Yesterday, I wrote a piece about how it’s dumb to criticize players for entering the NBA Draft without costing themselves their collegiate eligibility when the NCAA’s new NBA Draft rules are specifically designed for said players to be able to do that. In that column, I mentioned that D-League salaries are on the rise and that the NBA’s new CBA instituted something called “two-way contracts,” and I wanted a chance to elaborate and clarify a couple of the points that I made. Let’s start with the “two-way contracts,” which NBA teams each get two of.
It was exciting and it certainly wasnt easy, but the #3 seeded Virginia Cavaliers picked up a 13-12 overtime win over #6 seed Louisville in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament. Kasey Behr netted the game winner for Virginia, and helped Head Coach Julie Myers hit a career milestone at the same time. Myers, a Virginia alumna (1990), is in her 22nd season as head coach of the Hoos, and has made the NCAA tournament every season shes been coaching.
The Buffalo Bills selected Dion Dawkins in the second round of the NFL draft with the 63rd overall pick on Friday. Joining teammate Haason Reddick (see story), Dawkins is the second Temple player to be selected this draft. Dawkins started at left tackle for three years at Temple, but in the Senior Bowl in January he moved to guard and was named the top offensive line performer by Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage.