Apple-A-Day: Lincoln Clinches Brooklyn AA and It’s National Signing Day

In high school basketball’s Game of the Week, Abraham Lincoln High School won its rematch against Boys & Girls High School at Long Island University. It was another close one, 61-56. It’s the second strait loss for BGHS, which last week was the unanimously top-ranked team in the city. They are without Mike Taylor who is facing academic suspension for violating a school policy.

There was some off-the-court drama as well. Kangaroos assistant coach Jeff Wiggins was issued a summons by public school officers after he and an officer got into a scuffle outside of the building. Several witnesses said that the officer provoked the fight. My story on the game and incident is posting at 4:00pm on Bed-Stuy Patch and we’ll update from there.

– It’s national signing day today, people. Pay attention. MSG Varsity notes NYC’s emerging presence for recruiting Division I football talent, and it’s not just the Big East.

ESPNNewYork has an ongoing list of colleges where New York City’s high school recruits are going next year.

– Rutgers is trying to tap the big apple market to claw its way back into Big East relevance after a huge step back last season. It’s already landed several top-rated recruits.

– Speaking of Rutgers, they’re one-half of a local NYC metro showdown with St. John’s tonight on MSG at 9pm. The Red Storm are fresh off their blowout versus the vastly overrated Duke squad on Sunday. Rutgers might not be able to contend this season, but they’re bringing in several top city recruits, including Boys & Girls’ Mike Taylor and St. Anthony’s Myles Mack, who were on opposing sides Saturday night in the SNY Invitational Championship, which St. Anthony’s won in a close one.

Here’s a very strange opinion column posted on PSAL’s web site about expanding girl’s  wrestling nationwide. It calls for growing the sport by 150,000 female athletes in the next decade. “Politically, it is a no brainer, as the USA has 50 % of its population that are females. More importantly, there are more women attending colleges and universities then men,” the column reads, which is lacking a byline. Maybe wrestling commish Larry Cantor?

It goes on to criticize government and Title IX. “America has always been built from opportunity, not government.”

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