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Bernard King’s Journey to Springfield: In 1974, Bernard made his college debut at the University of Tennessee. The six-foot-six freshman out of Brooklyn, New York scored 42 points against Milwaukee-Wisconsin. BK fouled out of the game with a little over seven minutes to play in the game…
1-John Tomase of the Boston Herald on Tom Brady and Derek Jeter; two athletes that have been very successful in their careers and believe it or not, both men follow and respect each other.
“You see someone who plays the game the way you think it needs to be played, like Derek Jeter,” Brady said in Indianapolis. “I love the way he plays the game. Those great-caliber athletes you look up to and admire for what it takes day in and day out to be a great player. You always watch other athletes and how they play the game, what makes them successful.”
2- Dom Amore of the Hartford Courant on Kevin Ollie who will take over for Jim Calhoun at UConn.
“I was talking to [Michigan State head coach] Tom Izzo this morning,” Jim Calhoun said, “and he had been an assistant for five years, made the team as a walk-on. I think he has done pretty well. He said the thing that carried him through the first couple of years that were difficult was that he really believed Michigan State was going to be a good team. Kevin Ollie has that. He believes UConn will win, and he’s going to work — 12 hours a day if he has to — to make that happen.”
3-Mike Slane of Yahoo.com on D-Wade and his interest in soccer.