Friday, August 26, 2011

Gueye likely out for season with a torn ACL

Click the title for the sad story. He had surgery today after tearing his ACL in a pickup game Wednesday. Absolute best case scenario is that he is back in February, but it's highly doubtful he would be 100% then. I would expect him to take a medical redshirt at this point. This leaves us, once again, with very little depth in the post. Expect Tony to play more down low, and we now desperately need Nick Jacobs to step up and produce right away. Hopefully Engstrom has continued to improve and can help us at center. Best wishes to Moussa for a speedy recovery. Remember, he also missed most of his last juco season with a leg injury of some sort.

Miss St dismisses freshman guard for profane tweets

STARKVILLE – D.J. Gardner‘s tweets last night left fans scratching their heads, and now the freshman guard is headed back home.

The talented freshman was booted “permanently” from the team this morning “for repeated action deemed detrimental to the team,” according to a Mississippi State official.

MSU coach Rick Stansbury declined comment through a team spokesman.

The dismissal came just a day after the Okolona native tweeted a profanity-laced message about being red-shirted this year at MSU.

“These b***es tried to f**k me over.. That’s y I red shirted .. But I wish my homies a great as* season.. I don’t even know y I’m still here”

Click the link to read... truth be told DJ Gardner had it coming. Now I feel dirty for agreeing with Stansbury... but the kid is probably telling the truth about Stansbury and staff lying to him during recruitment.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Arkansas' 2011-12 basketball schedule


I'm going to stay away from predicting SEC records until late December when I have a better idea of what each team looks like. I'll make a prediction on their non-conference schedule... 13-2 if USC Upstate is a regular season game (12-2 if not). They got a pretty easy non conference slate with a trip to UConn as their toughest road game. Other games of note are at Oklahoma, and home to Oakland and Michigan (Jan 21st).

I for one am glad to see Mike Anderson at Arkansas... should bring SEC basketball up a notch or two.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

2011-2012 Schedule released

Apparently, we were just waiting on the SEC Schedule. Click the title for the full schedule.

SEC Schedule Released

Click on the title for the complete schedule. Alabama's is below (all times Central):

Saturday, Jan.7 @ Georgia, 6pm FSN
Wednesday, Jan.11. v. LSU 8pm CSS
Saturday, Jan. 14 @M$U 3pm SEC Network
Thursday, Jan.19 v. Vandy 6pm ESPN or ESPN2
Saturday, Jan. 21 @ Kentucky 11am CBS
Wednesday, Jan. 25 @ South Carolina 7pm SEC Network
Saturday, Jan.28 v. Arkansas 12:30pm SEC Network
Saturday, Feb. 4 v. Ole Miss TBD ESPN or ESPN2
Tuesday, Feb.7 @ auburn 8pm ESPNU
Saturday, Feb.11 @LSU TBD ESPN2
Tuesday, Feb. 14 v. Florida 6pm ESPN
Saturday, Feb. 18 v. Tennessee 12:30pm SEC Network
Thursday, Feb. 23 @ Arkansas 6pm ESPN or ESPN2
Saturday, Feb. 25 v. $tate 5pm ESPN or ESPN2
Wednesday, Feb. 29 v. auburn 7pm SEC Network
Saturday, March 3, @ Ole Miss 3pm SEC Network

A few thoughts, the short turn around of playing Vandy at home Thursday night and going to Rupp arena for a Saturday morning game will be tough. In fact, that's a tough 4 game stretch early in the season, @$tate, v. Vandy, @UK, and @SC.

From my perspective, I like that we have a lot of weekend away games, I should be able to make it to all SEC games except @ South Carolina, @ Arkansas, and @ Ole Miss. I'm not crazy about the number of home, weeknight games that start at 6 (too early) or 8 (too late), but I can live with that.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Piecing together the schedule...VCU

VCU is coming to Tuscaloosa on Sunday, November 27th. Tip off time has not been announced yet. This is the Sunday following the Alabama-auburn football game. This game scares me, as the Rams have a good young coach in Shaka Smart, and will be motivated against their former coach. It being Thanksgiving weekend and the day after the Iron Bowl which is played in auburn this year could mean a not-so-great home environment for us.

Puerto Rico bracket announced

Click on the title for more information. We will play Maryland in the first round at 4 pm central time on Thursday, November 17th. We get a rematch with an NIT final four opponent in the 2nd round, either Wichita State or Colorado.