Originally written on Basketball Predictions  |  Last updated 11/11/14
You've probably heard that new Texas A&M Coach Billy Kennedy has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and is taking a leave of absence. I don't have much to add, because it would be callous to talk about the basketball implications at the moment. I'm sure we all wish Kennedy and his family the best, and it's terrible that he might never be a head coach again. The team should be in solid hands with Glynn Cyprien, a long time assistant under a number of good coaches. It will be interesting to see how the team responds mentally. Their first real test will be November 17th against Mississippi State in Madison Square Garden as part of Coaches vs Cancer.----------------------------------Maryland's Pe'Shon Howard will be out for up to three months with a broken foot. I'm not sure what to make of Howard, honestly. If you recall, he opened up last season with a bang when as a true freshman he absolutely took over a game against College of Charleston in a Coaches vs Cancer game....
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