I'm looking for the good news today also. Interesting timing, but earlier today UMHoops posted a brief interview with Amadeo Della Valle.
I won't post the whole thing here, as you can go read it there, but I found this quote from Amadeo regarding the possibility of an open scholarship to be quite interesting- ”I’m not sure, but I think [maybe a spot might open]. I’m not sure though. Coach Beilein is supposed to come Thursday to my game. We’re playing some scrimmages because we play in an ESPN tournament at the end of the month, so he’s going to come out to watch the scrimmage.”
If you'd like the rest of the article, click away http://www.umhoops.com/2012/03/21/amedeo-della-valle-trims-list-talks-f…
The reason that I am calling this good news is that it makes me think that Beilein and staff knew this was coming, were not caught off guard, and were already making contingency plans.
PS - I still think Smot was going to have an excellent junior season with UM, but I wish all three of them the best.