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If Sam Presti does not hire a coach that Kevin Durant is happy with, chances are Durant will leave Oklahoma City as an unrestricted free agent in July, 2016. That is a fact. Kevin Durant likes Kevin Ollie. That is a fact, too. And Kevin Ollie is Presti's No. 1 choice for the job. That fact was first reported by respected colleague Adam Zagoria, and it is 100 percent on the money.
So what to make of Ollie's statement today, tactfully written in the present tense, that he has "no plans" to leave UConn?
Well, put it this way. I have no plans to marry Taylor Swift. But if circumstances led to that being a possibility ...
As for the other two names that are out there, Billy Donovan and Fred Hoiberg, fans of the Thunder should ask themselves this: "Do either of those guys have a strong relationship with Durant?" Because you can be damn sure that Durant is going to have some input on who OKC's next coach will be. That is why my money is on Ollie -- even if it doesn't happen until the middle of the summer. I explain more in this interview on Erik Gee and Kelly Gregg on 107.7 The Franchise in Oklahoma City.
Jim Basnight is a journalist that publishes a Husky hoops subscriber only blog at www.huskydigest.com. With a decidedly NW focus, Jim covers everything from the newest potential star on the play grounds and gyms in this rainy region to the greats of yester yearnba. This week Jim and co-host Jay Townsend of Coug Digest speak to Portland State head coach Tyler Geving, 2015 UW Freshman post Noah Dickerson and the UW Daily's Erik Erickson.
Jim Basnight is a journalist that publishes a Husky hoops subscriber only blog at www.huskydigest.com. With a decidedly NW focus, Jim covers everything from the newest potential star on the play grounds and gyms in this rainy region to the greats of yester year. This week Jim welcomes Portland assistant coach Eric Jackson and Garfield (Seattle, WA) High School head coach Ed Haskins.
What a great week of Spring sports we’ve seen and we’re involved in, with everyone’s favorite golf tournament, The Masters just getting underway.
But, The Frat House Gang sticks with the just concluded NCAA Tournaments with winners in the Duke Blue Devils and UConn Huskies women. One of our favorite teams here though are the LaSalle Explorers and we are thrilled to be joined by the men’s head coach Dr. John Giannini giving us his insight on the challenges of recruitment; the “one-and-done”; and, the future of the NCAA.
A couple of Atlanta Hawks players are in trouble with the law; the Atlanta Falcons got in trouble with “Noise-Gate”; and, the Atlanta Braves are in trouble even before the season began. We’ll be joined and commiserating about bad sports cities with Seth Harp from ESPN 102.1 in Savannah, George
As usual, we’ve got one fast-moving program taking in as much as possible . . . so be sure to jump in with “The Frat House Gang” – Frat House Mike, Uncle Mark, Sidekick, and Brandon – by bringing your talk as well to 347 – 826 – 9964!
WR Geremy David has the measureables. And, he is excited about his chances. We will discuss his path to the draft on the show tonight. He has come through the halls and tutorial of Fellowship Sports and Ronnie Battle Jr. And, we are excited to promote Geremy for making some awesome decisions in life.
Strengths: Geremy Davis is a big receiver who does a fine job of positioning himself for the catch. Davis does a nice job of winning jump balls and has an aggressive side that allows him to muscle it away from defensive backs. Davis isn’t the most polished blocker but can hold his own and makes an honest effort. Davis makes most of his plays on the outside but has shown he’s comfortable going across the middle. Davis has good instincts and positions his body well to make impressive plays near the sidelines. Geremy Davis works hard and comes with zero baggage.
Projection: Geremy Davis is a receiver who will be selected in the later rounds but his height and flashes of physicality are intriguing. Davis has a hard time creating separation, which won’t change in the NFL, but he could fight for a roster spot and be an OK backup receiver on a team lacking depth.
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Are you interested in the interworking of Athletic Administration.? Are you already in the business and want to know to how to navigate the rough waters and not just float along but travel full steam ahead in the Athletic Administration journey. Join us Tuesday, May 12th at 11:30 am est when we will chat with Chevonne Mansfield, the nation’s “ Rising Stars” in Sports Communication, and the Director of Communication for the conference of the UConn Women’s Basketball, American Athletic Conference.
Yowzah! What looked like a “slow sports week” just 36-hours ago has blown-up into a guest-filled, controversy-filled, penalty-filled, coaches-speaking-out filled program.
The Frat House Gang have a heavily-flavored NCAA Basketball front-end of the program and almost ALL of it has nothing to do with action on the court, or the final three games of the NCAA Tournament. Kent Sterling from CBS Sports 1430-AM joins us from the site of the Final-4 in Indianapolis which has its own controversies, but we’ll also be picking his brain about the Indiana Hoosiers, Tom Crean and the future of both.
But THEN, we’re bringing back Greg Peterson from WRST 90.3-FM in Oshkosh to chat with us about NCAA Basketball coaches’ salaries, and the controversial comments of highly successful UConn’s Women’s Basketball program Geno Auriemma and the quality of play in the NCAA.
There were rumblings about it for over a week, and NASCAR leveled some of the harshest penalties ever against Richard Childress Racing’s #31 and Ryan Newman for messing with the tires. We’ve got Brian Berg Jr. editor of BehindPitRow.com joining us to discuss.
As usual, we’ve got one fast-moving program taking in as much as possible and spittin’ some sports-talk right back at you . . . so be sure to jump in with “The Frat House Gang” – Frat House Mike, Uncle Mark, Sidekick, and Brandon – by bringing your talk as well to 347 – 826 – 9964!
Our guest this week will be former NFL linebacker Joe kelly, Joe starred for the legendary coach Don James at the University of Washington. He helped Guide the Huskies to an upset win in the 1985 Orange Bowl, they finished the season the second ranked team in the nation behind BYU. His senior year he was named the captain of the team and was named an all-american and first team all Pac 10. After his career he was named to the University of Washington's all-century team. He was drafted in the first round of the 1986 NFL draft by the Cincinnati bengals where he would go on to start at Linebacker in the Super Bowl 23 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Played 11 seasons overall 4 with the bengals and then stints with the Jets,Raiders,Rams,Packers and Eagles.
Guest: Mike Patton, Sports Columnist in Tennessee joins us to discuss his latest article and preview the NBA Playoffs. Dr Wilmer J Leon III, Syndicated Columnist on XM Satellite Channel 126 joins us to discuss the latest in political/social news. Richard Kent, Tennis/Women's basketball writer for BASN joins us to recap The
Lady Huskies of UCONN National Title win. Plus breaking news, scores, updates, AURN news, sports Hollywood live, money matters, The White House report and other discussions. Join L.A. Batchelor, Tony "TEE-MAC" Mcclean and Our new edition Michelle Turner for all the great discussions.Listen beginning at 6pm EST at www.blogtalkradio.com/la-batchelor or listen on your phone at 646-929-0130.
NFL Draft Prospect
SENIOR SEASON (2014):
-Selected as the team's Most Dependable Offensive Player at its awards banquet
-Started 12 of 13 games played, and had five catches for 45 yards
-BYU 10/9: Notched three catches for 15 yards
-Tulsa 11/14: Added one catch for 30 yards
-St. Pete 12/26: Hauled in a reception in the bowl game vs. NC State
JUNIOR SEASON (2013):
-Named to the College Football Performance Awards Tight End Trophy Watch List -Started 10 of 13 games played
-Racked up 13 catches for 116 yards and a touchdown
-Akron 8/29: Hauled in two passes for 25 yards
-South Carolina 9/28: Caught two balls for 21 yards
-At Louisville 10/18: Made four catches for 24 yards
-UConn 10/26: Posted two catches for 24 yards
-At Temple 11/16: Caught one ball for nine yards
-USF 11/29: Hauled in two passes for 13 yards and his first score of the season
On this Friday's episode of "It's Marvellous Radio Show," Derrick will discuss hot topics and current events like Duke winning their 5th NCAA b-ball title, UConn winning its 3rd consecutive NCAA's womens' basketball title, and RIP to actor James Best who was best known as Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane, from the sitcom "The Dukes of Hazzard" (1979-1985).