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
LaVall Jordan is headed to Butler (SB Nation)
The LaVall Jordan era in Milwaukee looks to be over after one short, 11-24 season. Jordan, who has been an assistant at big name schools like Iowa, Michigan, and Butler, is apparently going to replace Chris Holtmann, newly-minted Ohio State coach.
BYU players returning from LDS missions (Vanquish the Foe)
Four BYU Cougars have returned from missions, and they’re ready to get going for next season. The four players have all seen game time before for BYU, including key role player Zac Seljaas.
Indiana mid-majors on Purdue’s non-conference schedule (Purdue Athletics)
The Purdue Boilermakers released their complete non-conference schedule on Monday, and of course it was made up of many games against mid-majors. However, the most notable matchups are the intrastate ones occurring when Valparaiso and IUPUI travel to West Lafayette.
Mathis, a four-star shooting guard in the class of 2018, winnowed his college choices down to his top 8 schools. Only one of them was a mid-major school. If I gave you one guess as to which school it was, I’m sure you’d get it right.
Yeah, it is Western Kentucky.
Tweets of Interest
Rhode Island’s losing an assistant coach
Clemson's Brad Brownell will hire Rhode Island's Antonio Reynolds-Dean as an assistant coach, per a source. Strong southeast ties.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 12, 2017
People are texting faux congrats to Coach Moton.
Just received several text messages from Asst Coaches in the biz saying "Congrats" on the Butler job, Do you have all ur staff? #WrongLaVall— LeVelle Moton (@LeVelleMoton) June 12, 2017
/extremely Dave from Storage Wars voice: YUUUUUP
The MVC is a giant mess and is probably the hardest conference to predict at this point. https://t.co/H2xrkVI9Cz— Mid-Major Madness (@mid_madness) June 12, 2017
We now enter the riveting world of...contract details?
LaVall Jordan's new deal with Butler is for 6 years, source told ESPN.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) June 13, 2017
New beginnings.. Excited to announce next year I'll be transferring to Texas State University pic.twitter.com/XbeS4B3Rgq— Jodye II (@Jshe4d_) June 10, 2017