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The Morning Mix

- Everybody’s favorite private investigator, Pete Thamel, released new information regarding the NCAA’s investigation of Nerlens Noel’s eligibility. Rob Dauster tells it like it is, sorry Kentucky but you’re not THAT special

- Nicole Auerbach follows that up by explaining how three of the top recruits in the country are being dogged by eligibility concerns

- Speaking of Kentucky, this is the funniest thing you will see all day

- VCU fan finally comes clean about a phenomenal prank pulled during a Duke vs. UNC game in which he got no credit for. Let’s give the man some credit. Simple prank, but excellent execution

- AU’s Stephen Lumpkins hasn’t been cleared by the NCAA, but if it happens, the Eagles will be one of the favorites to take down Lehigh in the Patriot League

- Arizona State assistant coach Scott Pera is leaving the program in order to take a job with Jerome Allen at UPenn

- A good-read on Wright State coach Billy Donlon and what he is doing to get his program back to prominence. The Raiders were perennial Horizon League favorites in the later part of the ‘00s, but haven’t been the same since Julius Mays transferred out

- The original rules of basketball written by James Naismith will be displayed in a planned two-story student center adjacent to Allen Field House

- CBS’ Critical Coaches series once again tackles dirty recruiting. Fellas, we get it, people cheat. We don’t need coaches to tell us this. Let’s move on

- The Creighton Bluejays are getting new practice facilities

- Michigan State’s Derrick Nix has spent each of the past two off-seasons trimming weight off of his frame. The behemoth big-man has decided to become a vegetarian order to help his body. I hope UCLA’s Josh Smith has been taking notes

- Alabama athletic director Mal Moore was hospitalized yesterday with an irregular heartbeat

- ESPN released it’s full television schedule of ACC games in 2012-2013

- Is class of 2013 recruit Tyler Robertson a future No.1 overall pick? His AAU coach thinks so

- Uh oh, Run The Floor is criticizing Rush The Court. RTF or RTC? Who ya got? #BloggerFight

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Troy Machir is the managing editor of the college basketball website Ballin’ is a Habit. You can find him on twitter @TroyMachir.