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Rudy Gay's charity all-star game is looking like it could me a must see event if you are a professional basketball fan. With big names like LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul, it will have a NBA all-star game feel. Last I heard, tickets are still available.
Yet another round of conference realignment was in the rumor mill this week. It appears that the Big East wants to add Conference USA members Central Florida, Houston and SMU as all sports members, Mountain West members Boise State and Air Force as football only members and Navy as a football only member. Once again, Memphis has been looked over in the process. If the Tigers had a .500 football team, Memphis would easily be on the list. There has to be a way to put more focus on the football group while maintaining a top-notch basketball program. Here's to hoping the next version of Conference USA and the Mountain West can still provide a quality of football that can get a look at BCS AQ inclusion.
Here's the picks for this week.
Last Week: 4-2
Season: 37-17 (69%)
Birmingham Southern over Rhodes
Mississippi over Kentucky
Arkansas State over Florida Atlantic
Alabama over LSU
New Orleans Saints over Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Cincinnati Bengals over Tennessee Titans
Weekly Liberty Bowl Projection: Houston vs Vanderbilt
Houston looks to be the class of Conference USA, although Southern Miss may give them problems. Let's give Vandy a shot to come to the Bluff City. The Commodores have a little fight in them this year.