Ron Baker earning his celebrity status
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Sports Illustrated | A Shocker, a baller and a t-shirt maker Read the Story
College basketball celebrity can come in many forms. There's inclusion on the Wooden Watch list. There is the often fleeting fame born of NCAA heroics. There is, of course, the magizine cover, which two of this year's freshmen, Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins, scored before they had lined up for their first college tip. Then there is the singular, sartorial notoriety enjoyed by Ron Baker of Scott City, Kansas.
Is the new Big East as good overall as the old Big East? Of course not. But the Big East is arguably the deepest conference in the nation, and it would be surprising if fewer than six of the 10 Big East teams are playing in the NCAA tournament.
Providence Journal | Winning by losing Read the Story
No, Ed Cooley is not sick. That’s the message Cooley would like to impart to the fans. He’s healthy, very healthy, but the road in his transformation from a stressed, overweight 44-year-old to a still very stressed but dramatically slimmed down Big East coach wasn’t easy.