It was a big weekend for Sudeikis, who was in the city filming the season finale of "Saturday Night Live."
It's rumored he will not be returning for another season of the popular late night show.
NY Daily News (More photos at link)
Big week for Jayhawks in NYC! I wonder if Mario Chalmers got a kick out of this SNL skit?
Former KU center Sasha Kaun’s CSKA Moscow basketball team last week rolled to its 10th straight Russian PBL League championship, beating Khimki Moscow three games to none.
Kaun, a 6-11, 250-pounder from Tomsk, Russia, scored three points and grabbed six rebounds while playing 12 minutes in the 90-75 title-clinching Game Three victory. For the season, Kaun averaged 4.3 points and 2.0 rebounds while logging 11 minutes a game. CSKA Moscow played the final two games without Euroleague MVP Andrei Kirilenko.
In the market for a new home? Unafraid of some chilly winters? Interested in owning a one-of-a-kind piece of basketball history?
Well, this may be the house for you.
The Georgian-style three-bedroom, two-bathroom house in Almonte, Ontario, where James Naismith grew up is on the market for $1,195,000 Canadian ($1,170,000 USD). Built in 1850 but renovated to meet modern standards, the stone house sits on 45 acres of sprawling farmland replete with three farms.
Naismith left Canada to enroll in YMCA training school in Springfield, Mass., one year before he invented basketball in December 1891, but the farm house in Almonte is where he cultivated his interest in teaching physical education.
Big 12/College News
CBS Sports has reached a deal with ESPN that will allow it to broadcast ACC, Big 12 and Pac-12 basketball games.
The multi-year agreement begins with the 2012-2013 college basketball season, CBS announced Monday, although the network did not disclose how many years it will run.
Under the agreement, CBS will broadcast 20 games -- including six from the ACC -- from among the three leagues next season. In later seasons, the number of games will increase to 26, including 12 from the ACC.
In addition, CBS will broadcast the Missouri Valley Conference championship game for the length of the agreement and the Atlantic 10 Conference title game in 2013.
Meanwhile, everyone continues to watch the Big 12. The chair of Florida State's board of trustees popped off more than a week ago that the Seminoles should consider leaving the ACC for the Big 12, but so far no one in the Big 12 -- which won't have a permanent commissioner until Bob Bowlsby takes over June 15 -- has indicated whether that league would want to expand. If it does, any poaching from the ACC probably would result in similar poaching from the Big East by the ACC. And don't forget that Big East member Louisville has already once tried to bolt for the Big 12 only to be outmaneuvered by West Virginia.
The contingent that seems the happiest with the Big East at the moment is the one that could most easily defect to another league. Notre Dame's Brey said he loves the league and the opportunity to play and recruit on the East Coast, where Notre Dame has a huge alumni base. "We're in with both feet," he said. "I don't want to lose the Big East." Brey is lucky. Notre Dame wants badly to remain independent in football, so unlike his counterparts at Louisville, UConn and Rutgers, he doesn't have to worry about the conference whims of the sport that drives the train at most schools. (That could change if NBC doesn't want to keep paying top dollar to televise Notre Dame football, but those negotiations have yet to happen.) "I've not been concerned about where our football program is going to yank us," Brey said. "At least not now."
Meanwhile, the rest of the Big East members wait to learn if realignment will yank them or their league again. "When these people make these moves, you don't want to come out and be critical," UConn's Auriemma said. "Because, you know what? Your president could come out and do the same thing tomorrow."
Auriemma said the realignment waves have battered college sports so hard that he has almost become numb to the constant fretting over conference membership. He worries that frequent change may simply be the new normal. "Two years from now, you may be back down from here talking to some other people," Auriemma said. "That's just the nature of where everything is right now."
2012-13 Early Season Events List
Ottawa High senior-to-be Semi Ojeleye will make an unofficial basketball recruiting visit to Duke on May 31, Rivals.com reports.
Ojeleye, a 6-foot-6, 215-pound forward who is ranked No. 37 nationally, has 11 schools on his current list. Arizona, UCLA, Stanford, Kansas State, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin and Oregon have offered scholarships; Duke, Kansas and Indiana have not yet offered.
Ojeleye averaged 32.5 points a game this past season in leading Ottawa to a second-place finish at the Class 4A state tournament. He exploded for a career-high 50 points against Spring Hill.
“I’ll cut it down a little toward July,” Ojeleye told Rivals.com, referring to having a workable list.
“This is a blessing. You have to take it in stride,” the Mo-Kan Elite AAU player added of all the attention.
The brother of former Kansas State player Victor Ojeleye, Semi hit 18 of 37 three-pointers at the Boo Williams AAU Tournament in Hampton, Va.
Spring/Summer Event Schedule
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Nike EYBL Schedule
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