While you are congratulating Jakarr Sampson for making an NBA roster, here are some other links for you to take a coffee break with.
After riding some near-home magic during last season's NCAA Tournament regional Finals and pumping up the Garden to high levels, Kevin Ollie and the Connecticut Huskies want another taste of the New York City magic. By playing Big East teams.
Kevin Ollie on MSG: "We want to come back every year, whether it's St. John's or someone else." #UConn #BleedBlue #sjubb— A Daly Dose Of Hoops (@DalyDoseOfHoops) October 29, 2014
Kevin Ollie: "We want to continue that love affair with Madison Square Garden. MSG was jumping, it was electrifying." #UConn #BleedBlue— A Daly Dose Of Hoops (@DalyDoseOfHoops) October 29, 2014
I was on Big East Coast Bias' podcast talking about St. John's and Keith Thomas - and about D`Angelo Harrison's leadership and missed shots.
It was a good conversation, if I say so myself. [LINK]
St. John's tip-off dinner/ fundraiser for men's and women's basketball, called "An Evening With St. John's Basketball," will be held in Manhattan and will have guest speaker Julius Erving. Fans will also have an opportunity to meet members of the men's and women's teams. [LINK]
On other tracks
Aloha means goodbye, too --> From the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Hawai'i's basketball coach has been fired. Yes it's October, late October at that, but it seems that the coach may have falsified a document. The NCAA and colleges are taking that kind of malfeasance very seriously.
Gib Arnold, the fired coach, fires back, saying the University of Hawai'i "acted prematurely." h/t CBS Sports
Longread of the Day: GQ profiles a prolific counterfeiter.