By Mike White | Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, 12:45 p.m.
Some holiday notes
The Mt. Lebanon girls' basketball team will play the No. 1 team in the country tomorrow and it will be televised live on CBS Colleges Sports TV.
Mt. Lebanon will play St. Mary's, Calif., tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2:00 in the T-Mobile Invitational at Samford University in Alabama. St. Mary's is ranked No. 1 in the country by USA Today and Mt. Lebanon No. 11.
CBS College Sports is available on Comcast channel 274 and on Verizon channel 94.
Top teams might meet
An interesting holiday tournament championship could come about in the Gateway Tournament tomorrow. If Gateway and Central Catholic win tonight - which they should - they will meet in the title game tomorrow. Central is Central. The Vikings are good again. Gateway is getting a lot of attention this year. This game could tell us a lot about Gateway.
Did you see Pitt receiver Mike Shanahan in Pitt's Meineke Bowl? He had four catches. He's a redshirt freshman and I always thought he was the sleeper of that class because of his size and athletic ability. He was going to play basketball in college - he had some Division I offers - before changing his mind as a senior and deciding he would play football. He wasn't being recruited by Big East or ACC schools for basketball, but I think he would've had a successful basketball career in college if he wanted. That being said, I think he made the right decision choosing football. I'm not sure he's a speed burner, but he's about 6-5 or 6-6. Next year, he and Jonathan Baldwin might be the starting receivers. How many teams in the country will start two 6-5 guys who were both excellent basketball players? (The photo of Shanahan to the left gives you an idea what he looked like in his high school days).
Meyer can relax
Florida's Urban Meyer is going to take an indefinite leave of absence. Who cares? It won't affect much, expecially recruiting. Meyer could show up at the office one time (letter of intent day) from now until March and it won't matter. Florida already has one of the best recruiting classes in the country with 20 recruits. Not much more to do with recruiting this season, except for maybe show up for a recruiting weekend. His assistants can handle everything else.
Kolarac to St. Francis
West Allegheny soccer player Nick Kolarac has made a verbal commitment to St. Francis, Pa. Kolarac had 22 goals and 37 assists this season for West Allegheny.