You should know the name Marcus Keene by now. He’s the nation’s leading scorer, the only guy in the country averaging better than 30 points this season; at just 5-foot-9, he’s averaging 31.4 points, 5.1 assists and 4.6 boards. On Tuesday night, Keene went for 40 points. He was in such a zone, he felt the need to make this little pirouette before banging home a three. I mean, just check this out: Here’s what makes that shot so crazy: this game wasn’t close to over! Central Michigan was up by six points with more than two minutes left, and Keene not only buried that shot, he actually shot it.
Shortly after Alabama’s SEC championship game win over Florida Saturday, Nick Saban stated that Shaun Dion Hamilton is “probably going to be out for the year” because of an unspecified knee injury. If one report is accurate, you can take “probably” out of the equation. Citing unnamed sources, al.com has reported that the starting inside linebacker sustained a torn ACL in his right knee during the win. An MRI confirmed the severity of the injury, although the football program has not yet acknowledged any specifics.. The injury will keep Hamilton sidelined for the College Football Playoff semifinal and, should ‘Bama get past Washington, the championship game as well. Entering the league title game,
Thanks to the off-field events of the last few months, the Baylor football program specifically and the university in general could use some class these days. Fortunately for all involved, it looks as if they’re new head coach is bringing some along with him. Tuesday, Baylor announced that it had hired Matt Rhule away from Temple to become the permanent replacement to Art Briles. The move, obviously, didn’t sit well with a sizable portion of the Temple fan base and left some emotions in the area exposed and raw. In an attempt to assuage the anguish, Rhule went classy and took out a full-page ad in the Philadelphia Inquirer expressing gratitude for the time spent in the football program as well