Today is Friday, October 15th. Per NCAA rules, today is the first official day of full basketball practices. The women's first practice began at 10am, while the men are set to start at 5pm this afternoon. Also, the baseball team faces Texas in the first of two fall baseball games. I'll post further information on how to follow the baseball team once it becomes available. Go Dores!
Marve, who had his knee scoped Oct. 6, showed no issues from his first practice back on Wednesday and could start. Smotherman won't start but should play on passing downs and the occasional run down. He missed the first five games while recovering from ACL surgery in the spring.
The Commodores' Swedish import has an impressive enough all-around game -- with averages of 13.3 points and 5.2 rebounds as a sophomore -- that he was recently named to the Wooden Award's preseason watch list. What makes him most attractive to NBA scouts, though, is the fact that he's one of college hoops' most versatile defenders: long and athletic enough to harass guards on the wing, while still sturdy enough to battle with forwards in the paint.
KSR's Matt Jones stated on twitter that Dodson was in a fight off of Vine Street.
Getting arrested the night before Midnight Madness = smart play. Checkmate, indeed.
It is okay to appreciate this selection.