Sponsors: Nike, Panini, Hublot Nike is taking care of its schools in the Final Four of the NCAA tournament. Gonzaga and Oregon got a pep talk from Nike athlete and former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant in Arizona. No specifics have been released
The University of South Carolina will be represented in the Camping World Truck Series this weekend. Bolen Motorsports’ No. 66 truck will run a South Carolina paint scheme for Saturday’s race at Martinsville in honor of the Gamecocks’ Final Four appearances. Jeff Bolen, the team’s owner, went to South Carolina.
Jack and Dan's Bar and Grill, the classic watering hole in the vicinity of Gonzaga's campus that was formerly co-owned by John Stockton's father, is sleepy on the rainy Tuesday night before the Final Four. Adam Morrison is living a simpler life now, at least compared to the madness that surrounded his Gonzaga team in 2005-06, when he and Duke's J.J. Redick engaged in a cross-coastal war for the national scoring title, and the Zags' season infamously ended with a Sweet 16 collapse against UCLA-one that was punctuated with the televised image of Morrison weeping, openly, while sitting on the court. On this Tuesday, Morrison had just come from conducting exit interviews with high school hoops players he coaches at Spokane's Mead High, where he once played and is currently an assistant.