While SEC Football gets a few days, college basketball gets one. It was a busy day today. Paul will be offering his thoughts on what Florida coach Billy Donovan had to say but Twitter was in an uproar today with what Donovan said.
The SEC offers video and quotes from today’s media day for college basketball. Kentucky’s John Calipari and Matthew Mitchell participated in the 1-3 PM session. The All Access Kentucky show on ESPN is creating drama amongst college basketball coaches.
John Calipari, in addressing the media, said, “Everybody’s going to be mad, I know. Did I do it just because of that to aggravate people? Might have.”
“Only reason we did it: it comes back to players,” Calipari explained. “You can see them for what they are.”
Outside of Donovan’s comments to USA Today‘s Eric Prisbell, there were opinions coming in from Gary Parrish, Jay Bilas, Fran Fraschilla, etc. Some of the criticism comes from unsigned recruits being featured but Calipari told Prisbell, “We have no control over the content on the show.”
Prisbell has also reported that 2014 top ranked recruit, Andrew Wiggins, will be likely be reclassifying to the class of 2013. Acording to Prisbell, Wiggins’ father said that Andrew will make a public announcement when he is ready to do so.
247Sports recruiting analyst Jerry Meyer tweeted this afternoon:
It comes as no surprise that Andrew Wiggins has moved to the 2013 class, just as it is no surprise that he takes the No. 1 spot n that class
— Jerry Meyer (@jerrymeyer247) October 25, 2012
Meyer also says that Wiggins will “end up at Kentucky.”
Tim Letcher writes about how Coach John Calipari is changing media conceptions.
News broke in the early afternoon that NBA Commissioner David Stern will retire in 2014 and that Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver will take over. What this means for Louisville’s chances at landing an NBA team is hard to determine at the moment. Will Perdue was telling Bob Valvano this afternoon on ESPN 680 in Louisville that an NBA team would excite the Kentucky, Louisville, and Indiana fan bases and they would unite in supporting the team.
In football news, Andy Katz reports that the site for the SEC-Big 12 Champions Bowl should be announced by the end of the month. ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reports that the finalists are between New Orleans. and Arlington, Texas.