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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Michael Jordan All-American game

Don't forget to catch DeJaun and the Big Ticket -- Saturday 8 pm.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

I suppose this is good news

but I would like to see more results and less (vague??) talk.

Monday, April 17, 2006

New B-school dean

I think this guy sounds great. His resume aside -- I love the vision and straight-forward thinking. I hope the new grad school dean will have a similar vision on what it takes to move to the front of the pack. The most interesting note is that the b-school has been given financial autonomy like the law school. This is huge and will generate a lot more cash for its programs. The big question is what happens to the college and SFS which are going to be left with smaller pools.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Scouting Report

Diamond and I went to the Capitol Classic last evening to scout one of our incoming recruits, Jeremiah Rivers, son of former Atlanta Hawk and NY Knick and current Boston Celtic coach Glenn "Doc" Rivers, who was in attendance last evening.

The sneak peek looked promising. Rivers showed an uncanny ability to dish and find the open man in traffic, which should mean a lot of high percentage shots for our guys down low and hopefully someone on the perimeter to knock down the occasional three. He is quick and exhibited great court awareness. He also looked to be in pretty good physical condition although I'm sure this could improve. My only criticism was that he may have been too willing to pass/give up the rock while driving to the hoop, if there is such a thing as too much passing. I thought in doing so he passed up some high percentage penetration shots. He will need to learn sometimes take these and/or draw contact to get a foul.

We unfortunately did not get to see if he could really shoot from the perimeter. His outside shooting during warm-ups appeared to be either dead-on or way way off.

All in all seems like a good addition and someone who will integrate well into JTIII's system.

Am also pleased to report that Jeff Green and Jonathan Wallace were in the house checking out their new teammate!!!

Blast From the Past

This was interesting (hard to believe it's been 10 years). Jester, sorry if this brings up bad memories.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Latest on the New B-School Building

Today's Hoya has an article about the recent ground-breaking ceremony for the new business school building, which is being built where the baseball field used to be.

According to the article, actual construction is still a little way off, as the Univesity is still procurring the necessary permits.

Still, it seems like things are getting closer to becoming a physical reality with this latest edition to "west campus."

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Thank You

This is Mrs. Stallion talking. I wanted to thank everyone for their contributions to my shoe shopping fund. I sincerely hope that no one feels demasculinized by my good fortune:) Until next year.

Place your bets now

Must-See Video of the Big Ticket

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Never Too Early to Start Thinking About Next Year

So, here's a link to the blog of writer Luke Winn. Mr. Winn has picked the Hoyas as number 7 in his top ten teams of next year.

7. Georgetown: With UConn, Villanova and West Virginia all set to lose significant pieces, the new Beasts of the Big East will reside in D.C. Upsets of No. 1-ranked Duke (in January) and No. 2-seeded Ohio State (NCAA second round) this season may foreshadow greater things for the Hoyas, who have NBA-caliber talent in forward Jeff Green and center Roy Hibbert. The 7-2 Hibbert -- whom coach John Thompson III said he needed to teach how to run when he initially arrived on campus -- is only beginning to realize his potential.

Monday, April 03, 2006

And the winner is....

Mrs. Stallion!

Congratulations on winning the inaugural pool!!!

You edged ahead of Jester by three points with your prescient selection of Florida.

Stallion--please tell the Mrs. to look for something in your mailbox this week.