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The Morning Miller On Sports For February 12, 2012
The Morning Miller On Sports For February 12, 2012

You Should Know – The NFL Network reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers will cut long-time wide receiver Hines Ward.  Ward, the Steelers’ all-time receptions leader, said during Super Bowl week he isn’t quite ready to retire.  On his Facebook page, he posted, “I don’t normally like to respond to rumors, but as I’ve said all along, I want to finish my career with the Pittsburgh Steelers.”  Ward, who turns 36 in March, is willing to restructure his deal.  For 2012, he’s set to make $4 million. 

Jaguars Bite of the Day – In a conversation with the Florida Times-Union, new Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey, commenting on his finalized staff, “This is an unbelievable bunch of people I hired.  Great people, great coaches.”  Talking about quarterback Blaine Gabbert, Mularkey said, “He’s got a strong arm.  He can move out of the pocket.  He’s intelligent, [can operate] the no huddle.”

College Football Nugget – Highly-touted recruit Stefon Diggs finally chose to play college ball somewhere – Maryland.  Diggs, ranked as the No. 8 best player by Rivals.com, was also being courted by Florida, Ohio State and Auburn.  The Gators were considered to be Diggs’ favorite on National Signing Day, February 1.  He officially visited the University of Maryland last weekend.  Diggs joins a Terrapins team that went 2-10 last season.

Broadcasting Note – Former ESPN sideline reporter Bonnie Bernstein almost set fire to The Dan Patrick Show set.  She reacted swiftly.

http://www.awfulannouncing.com/2012-articles/february/bonnie-bernstein-almost-burned-down-the-dan-patrick-show.html

Strange Thought of the Day – New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin better keep winning.  There’s no good pun associated with losing for his last name.

Tweet of the last 24 hours – @sportspickle (Sports Pickle, sports humor and satire) “Dear Twitter: Jeremy Lin plays the Heat on Feb 23rd.  Please upgrade your servers in preparation for that night.  Thanks!”

Stat(s) of the Day – Duke’s Miles Plumlee pulled down 22 rebounds in Saturday’s win over Maryland.  Plumlee, who didn’t even start, finished with 13 points in 28 minutes of action.  His rebound total is the most in a single game for a Blue Devils player in more than 41 years.

Link of the Day – Stewart Mandel, who covers college football for Sports Illustrated, looks into the possibility of a four-team playoff and how strength of schedule could play a role.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/stewart_mandel/02/10/bcs-playoff-strength-of-schedule/index.html?eref=sihp&sct=hp_wr_a4

Video of the Day – Whitney Houston, the most awarded female artist of all time, was found dead Saturday, at the age of 48.  Prior to Super Bowl XXV, she sang the National Anthem.  Don’t think any other performer has shined brighter since.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llFZT6CTXz8

Question of the Day – The major recruiting services had Duke’s Austin Rivers and Kentucky’s Anthony Davis as the top two players in the 2011 recruiting class.  Who would you prefer to build a college team around?

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