There’s actual news to report!
The CAA was not invited back to play in the 2013 ESPN Bracketbusters event. The regular season will be played straight through January and February.
Editorial comment #1: is anybody–and I mean anybody–surprised that ESPN would do this in the wake of the CAA signing a TV deal with NBC Sports? You know, the CAA never really did anything of note in the event, other than validate its existence.
Editorial comment #2: This makes me happy.
Towson has selected Team Services, LLC to secure naming rights to its new arena.
Editorial comment: The unofficial motto at Towson: “Mike Waddell Is Not Screwing Around.”
Hofstra AD Jack Hayes is leaving The Island to take the same position at Brown University. Danny McCabe has been named interim AD.
Editorial comment: Hey Danny–welcome! Nothing’s really going on with the CAA right now. No need to study up–take your time and get comfy.
VCU announced it has hired Jeremy Ballard as an assistant coach. Ballard replaces Jamion Christian, who took the head coaching job at his alma mater, Mt. St. Mary’s.
Editorial comment: a source told me of this and said Ballard looks like Shaka Smart. Wrong. He looks a lot more like former Atlanta braves slugger David Justice.
Side note: VCU also announced Reco McCarter will transfer at the end of the semester.