Adidas yesterday introduced new lightweight uniforms for the Golden State Warriors. These unis are notable because a) the shorts don’t match the jerseys at all, b) they are 26 percent lighter than other NBA uniforms, and c) the jerseys have sleeves. Yes, sleeves.
The talk in college basketball today is all about Tyler Griffey’s layup as time expired to give Illinois an upset win over top-ranked Indiana. While no play last night had a bigger impact on the landscape of college basketball, Marist’s Chavaughn Lewis gave us a more impressive buzzer beater.
Evansville has added Egidijus Mockevicius, a twenty-year-old center on the Lithuanian under-20 national team that just won the European Championship.
Much to the chagrin of Charismatic Christians everywhere, the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles will not be dancing this year. It is yet another example of how conference tournaments can actually work to the long-term detriment of one-bid leagues.
All of my teams lost this weekend, so I’m really in no mood to think about sports, let alone write about them. But perhaps this little exercise in which I review what we learned this weekend in sports will be therapeutic and help me prepare for the months of heartache that surely lie ahead.
The biggest game of the Tom Crean Era takes place tonight in Bloomington. Butler (3-2), the two-time national runners-up, heads south to play Indiana (5-0) in a game that Crean desperately needs to win against the coach that some in the Hoosier fan base think should have his job.