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Casual Links: Elliot Pitts to Arizona, Otto Porter Coveted and Jim Boeheim Makes Splash at Closing Ceremony

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Major case of the Mondays today, as the Olympics are over, the next major in golf won't be until The Masters and I have no idea who to take with the 4th pick in my upcoming Fantasy Football Draft. As always, please enjoy the links.


Arizona basketball: Four-star wing Elliott Pitts commits to Cats
Pitts gave himself a week after visiting Arizona to let it sink in, but said his mind never changed - even with tentatively scheduled visits to Washington, Virginia and Georgetown ahead.

Critical Coaches: Who's the most coveted player in college hoops? -
Also received votes: C.J. Leslie (N.C. State), Pat Young (Florida), Otto Porter (Georgetown), Gorgui Dieng (Louisville), Lorenzo Brown (N.C. State), Phil Pressey (Missouri), Kyle Anderson (UCLA), Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State).

More links and Jim Boeheim at the Closing Ceremony after The Jump:

Women's Basketball Releases Non-Conference Opponents -
The Georgetown University women's basketball squad released its 2012-13 non-conference opponents on Friday. The Hoyas will play a minimum of seven home games and five road contests including a trip to California over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Catching up (Twitter-style) with 53 of the nation's best teams - Andy Glockner -
Georgetown: Love Otto Porter, but is he enough to help overcome the loss of sweet-passing big Henry Sims and some solid perimeter shooting?

Georgetown Still Needs a Head Coach; I'm Here to Help - College Crosse
Georgetown needs to hire a head coach, and if the following tweet is any indication, things probably aren't going so hot for the Hoyas right now.

Villanova Basketball Assistant, Doug Martin, Resigns - VU Hoops
Doug Martin has tendered his resignation as assistant men's basketball coach at Villanova under a week after being hired due to inaccuracies on his resume.

After ejection, Haith ends Dutch exhibition - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
College basketball in August is rarely memorable, but this image stuck: the Georgetown Hoyas in China, isolated and outnumbered in a hostile gym, closing ranks as a massive brawl breaks out.

Big East Extra Points: Movement on TV deal front -
The Big East is still without a commissioner for now, but the conference does appear to be getting nearer to a new television contract. Currently the league has a deal with ESPN through the 2012-13 season, and the two sides will deal exclusively for 60 days starting Sept. 1.

USA TODAY's TV writer blogs on NBC coverage of closing ceremony –
As the Games close in London, NBC offers viewers a highlight reel of the big moments — and, of course, the Spice Girls.


Jim Boeheim made a splash at the Closing Ceremony via