Afternoon Links: Two sides of Will Sheehey
December, 12, 2012
By Eamonn Brennan | ESPN.com
Afternoon Links are pretty self-explanatory. Want to share? Email or tweet me @eamonnbrennan.
- My friend, longtime Internet idol, and Inside the Hall editor Ryan Corazza tried to get inside the mind of Will Sheehey -- "Indiana’s sixth man, the underrecruited, unheralded Florida native" -- to find out where all that hard work and on-court barking really come from. It's great stuff. It is also a must-click for the accompanying photo. I don't know exactly what that double-salute gesture means, but I have a feeling North Carolina got the message.
- You may not have noticed, but Illinois-Chicago — an utterly dreadful program in recent seasons — has wins over Northwestern and Colorado State this season, and an out-of-nowhere 8-1 record. Jeff Eisenberg profiles coach Howard Moore, who left a career in sales to become a coach, and is leading the Flames' impressive turnaround.
- Now that BracketBusters is ending, pour some out for a well-intentioned but obviously past-its-purpose event. The good news? Reddit is already brainstorming replacements.
- Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams vaguely talked about that whole weird alleged incident at a local mall, and I'm still super confused.
- How much money does Ohio State spend on sports? The Buckeyes now spend $1.1 million a year on athletics department compliance alone, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.
- You know those gripping political stories that tell the story as if it were happening now, with loads of behind-the-scenes details? The Washington Post did one of those about Maryland's move to the Big Ten.
- I've been basically taking every opportunity to talk about how underrated Pittsburgh is, because Pittsburgh is really underrated. Maybe John can convince you.
- Brandon Paul, long an inefficient gunner, is suddenly everyone's favorite Illini. I did not see that one coming.
- Rodney Williams. 360-degree dunk. Need I say more?
- ICYMI: Jason King is back with his latest wide-ranging column; Gasaway breaks down the Big East's last shot at glory; Joe Lunardi released his latest Bracketology update; and we all debated it.