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8th grader offered college basketball scholarship

To Catch a Predator Chris Hansen better be on the look out for college basketball coaches. 8th grader Eron Gordon was offered his first college scholarship to Indiana University. But Gordon already has a proven pedigree, his older brother Eric Gordon, who plays for the New Orleans Hornets and spent one year at Indiana University, leading the Big 10 in scoring.

Hoosier head coach Tom Crean offered Gordon the scholarship after seeing him play in the 15-and-under Eric Gordon Central Stars at the IndyBall.com Shootout over the weekend. Gordon is keeping his options open, taking an unofficial visit to Purdue this week. Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Xavier and Wisconsin are also said to be interested in the 6-1 middle schooler.

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Spartans to play Trojans in Greece?

After playing an outdoor hockey game in front of 75,000 people and a basketball game on an Air Force carrier in the Pacific Ocean, Michigan State has decided to up the ante by playing a basketball game in Greece against the Spartans ancient rival Trojans.

In an interview with the Lansing State Journal, MSU athletic director Mark Hollis revealed, “We’ve been talking about Greece for a while.”

The game against the USC Trojans would be at Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens, Greece. Anthens hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.

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Weekend Video: Dick Vitale hangs up on radio show

Dick Vitale hung up on the Dan Lebatard show after he defended University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Callipari. Lebatard compared Callipari’s recent NCAA infractions to the University of Miami football scandal, which uncovered that players were receiving money for vacations, extravagant gifts and prostitutes!

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Navy carrier that burried Bin Laden will host college basketball game

The US Navy ship that casted Osama Bin Laden’s body into the Arabian Sea will now host a college basketball game against two school power houses… if that’s not American I don’t know what is! The USS Carl Vinson will host the standoff between the University of North Carolina and Michigan State. 7,000 lucky fans, mostly military personnel and their families, will watch the two school power houses square off. The carrier ship will be docked off San Diego and will be hosted 11/11/2011.

Despite the Carl Vinson’s famous track record, the ship was chosen because it will be in US waters but is expected to return to sea by the year’s end. The event is called the Carrier Classic, which the NCAA hopes to make an annual event. #AMERICA

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