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Casual Links: Big East Tourney to Stay at MSG, Hoyas Recruiting News and the U.S. Premiere of 'Jungleland'


Robbins Nest: Big East basketball holds key to value of league’s new TV contract -
Sources told The Post the Big East and the Garden are close to agreeing on a 10-year extension that will keep the league in the mecca of college basketball through the 2026 season.

Basketball Recruiting: Georgetown Offers Tim Quarterman - FanSided 150 - A College Football & Basketball Recruiting blog
It’s currently unknown on when he plans to make a decision, but one could guess that he’ll hold out for a little while with high-major schools being the most recent to offer. Not only did he receive the offer from Georgetown today, but he announced last week via Facebook that Georgia Tech had offered him as well.

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Reggie Cameron Has Not Cut His List |
"I’m going to Georgetown next week, Wednesday," the 6'7" forward said.

‘Obama Classic’ Basketball Fundraiser to Star Michael Jordan, NBA Greats - ABC News
President Obama, Michael Jordan and a group of past and present NBA stars will appear together on a New York City basketball court Aug. 22 for the “Obama Classic,” a fundraiser and grassroots sweepstakes for the president’s re-election campaign. A star-studded, pro-Obama exhibition game will feature Carmelo Anthony, Patrick Ewing, Sheryl Swoopes, Kyrie Irving, Alonzo Mourning, among other players, the campaign said in an email to supporters.

50 in 50 series - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
ESPN ranks the 50 best college basketball programs of All-Time. Visit 50 in 50 series - College Basketball Nation Blog for information, in-depth analysis and discussion about 50 in 50 series

UCLA basketball team learns Chinese etiquette -
These opponents figure to play a physical brand of basketball favored in China. Last summer, a game between Georgetown and the Bayi Rockets, another pro team, disintegrated into a brawl. The Bruins have seen videotape of the incident, Lamb saying: "It's just stuff you've got to play through."

The Deadspin 2012 Fantasy Football Preview: NFC
I used to plan my fantasy football drafts meticulously. I used to create spreadsheets with my own personal rankings of players, established only after poring over any number of inexplicably pricey preseason fantasy guides (Eight dollars, Street & Smith's? BLOW ME) and scouring numerous online mock drafts. I don't do this anymore, because I'm lazy and because I quickly realized that Yahoo's auto-rankings are just as arbitrary and unreliable as my own.

Bruce Springsteen performs a couple rarities, 'Jungleland' in Foxborough, Mass. on Saturday night |
'Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band concluded their three-show run in Massachusetts on Saturday night with a 28-song, 3:18 show at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. The show featured "Jungleland," the first time it has been played in the U.S. since the death of Clarence Clemons.