Thursday, March 29, 2012
How do you get to the Final Four? It helps to have the best players.
Mike Huguenin reports at Yahoo Sports! Rivals.com that Talent wins out: Final Four rosters filled with former four- and five-star recruits
Monday, March 26, 2012
Tiger Woods is back on the winning track in the golf game for his first win since September 2009 as he won the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard by 5 strokes at 13-under par.
For the story see The Official Site of the PGA TOUR - PGATOUR.com
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Jeff Seisser has the story at NCAA Div. III men's basketball: UW-Whitewater rallies from 18-point deficit to win title, writing inter alia:
"The UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team rallied to make history.Read the whole thing here.
The Warhawks came back from an 18-point deficit in the second half to grab the NCAA Division III championship from Cabrini College (Pa.), winning 63-60 on Saturday night to become the first team in Division III history to win national titles in both football and basketball in the same school year."
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Are you kidding me?
It would take an unlikely miracle, indeed, 10 miracles,
for any bracket to have survived the first round of 64 unscathed,
as lower-seeded teams beat higher-seeded teams in 10 of the 32 games.
Even when higher-seeded teams won
it was sometimes an "upset" as in the decisive 77-64 win
of 8th-seeded Iowa State over 9th-seeded Connecticut,
a result prognosticated in less than a majority of the brackets.
Here are the schockers in the first round of 64,
where lower-seeded teams beat higher-seeded teams:
(in 4 of 8 games the lower-seeded team won, including the 15th seed,
and, as noted, the clear Iowa State win over UConn was a shocker to this observer)
15th-seeded Lehigh beat 2nd-seeded Duke 75-70
12th-seeded VCU beat 5th-seeded Wichita State 62-59
11th-seeded Colorado beat 6th-seeded UNLV 68-64
10th-seeded Xavier beat 7th-seeded Notre Dame 67-63
(in 2 of 8 games the lower-seeded team won, including the 15th seed)
15th-seeded Norfolk State beat 2nd-seeded Missouri 86-84
9th-seeded Saint Louis beat 8th-seeded Memphis 61-54
(the higher-seeded team won all games)
(in 4 of 8 games the lower-seeded team won, including the 13th seed)
13th-seeded Ohio beat 4th-seeded Michigan 65-60
12th-seeded South Florida beat 5th-seeded Temple 58-44
11th-seeded N.C. State beat 6th-seeded San Diego State 79-65
10th-seeded Purdue beat 7th-seeded St. Mary's 72-69
Who would have expected Duke AND Missouri to get beaten, two teams surely in the Final Four or at least the Elite Eight on many brackets. Indeed, Missouri had been so dominant in the closing Big 12 Championship Tournament that it looked like a world beater, and now a loss to Norfolk State. Basketball is truly an exciting game.
Most Popular Posts of All Time
Ndamukong Suh agrees to 5-year deal with Lions | freep.com | Detroit Free Press : "- Sent using Google Toolbar"
UPDATE TO THIS POST at http://sportpundit.blogspot.com/2011/07/college-football-preseason-rankings.html __________________________________...
College Football Bowl Game Predictions 2013 Season for the 2013-2014 Bowls, by SportPundit The BCS bowl matchups this year on the whole ar...
Svellnosbreen, Spiterstulen, Jotunheimen : Extreme Sports : Glacier Climbing in Norway as a Guided TourDid someone say "extreme sports"? Bloggers do not just sit at their PCs. How about glacier climbing in Jotunheimen in Norway? We l...
College Football Bowl Game Predictions 2011-2012 for NCAA FBS Games -- by SportPundit -- using YPPSYS (the Yards Per Play System) Here are...
This post is an update of a previous posting at http://sportpundit.blogspot.com/2011/06/college-football-fbs-2011-preseason.html . The pol...
Update : line and CFPT average computer spread updates as well as some prediction changes for the reasons given there are found at the next...
Our game predictions for the 1st week of College Football 2011 (Week One) are based upon our YPPSYS Preseason College Football Rankings 201...
College Football Predictions and Results for Week 8 2012 by SportPundit and the Yards Per Play System YPPSYSUpdate, Sunday October 21, 2012. Final prediction results for Week 8 2012. ____________ We were 46-10 in calling the winner of the game...
Bowl Game Prediction RESULTS for 2012-2013 by SportPundit and YPPSYS for FBS & BCS College Football BowlsUpdate: The initial good news is that we picked Alabama as the national champion in our preseason rankings and that is how the season a...
The ISandIS Network
Our Websites and Blogs: 3D Printing and More 99 is not 100 Aabecis AK Photo Blog Ancient Egypt Weblog Ancient Signs (the book) Ancient World Blog AndisKaulins.com Anthropomorphic Design Archaeology Travel Photos (blog) Archaeology Travel Photos (Flickr) Archaeo Pundit Arts Pundit Astrology and Birth Baltic Coachman Bible Pundit Biotechnology Pundit Book Pundit Chronology of the Ancient World Computer Pundit DVD Pundit Easter Island Script Echolat edu.edu Einstein’s Voice Energy Environment and Climate Blog Etruscan Bronze Liver of Piacenza EU Laws EU Legal EU Pundit FaceBook Pundit Gadget Pundit Garden Pundit Golf Pundit Google Pundit Gourmet Pundit Hand Proof HousePundit Human Migrations Idea Pundit Illyrian Language Indus Valley Script Infinity One : The Secret of the First Disk (the game) Jostandis Journal Pundit Kaulins Genealogy Blog Kaulinsium Kiel & Kieler Latvian Blog LawPundit.com Law Pundit Blog LexiLine.com LexiLine Group Lexiline Journal Library Pundit Lingwhizt LinkedIn Literary Pundit Magnifichess Make it Music Maps and Cartography Megalithic World Megaliths Blog) Megaliths.net Minoan Culture Mutatis Mutandis Nanotech Pundit Nostratic Languages Official Pundit Phaistos Disc Pharaonic Hieroglyphs Photo Blog of the World Pinterest Prehistoric Art Pundit Private Wealth Blog PunditMania Quanticalian Quick to Travel Quill Pundit Road Pundit Shelfari SlideShare (akaulins) Sport Pundit Star Pundit Stars Stones and Scholars (blog) Stars Stones and Scholars (book) Stonehenge Pundit The Enchanted Glass Twitter Pundit UbiquitousPundit Vision of Change VoicePundit WatchPundit Wine Pundit Word Pundit xistmz YahooPundit zistmz