Yet another one of the members of the heralded 2015 Ohio State recruiting class won’t be playing at his second choice of school either. Thad Matta lost four players from that top-10 five-man recruiting class with Austin Grandstaff, Daniel Giddens and A.J. Harris all also deciding to leave Columbus. Grandstaff also did not play at his first choice after Ohio State, deciding to ultimately depart Oklahoma for DePaul after heading to Norman from OSU. Mitchell, once a four-star recruit, appeared in 23 games for the Buckeyes as a freshman, averaging 2 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. He is expected to enroll at Arizona State in time for the next semester and will be eligible at the semester break
Brian Kelly’s team was 4-8 in 2016. Some Notre Dame fans are so unhappy with the state of the school’s football team that they bought a page in the student paper to express their dissatisfaction. The ad appears in the Dec. 7 issue of The Observer student paper. It blames Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick for failures and expresses a lack of confidence in coach Brian Kelly.
In September, during the Coaches vs. Cancer Gala in Spokane, Washington, there was a live auction, which included the chance to be Idaho’s honorary coach for a regular season during the 2016-17 season. Washington State head coach Ernie Kent’s $2,000 bid more than tripled the next highest bid, according to the Spokesman Review. On Wednesday night, during Washington State’s game against the Vandals, Kent sat next to his counterpart on the Idaho bench. Kent returned to his side of the court following the game’s first possession. Behind 16 points from Ike Iiroegbu, the Cougars defeated the Vandals, 61-48.