Fortunately we will not have to worry about Ball State's most famous alum trying to influence Saturday's game. He's already lent his coaching talents elsewhere.
Go watch some Solid Verbal Live right now. Maybe they'll talk about Charlie Strong trying to give away the Louisville/UNC game. At the very least, you can see Ty Hildebrant hypervenilate on camera about the Notre Dame/Michigan State game tonight.
So Victor Rudd Jr. is on the cover of ESPN.com's college basketball page right now for his dunking ability, which is all the reason I need to put this here. After this happened, I got up out of my seat and walk/ran over to the next section of the arena like I just heard the best joke in the history of the Apollo Theater. I high-fived at least two dozen people. It was that incredibly sick in person. I freaking love being a basketball school.
#GoodJobGoodEffort, FSU bro. Can we run this on the Jumbotron during that game? (h/t @raphiellej)
If you haven't seen this on the right sidebar, here's a pretty awesome recap of the Gainesville Regional from USF Films
Just got the press release from USF -- Victor Rudd Jr. is coming back. The tower says we're cleared for takeoff, everyone.
If you ever wanted to see a USF player during One Shining Moment, scroll ahead to about a minute in. Also Crying Jack Cooley is pretty funny to watch as well.
So that now world-famous flop in the Philippine Basketball Association that would have made Cristiano Ronaldo blush? Turns out the guy throwing the ball off the forehead is USF's own Will McDonald! This is also the most relevant basketball moment a USF alum has had all year. Let's hope Dominique Jones goes bananas in the playoffs for the Mavs to take its place.
USFBullsEyeTV brings us some footage from the first session of spring practice this morning. That's defensive coordinator Chris Cosh running along with his players in the middle of the clip. I don't know why a 50-year-old man in a hat and windbreaker, shouting and running with short, choppy steps and flapping arms, and doing up-downs with the rest of the team is so funny. It just is. (H/T: CoachingSearch.com.)