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By Matt Norlander
Shout-out to Borzello for wrangling up some of these links while I was on my way home from UConn last night.
If you'd like to see Brad Pitt chuckle for three minutes, I've got just the thing for you. // The Julian Assange Rolling Stone interview seems like something you should set aside time to read. // Great job, Internet! // The University of Montana has a big issue on its hands. // Funny story, I'm in love with you, Rachel ...
★ Brad Beal is 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds. He's the baby of the family -- by more than 100 pounds.
★ SWAC preseason player of the year Jenniro Bush is out for the season after rupturing a tendon in his right foot.
★ The Wooden Award announced its midseason list of 25 candidates.
★ Former St. John's transfer Nuri Lindsey is now headed to Rider after announcing he was going to Arkansas last week.
★ Utah dismissed leading scorer Josh Watkins for team violations. He was suspended earlier this season. ★ Damian Lillard is bound, I hope, for March stardom.
★ Someone thinks John Jenkins should be the National Player of the Year? At least Thomas Robinson is, correctly, the current leader.
★ No matter how many times it's told, the story of Bernard James' time in the military is still fascinating.
★ Despite Ben Howland's struggles, his former players credit him with helping them get to the NBA.
★ Illinois sits atop the Big Ten standings, but will a long break hurt them against Penn State?
★ The Murray State features continue after the Racers pulled out a tough one against Morehead State last night.
★ My favorite link of the day: Top 10 retro unis in CBB.
★ The funky math behind the Atlantic 10 chase is quick and quirky.
★ There are still many stories out there of athletes affected by Hurricane Katrina. Penn has one of them.
♬ I'm picking Local H today because, in a rare moment of radio-listening, I happened to catch "Bound for the Floor" on my way up to UConn yesterday. I was brought back to 1997, and life became simpler yet more full of angst. Local H is one of the 10 best two-man bands ever, just so you know.