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Saturday / April 20.
  • Two of the biggest names left on the 2012 recruiting board will end the speculation this week when Brewster Academy teammates Mitch McGary and T.J. Warren name their colleges.

    The 6-foot-10 McGary will announce Thursday for either Michigan, Duke or Florida, and his father confirmed Mitch will announce on ESPN.

    “Yes he will,” Tim McGary said by text.

    ESPNU has a “Recruiting Nation” show slated for 5 p.m. EST Thursday.

    While West Virginia has sued the Big East to join the Big 12 by next season, the Big East has the stronger argument to make the Mountaineers stay longer, two sports law attorneys told SNY.tv.

    “I think the Big East has the stronger argument because West Virginia has agreed to the rules and because the other schools that are trying to leave [Syracuse and Pittsburgh] have also agreed to abide by those rules,” Michael McCann, editor in chief of the Sports Law blog and a tenured professor at Vermont Law School, told SNY.tv by phone Monday.

    The suit — filed in West Virginia state court — charges Big East Commissioner John Marinatto with “ineffective leadership” because Syracuse and Pittsburgh are leaving for the ACC And and TCU and West Virginia are headed to the Big 12.

    The addition of Kaleb Tarczewski to Arizona’s 2012 recruiting class should make Sean Miller’s team a Final Four contender in the next couple of years.

    The 7-footer from St. Mark’s (Mass.) joins a loaded 2012 class that includes Gabe York, Grant Jerrett and Brandon Ashley, all of whom were on campus two weekends ago.

    “If they stay around long enough, they can be a contender for a national championship,” longtime New York recruiting expert Tom Konchalski told SNY.tv by phone.

    “You never know, some of these kids think they can be one-and-done.”

    Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley never got along too well during their KISS days.

    Now they’re trading shots in print.

    In his new book, “No Regrets,” Frehley calls Simmons a “sex addict” who had trouble with women before he became a rock star, while Simmons responded in the New York Post by calling Ace a “drug addict and alcoholic.”

    “I believe Gene is a sex addict, in much the same way I am an alcoholic,” Frehley, a Bronx, N.Y., native, wrote in the book. “If you’ve been with only one or two women (and had to beg for whatever you got off them), it must be intoxicating to suddenly have groupies falling all over you.