- Scrimmage madness! Michigan held their annual “secret-but-really-not” scrimmage versus Eastern Michigan yesterday evening. These scrimmages are typically very structured, allowing coaches to experiment with a number of line-ups and situations. There are plenty of tidbits surrounding last night’s scrimmage around the internet, but in short: Michigan struggled early, falling behind, before warming up and beating Eastern by double digits. Three names that seem to consistently be mentioned as performing well are Tim Hardaway Jr., Zack Novak, and Evan Smotrycz. We’ll learn much more on Friday during Michigan’s exhibition contest, which we can see with our own eyes, versus Saginaw Valley St. (who plays MSU tonight).
- Manny Harris is keeping a Rookie video diary on Cavs.com that will be updated daily.
- Beilein’s radio show begins on December 13th.
- Iowa’s recruiting violations involved Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have been, unsurprisingly, deemed secondary violations.
- The MidMajority’s Kyle Whelliston has joined the staff at BasketballProspectus. He also began posting his collection of preseason essays.
- The Only Colors discusses “how early is too early” in regards to basketball recruiting.
- In case you’ve missed it, we’ve posted a number of Big Ten team preview interviews: Michigan State, Ohio State, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Penn State, and Northwestern.