Michigan St. is headed to yet another Sweet 16; the 2012 version of the Spartans is a mirror image of previous years' teams, full of grit, girth and intelligence.
Usually, when we say that there should be a movie about a team, it's in the vein of the generic sports flick. But this script is the kind that Michael Mann might direct. It's gritty. It's full of sordid details.
While I'm all for objectivity, I do have to admit that I can't be objective about what transpired Friday night. I'm a proud Lehigh alum. I drove three hours to watch the Lehigh vs. Duke game in Greensboro, N.C. and three more to get home.
"Where's your Green Card!" That was the despicable taunt that met Kansas State guard Angel Rodriguez during the first-round game against the University of Southern Mississippi. Never mind that Rodriguez is a U.S. citizen.
This week, March Madness extended beyond college basketball to the GOP presidential contest as former 16th-seed-turned-title-contender Rick Santorum continued his bracket-busting run by shooting the lights out in Mississippi and Alabama to win the South regional. Luckily for Mitt Romney, the GOP nomination, unlike the NCAA tournament, is not a one-and-done competition -- but it's looking more and more like the game might go down to the final buzzer, if not into overtime. Will the GOP convention actually end up being a jump ball? It might if Romney continues to babble on about all the super-rich sports team owners he knows (this week's gaffe centered on Peyton Manning's free agency). Here's an idea: Romney should just release a list of all the super-rich sports team owners he knows and get it over with. Or perhaps it would be simpler if he just named the super-rich sports team owners he doesn't know.
First of all, I have a good reason, as a lifelong Democrat, to not want to reelect Obama this fall. No, it has nothing to do with his policies -- dom...
When Duke entered the NCAA Tournament without any sign of a true lockdown defense, it became perhaps one of the most vulnerable Blue Devil teams in recent memory; certainly as a 2 seed.
Republican pandering to Puerto Ricans will end with the closing of the polls Sunday. Then, it's back to immigrant-bashing and fear mongering. And these Republican candidates will learn that a few days of empty promises in Puerto Rico won't fool Latinos anywhere.
#1 seed Syracuse survived against #16 UNC Asheville 72-65. A couple of questionable calls down the stretch helped the Orange.
The Syracuse Orange entered the NCAA Tournament full of uncertainty with the loss of starting center Fab Melo to eligibility issues. After barely grazing past 16 seeded UNC Asheville in a shockingly close 72-65 win, such doubt has been fully validated. Once thought of as a legitimate national title contender thanks in large part to its normally suffocating 2-3 matchup zone, Syracuse looked rather ordinary defensively without the seven-foot Melo in the middle.
Let's take an honest look at what will be the most likely fatal flaws that end Ohio State's season as early as the Sweet 16 but more likely the Elite Eight.
You can argue semantics and read statistics off of a piece of paper all day, but there's a reason this Syracuse team won 31 games before the NCAA tournament even started.
Wa-hoo, the Virginia men's basketball team made the NCAA Tournament and Friday will play Florida. Yet even if they pass the Gators, a new study shows our players will face a tougher opponent in May.
Why aren't we seeing to it that more of our student athletes graduate? That they all graduate?
Shocker! Trouble in Knicks land. Reports are surfacing that nobody likes each other. Losing has a way of fostering that.
It's March Madness again! And regular readers know that I'm not referring to basketball, but the new shops for spring so that we can refresh our wardrobes.