Morning reading: Bulls players off Twitter too
It's disappointing to see USF coach Jim Leavitt's decision to stop using Twitter.com is filtering down to his players as well.
The lesson to be taught this week was knowing when the appropriate times are to tweet, but instead, Leavitt showed his players they can eliminate that decision-making process by abandoning the medium entirely.
So I suppose it's only so surprising that the Twitter pages for receivers Carlton Mitchell and Dontavia Bogan no longer exist, much the same way cornerback George Baker's page went away after an objectionable post was made public last month. Quarterback B.J. Daniels has renamed his page from "@BJDaniels7" to "@imdone7" and made his page private.
If there's an admirable way to handle the Twitter issue, it's this posting from senior walk-on Mistral Raymond:
"Im Very Busy Right Now. Im Doing Everything In My Power To Help My Team Win The BIG EAST. (Bear) With Me.This May Take A Few Months. GO BULLS!"
Lots of links to catch up to before flying up to Nashville later this afternoon ...
-- The Louisville Courier-Journal has a good writeup on the history between USF and Western Kentucky and how that relationship has a Big East football program on the road to open a Sun Belt team's newly renovated stadium.
-- The Bowling Green Daily News' Western Kentucky blog is a good place to read up on the Hilltoppers and what to expect Saturday -- even "three keys to victory" for the home team.
-- If you hadn't read much on USF's opponent, the Hilltoppers check in at No. 1 on ESPN.com's "Bottom 10" ranking of the worst teams in Division I-A football.
-- USF's women's basketball team released its Big East schedule on Thursday, with an opening game at Connecticut, a game in Madison Square Garden against St. John's and home games highlighted by Rutgers and Pittsburgh.
-- The Sarasota Herald-Tribune's Alan Dell writes about running back Mo Plancher, who has taken over Ben Williams' role as reliable, underappreciated senior who has the coaches' trust.
-- USF men's soccer is now ranked No. 9 in the Soccer Times Top 25, which has the Bulls' Sept. 20 home opponent, Notre Dame, at No. 12.
-- Rutgers football blog Protect R Turf has USF in a three-way tie for second in its Big East power rankings, which have the Scarlet Knights down at sixth.