- If you're still on the fence for buying season tickets, maybe the new commercial on ScarletKnights.com will help chance your mind.
- Hold on to your hats, the Big East is meeting in Florida this weekend.
- From BaltimoreRavens.com - Ray Rice profile XXIVI.
- Here's an interesting NFL stat. Last year, Brian Leonard had the highest percentage of yards after contact of any running back. Granted, he was used in limited snaps as a third down receiving specialist out of the backfield, but Brian really excelled as an ideal fit for that role. Pro Football Focus seems like a really cool website. For instance, did you know that Eric Foster played starters minutes last year, logging more total snaps than Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis? IIRC, he was usually in on critical third downs.
- Jeremy Zuttah may be pushed this year by a late round pick from 2009. Losing his job may be a stretch, but reports out of Tampa had Zeus struggling at times last season at left guard.
- An older story, that I missed but am getting to now that I'm really scraping for material: Eric Foster's civil lawsuit is not comparable in many ways to the charges against Ben Roethlisberger.
- Todd Frazier is really struggling right now at Triple-A Louisville, to the tune of a .186/.281/.314 line. While he's been unlucky with balls in play, what's really killing Frazier to this point are too many strikeouts.
- Former Rutgers assistant Randy Trivers is up for a high school opening in Florida.
- My reaction to Phil Steele's preseason all-Big East teams? Flip Collaros and Daniels, and Antonio Lowery/Joe Lefeged are wayyy underrated.
- Joe Martinek's message to Hopatcong middle schoolers: give an extra five percent.
- It's the NFL's version of the circle of life. The New England Patriots cut veteran cornerback Shawn Springs, which should clear the way for Devin McCourty to be, at worst, their nickel back as a rookie.
- Heather Zurich has landed a graduate assistant gig at Wagner in Staten Island. Hoops Weiss profiles Wagner's new men's basketball coach Danny Hurley today.
- UConn's outgoing president is an advocate of joining the Big Ten? Inappropriate!
News and links roundup for 5/20
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