North Carolina pulled in a late Class of 2017 commitment to begin the weekend as the Tar Heels secured a pledge from four-star Class of 2017 big man Garrison Brooks. The 6-foot-9, 225-pound Brooks was previously committed to Mississippi State, but he was granted his release this spring to explore other opportunities. The Tar Heels pounced as they’re getting a low-post threat who could develop into a potential double-double threat.
As the UNC “crap,” as Ol’ Roy Williams likes to call the worst case of academic fraud in the NCAA’s history drags on, it’s high time to give the coverage a name. We’re going with Scandal Watch. So in today’s edition of Scandal Watch, a couple of truly significant developments. First, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey and chairman of the NCAA Committee on Infractions, says he will not recuse himself from the UNC investigation. The attorney for Deborah Crowder had suggested he should but he’s not biting. And second, the NCAA “anticipates” that UNC’s hearing will be around August 16th-17th. Louisville, by contrast, is on the fast track: the Cards had their hearing on Thursday and expects to know what
Maryland basketball legend Juan Dixon is taking the next step in his coaching career. Dixon is going to be the next head coach of the Coppin State Eagles, The Baltimore Sun reported Saturday. Dixon served previously worked as a special assistant to Mark Turgeons staff at Maryland from 2013 until he was relieved of his duties this summer.