March Madness

Jimmer Awarded POY
BYU Cougar guard Jimmer Fredette was named the AP college basketball player of the year today. The nation's leading scorer becomes the first BYU player to receive the honor.
Kentucky Holds Off North Carolina
The Kentucky Wildcats advanced to the Final Four, after defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels, 76-69, in the East regional final, on Sunday. The Associated Press, courtesy of, has the story, below.
VCU Shocks Kansas, 71-61
The VCU Rams became just the fourth #11 seed to ever qualify for the Final Four, after shocking the Kansas Jayhawks, 71-61, on Sunday. The Associated Press, courtesy of, has the story, below.
UConn Survives Arizona, Advances To Final Four
The Connecticut Huskies held on to defeat the Arizona Wildcats, 65-63, on Saturday, to win the West regional and advance to the FINAL Four, in this year's NCAA Tournament. The Associated Press, courtesy of, has the story, below.
From the Bird’s Nest: Friday’s picks for the Elite Eight
Well, I went 2-2 last night. Missed the Duke/Arizona pick, but so did everyone else. And, as I said yesterday, Wisconsin sometimes really struggles to score the basketball and that drought hit them at a most inopportune time. Credit to Butler, back in the Elite Eight again...
Nader: Eliminate athletic scholarships for college students
Consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader believes that college athletics has turned professional and has called for the elimination of athletic scholarships. Nader and his group. the League of Fans, is proposing need based financial aid instead...
Gus Johnson Loves His Job
To describe CBS college basketball announcer Gus Johnson's play-by-play as animated, enthusiastic, hyperactive, passionate, and feverish, would be an acceptible description. However, no amount of adjectives can paint a true picture of how excited Johnson gets when calling a game.
From the Bird’s Nest: Tonight’s picks for the Elite Eight
The Sweet Sixteen round begins tonight, with four games on tap and then four more Friday night.  Two regional finals will be held Saturday and two more on Sunday.  My bracket is toast, but that won't stop me from picking on from here. 
Tomorrow I'll give you a preview of Frid…

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