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Who's Talking Bull? McCrazy play by rookies in the Big 4 And Realignment News

Credit and Thanks to Dave from MyBuffalo.Com
Credit and Thanks to Dave from MyBuffalo.Com

Freshmen ahead of their time - Bob DiCesare - The Buffalo News
Surely few freshmen have had as great an impact on their team's success this season as the University at Buffalo forward Javon McCrea. McCrea is third on the Bulls in scoring at 10.6 points per game. He's gone for 21 points or more in two of the last four (both, notably, on the road). He ranks third in the nation in field goal shooting at 67 percent. He's first on the team in rebounds at 7.1 and second in assists at 1.6. All that and he ranks sixth on the team in minutes at 19.6 (although those have been increasing, too).

MAC Basketball:

Mulkey Named MAC Player of the Week - Buffalo Athletics
University at Buffalo point guard Byron Mulkey was named the Mid-American Conference East Division Player of the Week on Monday after leading the Bulls to a pair of memorable wins.

Buffalo Faces First MAC West Foe Tuesday Night - Buffalo Athletics
Fresh off a historic second-half comeback Saturday at Ohio, the Buffalo men's basketball team will face Western Michigan in the final game of the team's road trip.

The Mac Daily - Major coverage for a major conference.
Central Michigan did everything that it could to lose on Sunday and still came within three points of a road win. The Chippewas (5-13, 2-3) knocked down just 4-of-30 shots in the first half and finished the game shooting just 23.3 percent from the floor. However, Eastern Michigan (5-13, 2-3) didn't do much better, shooting just 33.3 percent and didn't lock down a win until the final horn sounded.

MAC Football

Super Bowl XLV Is Hustle Bowl I: 15 Former MAC Players Are Headed To Dallas - Hustle Belt
Unsure if this is a record, but with the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV, this is exactly the matchup any Mid-American Conference fan should have desired. With six on the Steelers and nine (!) on the Pack, that makes 15 of the 106 active roster football players former gridiron contestants in the MAC

Campus Watch - Blogs - The Buffalo News
Rodney McKissic and Bob DiCesare talk about Canisius' big win -- and a little bit of NFL as UB product James Starks heads to the Super Bowl -- in this week's edition of The Shot Clock:

NCAA Football:

Recruiting 101: Seven things to know about college football recruiting | The Daily Mississippian
For those who don’t follow recruiting or are just getting started, here are seven need-to-know things about the phenomenon.

Oversigning offenders in SEC, Big 12 won't be curbed by NCAA rule - Andy Staples -
So now that a nationwide rule governs signee totals, the morally shaky practice of oversigning should end. Shouldn't it? Not even close. The rule isn't worth the paper on which it's printed, and everyone in college football knows it. The NCAA rule was sponsored by the SEC, home to some of the nation's most notorious oversigners. The SEC passed its own rule in 2009, and that rule was in place last year when Auburn signed 32 players and LSU signed 29. College Football - 2011 Coordinator Carousel
While the coaching carousel appears to have stopped this offseason after 21 new coaches were hired, the coordinator carousel still is spinning.

East cruises to win in East-West Shrine Game - College Football News | FOX Sports on MSN
The turnover troubles began on the first series as Hawaii's Alex Green fumbled on the West squad's first play from scrimmage. Buffalo's Josh Thomas recovered at the West 16-yard line.

Realignment News:

Mountain West To Be 12 Team League Within 24-48 Hours - Mountain West Connection
There are a lot reports going out today about what will go in within the Mountain West meetings that will be taking place this evening, so anything that has been mentioned is all speculation and not official. At this time Salt Lake Tribune Utah State beat writer Tony Jones is on 1280 The Zone in Salt Lake and talked about how the Mountain West deal to add two Mountain West teams is not a done deal. Even though he seems confident a decision will be made within 48 hours and the only teams mentioned were Utah State and San Jose State.

Chuck Landon: Arrogant UCF no lock for Big East - The Herald Dispatch
That is where UCF and an ego the size of Disney World is located. A recent column in UCF's student newspaper, the Central Florida Future, probably captures the overall attitude best. "UCF coaches and players won't admit it," wrote sports editor Erika Esola. "The athletics department won't admit it. But I will. Being a member of Conference USA is embarrassing for our entire athletic department. It's time to move on."