- The most shocking news of the day -- or flat out bad report -- is that the whole David Salinas scandal is apparently not sketch enough for the NCAA to investigate. Personally, I'm absolutely taken aback that Andy Katz of ESPN's blow-hards reported that sources in the NCAA told him there will be nothing further to check out.
- Jeff Goodman of CBS, who originally reported the whole story, tweeted that isn't exactly true (at all). He and Dan Wolken pretty much laughed off Katz' report on Twitter. Good stuff, good stuff. If there's ever a media war, I'm on the CBS side of the fence, if you hadn't already noticed.
- Maybe they'd already had the ordeal on lockdown, but still, for something that reeks of illegal recruiting -- um, pretty sure some unnamed sources AND former Houston coach Tom Penders said that Salinas boldly offered to exchange pushing recruits in the coaches' directions in exchange for investment in his business. So if his business wasn't basketball related, what exactly was it? Just rich coaches investing in normal things that one would invest in? Either way, the opinion here is that all of the coaches listed to have been involved, including Lute Olson, used really, really crappy judgment. Like REALLY crappy.
- Anyway, Lute Olson lost more than a million bucks in dealings with Salinas, according to SI.com.
- Sean Miller has a good chance with big-time recruit Brandon Ashley. Also, recent commit Gabe York might be a plus in Ashley's recruitment, says Pat Finley of the Arizona Daily Star.
- SB Nation Bay Area says Jabari Bird, a 2013 shooting guard, likes the Wildcats along with Cal and Washington.
- The blog Lost Letterman ranks the Arizona Wildcats football team No. 49 in the nation ... here's their breakdown. Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News picks the Wildcats to finish fifth in the South Division of the Pac-12.