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February 20, 2013 11:04 PM

RCS Morning News: Tao of Te'o, five NBA trades, and the NCAA-Miami stupidity


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Manti Te'o is almost certainly the biggest story as we head into the NFL Combine. Naturally, Mike Tanier at Sports on Earth took the opportunity to dig up a little Chinese philosophy that might shed some light on Te'o's situation.

Continuing the trend of NBA trades that may or may not happen, here are five trades that Sean Deveney says should happen. If Deveney ran every NBA team, he'd send Dwight Howard to Dallas and Amar'e Stoudamire to Chicago, among others.

The clash between the University of Miami and the NCAA over the investigation into alleged wrongdoings at the U have reached a level of insanity, says Gary Shelton at the Tampa Bay TImes. They both deserve punishment, he says, and then let's move on.

In other news...

A golf competition in Arizona was delayed due to snow.

This weekend, Ronda Rousey and Danica Patrick will have shots at sports history.

Gregg Doyel at CBS Sports says NFL prospects should skip the Wonderlic.

Discussing seeding for the tournament, the NCAA's selection committee chair says RPI is just a tool.


James Harden gave Oklahoma City a taste of what they've been missing since they traded him, scoring a career-high 46 points. Although at 39-15, the Thunder aren't hurting too badly.

Also... Kansas bested Oklahoma State, but it took them two overtimes to do it.

Kyrie Irving dropped 35 points on the Hornets, leading the Cavs to victory.

And the Pacers outscored the Knicks by 34, cruising to a 125-91 win.

Three for Seven

The three most popular stories on RealClearSports for the past seven days. (Previous position-days on chart.)

1. RealClearSports site editor Sam Chi ranks the 2013 NCAA football top 10. (1-6)

2. Owen Gibson at The Guardian found that Pistorius isn't quite the good guy he seemed to be (2-4)

3. John Feinstein at the Washington Post writes that realignment will soon turn the "Catholic Seven" into a dozen. (3-3)

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