and video in and around Friartown and college basketball all in one digestible, tasty place

picture @KamesJirby Tweet

The season ticket holder party was held tonight. This is Ed Cooley’s stage. Over 1,000 people were reportedly in attendance.


notes New Friar recruit Rodney Bullock will be attending Late Night Madness next week. Former Friar Jamel Thomas also will be there according to his tweet.

notes The athletics department tweeted that 479 student season tickets have been sold so far. I wonder how many will bite post Late Night Madness?

twitter-bird-white-on-blue Bob Walsh Tweet

Some great praise from RIC head coach Bob Walsh.

LaDontae Henton is a kid Friar fans will stand and cheer for on senior day and say "that's one guy who turned our program into a winner."

link Chicago Tribune: Big East commish: Notre Dame hasn’t set ACC jump date in ‘preliminary’ talks

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.

notes Friar target Ron Patteron will NOT be taking a visit to SMU on October 19th. I think it will just get rescheduled, and they are still in the mix.

notes 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 YouTube: Vincent Council Junior Season Mixtap

I missed this from way back in May, but it’s still awesome.

link News Day: Atlantic 10 Tournament at Barclays goes head-to-head with Big East

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.”

youtube YouTube: Brandon Austin: Most Underrated Player in the Country

Is Austin the next 2013 player to pop for the Friars? Does it look like he can play the point?

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