Good morning! If you’re reading this, you’re clearly starting your day off right with an effort to better yourself by becoming more educated about the goings-on in the mid-major world.
In a landscape so dominated by the biggest schools and conferences, it’s quite hard to winnow down the information you want and need to hear about your favorite mid-major programs.
Thankfully, Mid-Major Madness is here to aggregate the news and links for you, providing you with a brand-new, daily post about the world of mid-major hoops.
#Content to Read
Red Panda! (ESPNw)
According to many, including myself, Red Panda is the GOAT when it comes to halftime performers. You haven’t lived until you’ve seen her use her feet to flip dishware onto her head while riding a very large unicycle. This profile is an excellent read detailing her journey from China to an entertainment juggernaut. Make it a point to read this article and catch her next time she comes to a college basketball arena near you.
Jeremy Mauss moving on from MWC Connection (MWC Connection)
One of our fellow mid-major sites in the SB Nation network, Mountain West Connection, will have a new captain steering the ship. Jeremy Mauss is hanging up the keyboard after nine (!!!) years of managing the site, and wrote a touching farewell to the readers of the site. Good luck to Jeremy in his future endeavors.
Ben went to Campagnola (Mid-Major Madness)
If there’s one thing that MMM writer Ben Goren loves more than anything, it’s Jon Rothstein’s weird habits. More specifically, the psychology behind what makes Jon tick. In order to get a better idea of how Jon operates, Ben ventured to New York City for a meal at one of Jon’s favorite restaurants: Campagnola. And, well, just read for yourself. Speaking of which...
Tweets of Interest
HELLO JON THANK YOU FOR ACKNOWLEDGING US NOW TAKE US UP ON OUR DINNER OFFER!
"Never tell anyone outside the family what you're thinking." - Vito Corleone https://t.co/Xjpd0pUl15— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 9, 2017
The Minutemen have a complete coaching staff.
UMass coach Matt McCall fills out his staff with Cliff Warren, sources told ESPN. Was previously at Maryland.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) June 9, 2017
Russ is going to San Diego. Tell him where to eat.
Any restaurant recs in San Diego? I'm headed there tomorrow.— Mid-Major Madness (@mid_madness) June 9, 2017
Brian Hamilton of Sports Illustrated is on the move.
So this is my last official day at Sports Illustrated. Been a fantastic experience. Into the great wide open.— Brian Hamilton (@BrianHamiltonSI) June 9, 2017
GET THOSE KIDS THEIR FROZEN DAIRY PRODUCTS
Thank you to @ShaqLeroy for hitting the 75 foot ice cream shot for our campers this week! Free ice cream for everyone! #Racers pic.twitter.com/yItZ1KRISn— Matt McMahon (@CoachMcMahon) June 6, 2017
Tommy Amaker continues his recruiting prowess with a Top-100 point guard.
2018 Mater Dei (CA) G Spencer Freedman has committed to Harvard. (HT @JoshGershon) @SPENFREE12 https://t.co/fp3duQlLqa— Verbal Commits (@VerbalCommits) June 9, 2017
Cal Baptist will have a little bit of experience for their inaugural D-I campaign in 2018-19.
Former Wyoming G Jeremy Lieberman is transferring to Cal Baptist (DII). CBU will be D1 in 2018. (HT @Brotherhood05) https://t.co/etjCq3ziiR— Verbal Commits (@VerbalCommits) June 9, 2017
The Ragin’ Cajuns added some late size for next year’s roster.
2017 Roosevelt (CA) F Elijah McCoy has signed with UL Lafayette. (HT @PAGMETER) https://t.co/h31beK1kuq— Verbal Commits (@VerbalCommits) June 9, 2017