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Rishard Matthews will not stand until there is an apology [RGJ.com]
The former Wolf Pack and current Tennessee Titans wide receiver will continue his protest until President Trump apologizes.
“I plan to kneel until the president apologizes for the comments that he made because I felt like those were very disrespectful comments that he made,” Matthews said during ESPN’s NFL Live show Tuesday. “The league is made up of, I think, over 70 percent of African-Americans, so the people that would be kneeling for this cause would be African-Americans. To keep it honest, he was calling a lot of us and he was calling me an S.O.B. and that’s not OK and very disrespectful. So, I plan to kneel until the president apologizes.”
Mountain West team of the week [Pro Football Focus]
FBI getting involved in college hoops [Google]
There is a ton to know what is going on so instead of having me explain, below are links for what is going on. Some of this could possibly be out of date by Thursday mid-morning.
– Here is the legal jargon from Michael McMann [Sports Illustrated]
– Don’t be shocked that college hoops is dirty [CBS Sports]
– Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander podcast about the details [CBS Sports]
– 18 key figures in the FBI’s college basketball corruption probe [SB Nation]
– Nike’s EYBL is subpoenas [WISC-TV]
– Rick Pitino is essentially fired from Louisville… [Courier-Journal]
– … But his AD is fired [Card Chronicle]
– Pitino says he has done nothing wrong [USA TODAY]
– College hoops should be afraid of what is next after FBI sting [USA TODAY]
– Xavier’s Chris Mack: FBI’s college hoops investigation will have massive effect [Cincinnati.com]
– This sneaker scandal has been years in the making [SB Nation]
– Auburn is refunding season ticket holders [AL.com]
– Complaint against coaches in college basketball corruption probe [LA Times]
– And there are lot more… just Google FBI basketball investigation
UNLV looking to get offense on the right track [Las Vegas Sun]
The competition takes a big step down for the Rebels after they played Ohio State this past week and turn their attention to conference play. Now is the time to seed what the Rebels offense can be.
“It’s not going back to the drawing board, it’s coming back to balance,” UNLV head coach Tony Sanchez said. “You’re playing one of those teams where you feel like you can move the ball on consistently.”
Gonna need an iOS device to watch Colorado State vs. Hawaii [Coloradoan]
With the Warriors TV contract for home games is quite different with Spectrum. For those on the mainland one needs an Apple device and also download the Watch Stadium app to watch the game. Android users are out of luck.
Key transfers now eligible for the Mountain West [College Basketball Talk]
College hoops is fast approaching and CBT put together a list of players who are eligible after sitting out and rank them as well.
10. Caleb and Cody Martin, Nevada (via N.C. State): These twins should set in and be a big part of the Nevada rotation immediately this season as head coach Eric Musselman has done well with transfers so far.
CBT adds a few more to know.
Jordan Johnson, UNLV (via Milwaukee): One of the nation’s leaders in assists at 8.1 per game during the 2015-16 season.
Devin Watson, San Diego State (via San Francisco): The Aztecs have had problems scoring the past few years and the 6-foot-1 Watson should help in that department after putting up 20 points per game as a sophomore at San Francisco.