Scott had meetings all day, so you’re stuck with Rick for this edition of the Morning Minute. (Seriously, doesn’t his boss know there is work to be done here too?)
We don’t talk much college hoops here at WFNY, but have to give props to Kent State’s team. Last night they beat Miami to clinch top seed in the MAC tourney, and finished off a perfect season at home (16-0). The Flashes, who fell out of the top 25 after a loss to Bowling Green, have only Akron left before the tournament begins. Sounds like Kent State has a good chance to make the NCAA tournament even if they stumble in the MAC tourney.
It has been almost a month since Terrelle Pryor announced nothing on national television. Since then he has been leading his HS hoops team to the state playoffs, and of course visiting his buddies at Ohio State. If you read the Plain Dealer piece on him today, you get the impression that Pryor to Ohio State seems like a foregone conclusion.
Jeannette advances to the quarterfinals of the Pennsylvania boys basketball state tournament. The team plays again Saturday, and if it continues to win will play next Wednesday, then Saturday, March 15, in the Class AA state title game at Penn State.
Roy Hall, the quarterbacks coach for Jeannette’s football team, believes that state title game could coincide with an official visit to Penn State by Pryor. For it’s in a football uniform that the Subject, the No. 1 quarterback recruit in the nation, is more often observed.
The prevailing fan sentiment from the Jeannette crowd is Pryor will play his college football for Ohio State, but it is this missing visit to Penn State which caused Pryor not to announce his college choice on Feb. 6 as expected.
As Ohio State fans we certainly like to read that, but don’t gloss over this part of the story-
He talks about his father, Craig, who had heart problems over the weekend. The family says everything is fine now.
He explains that his competitiveness, when flashed, is genetic. ”I’m a Pryor,” he says. “My dad used to hit me when I lost at anything, at fights, anything. I mean, your dad is supposed to make you a man, right? That’s what he did.”
I get the feeling that Terrelle is looking forward to going to college, and that getting away might be the best thing for him.
Could it be that the Suns will miss the playoffs? Last night’s loss dropped them to 6th place in the West, and Denver (the 9th spot) is a mere 3.5 games back. Could make a prophet out of this guy. Here’s some more recap from last night’s LeBron love fest in New York.
Big game again tonight for the Cavaliers as they travel to Chicago to take on the windy city Cavs. If you haven’t read Larry Hughes’ comments following the last Cleveland game, you should. The Bulls suspended forward Tyus Thomas today for an ‘unexcused absence’ from practice. Sounds like the Drew Gooden show will be in full effect tonight. ATTENTION MIKE BROWN PLEASE ATTACK THE BASKET!! There that’s it, my apologies Scott, we need to talk to this boss of yours!