Today in the Morning Rumble, Louisville gets slammed with an Outside The Lines report, Marquette lands another recruit and Dyshawn Pierre's injunction was denied.
It was another difficult day for the Louisville Cardinals on Tuesday as Outside The Lines reported that five former Louisville basketball players and recruits said they indeed attended parties from 2010 to 2014 at a campus dorm that included strippers. The strippers were paid for by former graduate assistant Andre McGee and the evidence is substantial with OTL gaining access to a wire transfer from McGee to Katina Powell (the escort).
One anonymous former recruit said, "It was like I was at a strip club."
Not a good sign for Rick Pitino and company.
Marquette continues to impress on the recruiting trail as they landed Brendan Bailey, a four-star power forward in the class of 2016, on Tuesday night. The Utah native, who is ranked 96th on ESPN's top 100 recruiting list, chose the Golden Eagles over UConn, Gonzaga, San Diego State and Michigan.
According to Adam Zagoria, Bailey won't play for Marquette until 2018 because of a Mormon Mission.
Dyshawn Pierre is the best player on a Dayton Flyers team that is projected to finish first in the Atlantic 10 Conference. The do-it-all forward will be unable to play the first semester because of a suspension related to sexual assault allegations.
Pierre is suing the University and was seeking an injunction in order to play during the non-conference portion of the schedule. On Tuesday, that injunction was denied so the Flyers will be without their best player for some critical resume games.
John Groce and Illinois just can't catch a break. With Tracy Abrams, Leron Black and Jalen Coleman-Lands already injured, starting shooting guard Kendrick Nunn suffered a thumb injury and will be unable to play for the next eight weeks.It's looking likely that Nunn will be out for their Gavitt Games matchup at Providence.
Wake Forest senior point guard Codi Miller-McIntyre, who averaged 14.3 points per game last season, is out 4-6 weeks with a stress fracture in his foot. The Demon Deacons are projected to be a much improved team in the ACC but the loss of their best scorer will be difficult to overcome in the early part of the season.
Umm.. the Maryland Terps actually brought a live turtle to their media day on Tuesday. I guess you can enjoy your time when your team is expected to be ranked in the top three in the country.
Matt Norlander wrote a tremendous feature piece on underrated Rhode Island big man and Staten Island native Hassan Martin. Crazy fact: he has bigger hands than Kawhi Leonard.