March Madness

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…
Rupp fired as Louisiana Tech basketball coach
Louisiana Tech has fired men's basketball coach Kerry Rupp after four seasons in Ruston.
Tech won 24 games a year ago and played in the postseason, but this year the Bulldogs failed to qualify for the Western Athletic Conference basketball tournament...
ESPN reporting Pearl fired at Tennessee is reporting that the University of Tennessee has fired coach Bruce Pearl.
Pearl admitted lying to NCAA investigators about alleged violations.  He was suspended by the SEC for eight conference games as a result.  He has been working without a contract since that time...
Controversy From The Tourney
March Madness is always full of great finishes, memorable shots, unlikely heroes, and at times, controversy. The ending of the Arizona versus Texas game yesterday had all four.

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