Would the presence of first-year Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh add spice to the Buckeyes-Wolverines rivalry, someone wanted to know? “Well it doesn’t matter who is the coach over in Michigan, it’s always a rivalry,” said James, who didn’t attend college but is an avowed Ohio State supporter. “And, uh, we really don’t care who’s at the helm over there.”
Rick Pitino: I will not resign and let you down. Someday I will walk away in celebration of many memorable years but that time is not now. I do not fight these accusations by others but rather turn the other cheek. Couldn’t do it at 33, but at 63 it’s the wise thing to do. Let’s let the investigators do their job and we will play basketball.
The Louisville recruiting scandal got former Michigan basketball star Jalen Rose reminiscing about when he made official visits to four schools: U-M, Michigan State, Syracuse and UNLV. “I want to paint a picture,” Rose said. “What you see at a bachelor or bachelorette party is what happens on a recruiting visit.”
And if you’re not familiar with such parties? “Yes, there is drinking,” Rose said. “Yes, there is members of the opposite sex that are present. Remember, they’re trying to woo me to the campus. “And as a 17-year-old kid, first off, if I’m not getting laid, I’m not coming. I’m not signing. I’m not coming.”