"He had a pretty good last season, but where was he the first three? I don't know if he likes to play or not. I don't think he gets drafted. I don't know how much of that body of work I can trust."
He had something that he loves almost taken away from him. I truly believe that -- more than any pep talk from (his former Georgetown) coach (John) Thompson or from (Celtics coach) Doc Rivers, I think that the experience will give him a much greater sense of urgency on the court. I think he'll be better than ever, because I think he'll be much more focused on getting the job done.
"What we celebrate today is opportunity," DeGioia said, thanking the mayor and Lewis for their contributions to the agreement, "an opportunity to reset our relationship with our neighbors, an opportunity to align our interests as a university community even more closely with this vibrant and growing city and the opportunity to fulfill our responsibility to be good neighbors and disproportionate contributors to the future success of the District of Columbia."
4. Georgetown: This is a basketball school first and foremost, which is why the Hoyas outrank plenty of their football-playing brethren. With a rich tradition of excellence, a deep recruiting bed to work from in the Beltway and a pro arena to call home, Georgetown remains an excellent job.
The night before Friday's release of the pairings for the 12-game challenge, which listed Syracuse playing at Arkansas, Syracuse athletic director Daryl Gross wrote in an email to Big East colleagues that the Orange are "overcommitted and can't play at this point."
While many think the basketball-only league concept is a loser for basketball schools like Georgetown and St. John's, is there a point where those schools consider moving on?
Despite instability among its members and the recent termination of Commissioner John Marinatto, Big East leaders suggest the television network attention shows the league still has the ability to land a lucrative contract that justifies a reformed lineup stretching from California to Connecticut.... the league will have teams in 13 of the top 50 media markets spanning four time zones in 2013.
"When I think about how breathtaking and speechless I’m going to be — I still don’t know whether I’m going to cry or smile — I think I finally feel like a part of that family. Like I finally did what I came here to do when I signed my scholarship."
-- Jeff Green
"I know I want this more than anyone else. I have been working for this since Day 1. I am going to do whatever a team needs me to do, on and off the court. I will bring everything I have every day to make myself and my team better."
Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich told the Big East board of directors that the Cardinals want to be in the Big 12 or the ACC, opting for transparency by making members aware of his school's true intentions.