Cool story a few days ago from Mason Kelley at GoHuskies.com about coach Lorenzo Romar who put on a free-throw shooting exhibition for the football team.
At the start Romar told the Huskies he would make 8 of 10 free throws and he did just that as the players gathered around and cheered.
Romar told Kelley: “(The relationship) is awesome, and it’s always been that way. It was like that when I was a student athlete here and since I’ve been here. I know we’ve had a number of different football coaches, different staffs, but they’ve always been great.”
It should be noted, Washington shot 75.8 percent at the free throw line last season thanks in large part to Andrew Andrews (79.4 percent) and C.J. Wilcox (87.3 percent) who led the team with 141 and 118 attempts respectively.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON LINKS:
— The NCAA will appeal its loss in the antitrust lawsuit that allows players to receive financial compensation for the use of their names, image and likeness.
— In his first public interview since the decision, NCAA president Mark Emmert appeared on ABC’s ‘This Week’ and said: “There’s a lot in the ruling that I think is admirable and that’s consistent with arguments that we’ve been making all along. And there are some things about it that we really fundamentally disease — disagree with, most notably, we disagree that there’s a violation of anti-trust laws going on here. And we’ll probably continue to argue that in the coming months and beyond.”
— Even though Ed O’Bannon denies it, history will likely remember him as a sports pioneer much like Curtis Flood, who helped bring free agency into baseball.
— Great move by the NCAA, which is encouraging coaches to become certified in CPR.