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October 16, 2010 at 10:18 AM

Morning links: Isaiah Thomas makes All-Twitter team

I don’t get Twitter. I get it, but I don’t totally understand what’s going on with Twitter. The # and trending topics and Tweet Deck and UberTwitter … it’s too much. Why anyone would follow me, I have no idea. It’s kind of like a popularity contest and the cool kids draw a big following.
Isaiah Thomas, however, gets it. He’s got nearly 9,000 followers. He gives away basketball shoes, converses with Husky fans, sends shout-outs to friends and family and by his admission “just have a good time” with the social network.
And Thomas isn’t alone. Many athletes have discovered their voice and found an audience in cyberspace.
Sporting News came up with the fresh idea to create an All-Twitter team and included Thomas along with Illinois guard Mike Davis, Missouri guard Kim English, Texas A&M guard Dash Harris and Duke guard Nolan Smith.
According to his last tweet, it appears Thomas is taking a break from tweeting perhaps to concentrate on training camp.
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#Salute 2 all my followers hope yall had a good and safe weekend. Ima b away from twitter 4 alil. When I get back on lookout 4 shoe contest!less than a minute ago via Echofon

— The Maui Invitational surfboard is on display 4 p.m. today in the Fan Fest section at Husky Stadium before Washington’s football game against Oregon State. The men’s basketball team posed for pictures with the surfboard Wednesday during Media Day.
— Nice story by Michelle Smith at AOL Fanhouse on third-year Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins who is having difficulty being patient while the trying to rebuild the Cardinals.
— Here’s a video clip of Oregon coach Dana Altman at Media Day who says a few non-scholarship players could see playing time this season. Altman said Joevan Catron is still recovering from a hamstring injury and won’t be able to practice immediately.
— While their new facility is being built, the Ducks couldn’t practice at MacArthur Court because of a volleyball match and had to hold their first workout at an annex gym.
— The USC Trojans appeared to be in better shape judging by their first practice this week.
— Practice got underway at Arizona and Wildcats coach Sean Miller is focusing on defense. “We’re building our defense and improving our two-point field goal percentage defense,” he told the Arizona Daily Star. “That’s our focus, that’s our emphasis, that’s what we’re talking about — teaching guys not to foul, being in the right position and a lot of it has to do with giving great effort and being used to playing with that effort all the time.”
— Most national pundits, including Seth Davis at, still have a dim view of the Pac-10. Davis thinks UW is the cream of the conference, but believes only three teams will make the NCAA tournament.
— Here’s another gloomy Pac-10 forecast in a preseason story on college basketball.

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