Wasn't sure what to lead with today, so instead I just want to complain for one second about wasting 2 hours of my life watching Appaloosa, perhaps the worst western I've ever seen.
Now, on to Thomas Vanek, a meeting between Reusse and Brewster and other items.
- The Buffalo News has a very nice profile piece on former Gophers hockey star Thomas Vanek, his rise through the hockey ranks and a look back to his roots. Vanek has 28 goals for the Buffalo Sabres and is heading to the All-Star game.
- And for those of you diehard WCHA fans, SBN now has a blog dedicated to your favorite league. Western College Hockey is up and running here. The site is being done by the same guy who put together this Western College Hockey blog.
- Tom Crean and Tubby Smith battled to the end in Bloomington, Ind. yesterday. But, as Rick Bozich of the Louisville Courier-Journal notes, the two battled in a bigger game in 2003 (In Minneapolis actually) as the top-seeded Kentucky WIlcats fell to Crean, Dwayne Wade and Marquette.
- In another post, Bozich throws Tubby Smith's name out for coach of the year consideration. He states: "And Tubby Smith of Minnesota. Yep, the Gophers stumbled at home against Purdue the other night. But they're still exceeding expectations in Year Two, without a single NBA prospect on the roster." I'm most interested in the last part. Is there a Gopher you all think has NBA talent?
- From a Trojans perspective, InsideUSC blogger isn't happy about the home and home with the Gophers.
- So, Tim Brewster and Pat Reusse apparently had a tete-a-tete. Would have liked to be a fly on the wall for this.
- Brewster's Gophers will meet the NDSU Bison in 2011 at TCF Bank Stadium. And the contract for the game limits available tickets for the visitors ro 2,500. Thank God. And because the new stadiuum will probably still be relatively popular, it will make it hard for the annoying NDSU fans to take over our house.
- Remember when we noted Ohio State freshman guard Anthony Crater transferred from the team? Well, he's at South Florida now and he's been suspended indefintley for possession of marijuana.