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A writer at Casual Hoya suggests Georgetown is trending in a DePaul-esque spiral:

I'm not sure exactly what conclusions to draw from this. On the one hand, if the parallels hold then the Hoya program isn't anywhere near rock bottom yet - so long as JT3 remains the Georgetown coach. On the other hand, DePaul has remained pretty awful since Joey Meyer left. To me, though, the fear that we will stay on this Blue Demonish path to oblivion if JT3 is let go is absolutely not a reason to retain him. Yes, it could happen. But if JT3 stays, I would think that the odds are even higher that it WILL happen.

Our own Eugene Rapay wrote about Villanova’s Eric Paschall for VU Bench Mob:

The regularly sold-out Pavilion features crowds approximately four to five times larger than the ones he saw at Fordham. Enjoying the championship fanfare and now playing for the No. 1-ranked team in the country seemed like a pipedream, especially during his Fordham days or when he was a high school player at St. Thomas More (Conn.) or in his hometown of Dobbs Ferry (N.Y.).

The 6-foot-7 forward is seemingly larger than life to those who live in the small town of Dobbs Ferry, which rests by the Hudson River approximately 20 minutes away from New York City. He spent the first three years of his high school career there, wearing the blue and white as a member of the Eagles.

Marquette is asking you to dress accordingly for their February 18th game against Xavier:

Yes, that’s right, those are the shirts you can purchase so you can match the correct color for your section. It’s on you, the fan, to learn about this promotion, figure out where you’re sitting, discern which color you should be wearing, and then acquire said clothing on your own.

If you’re like me, with season tickets in one of the gold sections, this will probably be very easy for you. Those of you in the navy sections are probably going to have an easy time of things as well. Championship blue, or if you prefer, baby blue? Well, that might be a little more difficult. Luckily, you can plunk down $10 at the Spirit Shop to get your appropriate gear.

The Indy Star’s David Woods interviewed Butler’s Kamar Baldwin:

Since age 2, he has not been without a ball in his hands “except for church,” his mother said. At Haymon-Morris Middle School, he played quarterback and ran the 400 meters and hurdles in track.

He tried soccer but didn’t like all the running. He liked football but not getting hit. Football coaches were supportive of his decision to concentrate on basketball, but they couldn’t help but wonder what might have been.

“I bet he can throw it 60 yards on a line. He can do anything,” Morris said.

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