SI revealed its All-American team in this week's SI. Here is how we see it:
G - D.J. Augustin (Texas)
G - Chris Douglas Roberts (Memphis)
F - Tyler Hansbrough (North Carolina)
F - Michael Beasley (Kansas State)
C - Kevin Love (UCLA)
G - Eric Gordon (Indiana)
G - Stephen Curry (Davidson)
F - Jerryd Bayless (Arizona)
F - D.J. White (Indiana)
F - Luke Harangody
Those are our choices. Who are your All-Americans?
After 42 years and 902 wins, Bobby Knight has put his clipboard down forever. The 67-year-old announced his resignation from Texas Tech on Monday, leaving the Red Raiders in the hands of his son, Pat. Some will remember Knight as one of the top college hoops coaches of all time while others will remember the chair-throwing, choking and other controversies.
Where do you stand on Coach Knight? Is he one of the greatest minds to ever grace a basketball court or one of the biggest jerks to ever hold a clipboard? Or both?
National Signing Day is around the corner (Feb. 6) and most coaches are putting in last-ditch efforts to attract those remaining unsigned prospects. For the most part, however, the recruiting is over and, according to Rivals.com, the big winners appear to be Notre Dame, Alabama, Florida (who landed highly-touted RB Will Hill (above)) and Georgia. We think there's one major question that remains unanswered: Do you care?
Obviously you will care in the fall when these high school seniors take the field as college freshmen and you get to see how well they perform. But right now -- with the first snap of the college football season nearly eight months away and hoops season in full swing -- do you know who your school is recruiting? Does it put an extra hop in your step when you hear your team landed a highly-ranked recruit, or is it just background noise until the fall?
Give us your two cents.
While searching through college papers, we came across an interesting editorial from The Daily Pennsylvanian about female athletes and weight. The piece -- which was written by Ilario Huber -- didn't deal with eating disorders or other food controversies of the day. Instead, he makes a simple point -- If the weight of male athletes is posted on the team page of just about every NCAA squad, why isn't this information available for female athletes? Especially today, in light of Title IX and various equal rights initiatives.
Obviously, weight is a lot more personal and sensitive issue for women than it is for men, but as Huber points out, "Weights are made public in men's sports like basketball and lacrosse, and for legitimate reasons that have a bearing on the game itself. If there is no good reason for their exclusion in women's sports, that should be revisited, too."
Frankly, we think he has a point, but what do you think? Should schools post the weight of its female athletes on its web site or should this remain confidential?
Sure, the college football season ended less than two weeks ago, but it's never too early to look ahead -- especially when we have the help of SI.com football expert (and SIOC friend) Stewart Mandel. With many of the top recruits signed, sealed and ready to deliver, here's Stew's Top 25:
2. Ohio State
10. Texas Tech
14. West Virginia
16. Arizona State
17. Virginia Tech
20. Penn State
22. Oregon State
We have a feeling you're not going to be in love with all these pics, so now's your time to vent. Let's hear it!