Sunday Brunch

By Chris Lauderback on July 15, 2007 at 11:33a
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stadium2715.jpg 48 days and counting...

Hungry? We are, too. Unfortunately, we're still counting down the days until fall camp begins and there aren't any meaty Buckeye news items out there worthy of taking a bite. As a result, I've prepared a Sunday brunch of the various stories worth a sentence or two.

First up, the Sunday Morning QB has his early assessment of this year's football Buckeyes complete with a few cool YouTube's you may not have seen yet. SMQ doesn't really make any concrete predictions but like most I've read, he thinks an 8-0 start is highly likely and a 10 win season very realistic. What about you? Have you decided on this year's record yet?

Did you see SI.com's recent list of the Top 10 College Sports Venues? The 'Shoe failed to earn a spot but don't take this list too seriously considering the Charles River finished 9th as the host of the largest annual rowing competition in the world. Sweet.

Moving on to hoops, the NBA Summer League ends today with both Ron Lewis and Mike Conley in action. In 5 games, Conley is averaging 11.4 points, 5.2 assists, and 3.0 rebounds. He has struggled from the field (36% FG) and committed a few too many turnovers (2.6 per game) but the Grizzly brass remain sold on Conley's ability to thrive in the NBA. Lewis, on the other hand, is averaging just 17 minutes in three games and has struggled with his shot. He's shooting 21% from the floor and a mason-esque 11% from deep leading to a 5.3 ppg average. He'll have his last shot to impress the Rockets at 8:30pm tonight against the Clippers.

Daequan Cook's Miami Heat ended summer league play Friday night with a 63-57 win over the Magic. Daequan hit just 1 of 8 shots from the field making him 15 of 53 (28%) for the week but he did manage to hit 42% (8-19) of his threes. The Miami-Herald also reported Cook signed a shoe deal with Adidas last Thursday.

Finally, Greg Oden updated his blog after attending the Wednesday taping of the ESPY's which air tonight on the WWL. It sounds like the big fella spent most of the night with a chubby after meeting Playmate's Kendra Wilkinson and Sarah Underwood. Too bad he can longer play "tonsil-hockey" after successful surgery to remove the breathing blockers on Saturday. Sam Alipour has a funny Q&A with Oden that's worth a look.

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