ESPNU's new show "UNITE" ran last night and while I missed it at first, I was alerted to it by many Kentucky fans who were tuning in to see them reference #LouisvilleHateDay. Did I make UNITE because of my witty commentary on the Big East? Haha, nope. I made it for pointing out that Vanderbilt still hasn't sold out tonight's nationally televised season opener against ninth-ranked South Carolina. Gaze upon my beautiful bald head on television, won't you?
Here's a pretty slick hype video for our future Big East brother, SMU. I love hype videos like this, so if you come across videos like these for your school, post the link in the comments or make a fanshot/fanpost with it and we'll make sure it gets posted as well.
Louisville center Gorgui Dieng performed a soccer-style alley-oop at the Adidas Nations tournament yesterday. Pretty slick. (ht: to Joe Jackson for pointing me to the video).
South Florida athletic director Doug Woolard spoke to WUSF-TV about the possibility of an on-campus football stadium for the Bulls now that the Sun Dome has been renovated for the basketball team. He certainly talks about it like it is something more than a possibility, but admits it would likely be ten years or more down the road. (ht: Andrea Adelson on ESPN's Big East blog for making me aware of the report).
Rutgers football is producing a 60 minute video documenting the team's first spring practice under new head coach Kyle Flood. Here's a preview video for the documentary that will air in May on SNY. You can read more about the documentary here.
Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Butch Jones and QB Munchie Legaux offer insights on the 2012 team and spring practice.
Amy K. Nelson talks with University of Louisville President Dr. James Ramsey, who has no qualms about picking his Cardinals to go all the way.
Robert Manganaro, a contributor to SB Nation's Seton Hall blog South Orange Juice, breaks down the Final Four matchup of Kentucky and Louisville and admits, he likes his Big East brethren in Louisville, but not enough to pick them to win.
Marquette coach Buzz Williams knocks down a half court shot in practice. He then celebrates his shot by doing the Michael Phelps swimming celebration.