Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Fordham point guard Jio Fontan is still mulling whether or not to return to the team under interim head coach Jared Grasso.
“Jio wont be playing today [Saturday[. He’s coming home today [Saturday] and we’re going to have a good talk about what’s been going on the last 48 hours and go from there,” said Jorge Fontan, Jio’s father.
Fordham plays its first game under Grasso Saturday night at Rose Hill Gym at 7 against Bowling Green.
One day after Fontan declared he was leaving the team, Fordham fired coach Dereck Whittenburg on Thursday.
For more of my interview with Grasso, his first since taking over, read here.
BIG SATURDAY ON TAP
Today’s a huge day in the sports world. Here are your viewing options:
COLLEGE FOOTBALL12 – Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, ABC
Winner captures Big East crown
12 – West Virginia at Rutgers, ESPN
Can the Mounties spoil Rutgers’ final home game?
4 – SEC Championship, Alabama vs. Florida
Winner plays for the BCS championship
COLLEGE HOOPS12:30 – North Carolina at Kentucky, CBS
Biggest test so far for John Calipari and his Young Guns.
3:30 – St. John’s at Duke
Can the Johnnies make it competitive or pull the upset after a 6-0 start?
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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