Click here to see the debacle that was my first round picks. Here’s how I see the second round playing out. If you’re smart, bet against these picks. SOUTH Kansas over UConn Maryland over Hawaii Wichita State over Miami Villanova over Iowa WEST Oregon over St. Joe’s Duke over Yale Texas A&M over UNI Oklahoma... Read more »
Friday reminded basketball fans that this is the greatest weekend of the year for hoops. The NCAA Tournament provides fans the opportunity to cheer for their favorite team, cheer against a rival, or just watch really good games for 12 hours. It also affords fans the chance to see some of the biggest names in... Read more »
No need for a lengthy approach. Here are my picks for the first round of the NCAA Tournament. SOUTH Kansas over Austin Peay – Kansas is the top team in the field for a reason. They’re a strong, deep team and will be way too much for the 16 seed. UConn over Colorado – this... Read more »
On Monday, Illinois fired Athletic Director Mike Thomas prior to releasing the final report of its investigation into mistreatment of football and women’s basketball players. The damning report leaves little question that there have been significant issues in the department that were not addressed appropriately, and now Thomas is looking for a job. So what should... Read more »
The fun begins this week! Finally, it’s March Madness. If you’re anything like me, you’ve wasted every possible free minute breaking down the match-ups to put your money on the table. So who’s your pick to win it all? My full bracket is below. Tell me what you think!
The United Center proved to be every bit the appropriate home for the Big Ten men’s basketball conference tournament this weekend. Every game on Friday, Saturday and Sunday had more than 20,000 fans in attendance – well over the arena’s basketball capacity. There were NBA scouts and general managers in attendance to watch future lottery picks,... Read more »
Starting Thursday morning, the best group of college basketball teams in the country will begin what should be an incredible weekend tournament. This year’s Big Ten Conference has been, without question, the best in the nation. The final AP poll of the regular season saw the following Big Ten teams ranked: 3. Indiana 6. Michigan... Read more »
With their loss, at home, to the University of Michigan in the books, it appears more likely than ever that the fans in Champaign have been left feeling I-L-L too often this season for coach Bruce Weber to keep his job. Since being hired on April 30, 2003, Weber has put together one of the... Read more »
This was tweeted by Chris Mack, the head basketball coach at Xavier. Pretty good stuff.
Consider me… And yet, despite my brackets (and the brackets I filled out for my wife) being wrecked, I can’t help but love the underdog story that is Northern Iowa. Consider the following: of 4.9 million+ ESPN NCAA entries, 98.1% had Kansas making Sweet 16. 90.3% Elite 8. 74% Final 4. 59.3% final. 42.2% champ. In... Read more »