Last night, I stayed up until 2 a.m. to watch an AAU game that was centered around a pair of kids who were born post-2000. Never did I think that’s how I would be spending a Wednesday night, but here at Mid-Major Madness, we’re all about going the extra mile to give you the good content that you desire. This game had just about everything you want, unless what you wanted was defense, chest passes, or made free throws. On one team, you had the Big Baller Brand (yes, that is the actual name of their team) featuring the most talked about man in sports, Lavar Ball, coaching his youngest son, LaMelo, one of the most talked about/criticized high school prospects in America. On the other side, you had
This was supposed to be our day. The MAC media day was held at one of the holiest sites in American Football, the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It was a great event, with a nice speech from the commissioner. The coaches held court as they regaled the media with tales of seasons gone by and optimism for the future. The player’s eyes lit up with each question, as they realized what they love most about playing football, actually playing football, was close at hand. Yet here I am, feeling a need to write a post about Nick Saban and the college football playoff. At the Q&A session at the end of Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher’s speech, someone asked about the chances of a MAC team making the playoffs.
The NCAA likes to remind us that it represents thousands of athletes and most of them will go pro in something other than sports. Most of those athletes consciously know that, yet their college decisions are usually based on what school will help them go pro in sports. Not Brevin White. The Lancaster, Ca., quarterback is a 4-star prospect in 247Sports‘s 2018 rankings, with reported offers from Tennessee, Washington, Auburn, North Carolina and others. He’s going to Princeton. White committed to the Tigers on Wednesday, making him Princeton’s highest-rated recruit since Woodrow Wilson. On Thursday, White appeared on The Dan Patrick Show to talk through why he turned down the SEC for the Ivy League.