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Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday night links

A few things to touch on before I turn my attention to high school football:

Schools, as I noted in the previous post, are at various stages of the 2011 recruiting process. Though it's hard to beat where Rutgers stands -- a top 10 class with only one scholarship left to give -- there's a lot of recruiting left to be done.

On that note, Fran McCaffery got going yesterday, when he got his first commitment of the class, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa shooting guard Josh Oglesby.

The guard, rated a three-star recruit, picked the Hawkeyes over Illinois, Minnesota and Arizona State.

A YouTube searched turned up this video of a game last year:

Elsewhere, coaches attending this weekend's Hall of Fame clinic in Springfield will hear from a pair of MAAC coaches.

Though the MAAC coaches' poll won't come out until later this month, Fairfield already has its first No. 1 ranking -- from the coaches in the Connecticut Six, who picked FU over Quinnipiac for the top spot.

My Trentonian colleague Ryan Feldman, author of The Hoops Report, is launching a really cool product: A basketball-only online radio station.

That'll do it tonight for hoops tonight. But we'll be in action with links and hoops talk over the weekend. And if you're interested in talking football (or even chiming in with an occasional hoops comment), stop by one of's three football chats this weekend: The high school chat that kicks off tonight at 6:50; The Saturday high school chat that begins tomorrow morning at 10:50; or the Rutgers-Tulane chat, which starts at 1:50 -- 10 minutes before the Scarlet Knights and Green Wave kick off in Piscataway.


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