Jon Severe could have played his college basketball almost wherever he wanted. West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Creighton, Florida, Cincinnati, Kansas State, and Xavier all offered him scholarships. All told, he received a reported 21 offers. But the one he took was from Fordham.
Tom Pecora is trying to rebuild the Fordham basketball program. Considering the team went 2-26 in the season before his arrival, that's a pretty tough task. Playing in the Atlantic 10, a league with the nation's sixth-best conference RPI, doesn't make things any easier.
So the U.S. Open starts Thursday at Merion Golf Club in suburban Philly; and by the looks of things, this isn't going to be like the U.S. Opens of years past. The USGA usually tries to make this tournament insanely, wickedly difficult. They want the course long, firm and fast, which Merion will not be. But that…
Something I used to do for Deadspin (with a head nod toward this great old post on Runner's World's website).
I'm on spring break, but last night instead of doing something fun like get piss-drunk on a beach in a third-world country, I did something really depressing: I went to see the Rick DiPietro Tour of Misery firsthand.