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April 3, 2023

San Diego State and Connecticut advanced to the NCAA mens basketball final. The Aztecs beat Florida Atlantic on a buzzer beater by Lamont Butler.
Congratulations to the wimen’s champion LSU, which beat Caitlin Clark and Iowa in the final. LSU won in Kim Mulkey’s second year as coach.
Congrats to a great CLASS that has truly earned the honor of being selected to the NAISMITH BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME! It included Dewyane Wade, Dirk Nowitzki, Gregg Popovich and Gene Keady among others.
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March 27, 2023

The Final Four is set. Florida Atlantic is the biggest surprise as a ninth seed. The C-USA champion won 35 games under Dusty May.
Connecticut is playing the best basketball, with all four NCAA tourney win by 15 or more points.
Miami surprised Texas, rallying from a 13-point deficit in the second half.
San Diego State knocked off Alabama and Creighton to advance to Houston.
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March 20, 2023

The Sweet 16 is set. The SEC and Big East have three left. The Big 12 has two. The ACC, Mountain West, AAC, Ivy, WCC, Pac-12, Big 10 and C-USA have one each.
We have seen a number of shockers. Kansas and Purdue were 1-seeds ousted. Arizona and Marquette were two-seeds ousted.
Familiar names like Duke, Kansas and Kentucky are missing. Florida Atlantic and Princeton are still alive.
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March 12, 2023

The NCAA Tournament is set. The four #1 seeds were as expected though Kansas got a tough break being sent West. The region includes UCLA, Gonzaga, Arkansas, Connecticut. The East is tough with Purdue, Marquette, Kansas State, Kentucky, Tennessee, Duke, Memphis.
I feel for teams like Clemson, Rutgers and Vanderbilt that were left out. Maybe NC State and Nevada could have been left out. Clemson beat NC State by double figures three times. Vanderbilt beat Kentucky twice, Tennessee, Auburn, Arkansas, Mississippi State and Pittsburgh. Jerry Stackhouse did all he could.
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March 6, 2023

 

We are a week away from Selection Sunday. This could be the wildest NCAA Tournament ever. The key word is unpredictable. Marquette was picked ninth in the Big East preseason poll and they won the league. Kansas State was picked last in the Big 12 preseason poll and they shined under Jerome Tang.
The NBA saw Milwaukee’s 16-game win streak snapped by Philadelphia.
 “In 2020, Kennesaw State won one game. The Owls are now in the big dance!"
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February 27, 2023

It was a great weekend in college basketball.
Arizona State stunned Arizona on a 60-foot shot. Florida State rallied from a 25-point deficit to shock Miami. Michigan and Iowa hit buzzer beaters to send the respective games in overtime. Baylor knocked off Texas in a key Big 12 showdown.
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February 20, 2023

 

We are getting close to Championship Week and this year could be wild. Teams will battle for improved seeding in the big dance. There are a few bubble teams that are surprising. North Carolina was preseason #1 and now 0-9 vs. Quad 1 opponents. The Tar Heels need a strong showing in the ACC tourney.
The NBA had its all-star break and the Bucks have been hot, winning 12 straight.
I had a great time calling the Duke-Syracuse game. Thanks to Orange AD John Wildhack, my former ESPN boss.
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February 13, 2023

Congratulations to LeBron James on becoming the NBAs all-time scoring leader. He passed Kareem ABDUL-Jabbar.
Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on a Super Bowl win over the Eagles.Patrick Mahomes was the first player to win NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP since 1999.
The NBA trade deadline saw plenty of moves. Kyrie Irving went to Dallas, Kevin Durant went to Phoenix, Russell Westbrook landed in Utah, Mo Bamba went to the Lakers while James Wiseman went to the Pistons. Eric Gordon ended up a Clipper..
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February 5, 2023

There was Hoosier Hysteria as Indiana beat #1 Purdue. There was enthusiasm and energy in Bloomington, a special environment.
There were a number of big college games Saturday. Duke edged North Carolina, Tennessee got past Auburn, Texas beat Kansas State and St. Mary’s beat Gonzaga in overtime.
Tom Brady announced his retirement. He won a record seven Super Bowls and set numerous passing records. Enjoy retirement Tom.
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January 30, 2023

Tennessee had a great win over Texas. I was so impressed with Rick Barnes’ team defense. Kansas got a big win over Kentucky.
Congratulations to the Super Bowl participants Philadelphia and Kansas City.
Novak Djokovic and Aryna Sabalenka won the Australian Open singles titles.
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January 23, 2023

The Australian Open saw plenty of upsets. Rafael Nadal lost to Mackenzie McDonald. Case Ruud fell to Jenson Brooksby. Ons Jabeur also lost in round two.Four American men advanced to the round of 16!

Notre Dame basketball coach Mike Brey announced his retirement at the end of this season, his 23rd with the Irish. Gonzaga saw its 75-game home win streak ended by Loyola-Marymount. The Zags had won 93 straight vs. unranked teams.

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January 16, 2023

Congratulations to the Georgia Bulldogs, winners of consecutive national football championships. They blew out TCU, 65-7 in the title game as Stetson Bennett starred.
The Jaguars rallied from a 27-0 deficit to beat the Chargers. The Giants upset the Vikings.
College basketball saw many upsets. One team that survived was Kansas, edging Iowa State.
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January 9, 2023

Congratulations to the Jacksonville Jaguars, winners of the AFC South thanks to a win over the Titans. The Dolphins made the playoffs with an 11-6 win over the Jets plus a Patriots loss.
Kansas State had a special week, winning at Texas and at Baylor. Iowa State won at Oklahoma and at TCU. Another school needing PR is Florida Atlantic, leaders in Conference USA and winners of 13 straight.
Congratulations to Novak Djokovic, who won his 92nd ATP title in an Australian Open warmup.
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January 2, 2023

Georgia and TCU advanced to the national championship game. The Bulldogs rallied to beat Ohio State. TCU won a wild one over Michigan.
I’ve watched lots of hoops in my lifetime and I witnessed the GREATEST INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE I have ever seen. Luka Doncic had a magical effort with 60 POINTS-20 REBOUNDS and 11 ASSISTS in a game where each point-rebound-assist was needed in a close win over the Knicks.
Connecticut fell from the unbeaten ranks, losing at Xavier. Purdue and New Mexico started 2023 as the lone unbeaten left in Division 1.
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December 26, 2022

I hope everyone had a great Christmas. I enjoyed time with mybfamily in the Cayman Islands.
The NFL and NBA were busy during the holidays. The Niners and Bengals extended their win streaks. The Bills won the AFC East. The Texans snapped a nine-game losing streak. The NBA saw the Sixers knock off the Knicks as Joel Embiid starred.
There were many college hoop surprises. Eastern Illinois, a 31 1/2-point underdog, won at Iowa. Wofford stunned Texas A&M. Utah Valley won at Oregon. North Alabama won at Mississippi. Drake beat previously-unbeaten Mississippi State. Saint Louis fell against SIU-Edwardsville.
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December 19, 2022

It was a great week in sports.
Congratulations to USC’s Caleb Williams, who won the Heisman Trophy.
Britney Griner was finally released from a Russian prison.
College basketball saw plenty of exciting moments. Alabama won at Houston. Illinois rallied to beat Texas. Arizona knocked off Indiana.
The World Cup gave many thrilling memories as Argentina, Croatia, France and Morocco made the semifinals.
The Philadelphia Eagles continued to dominate, putting up 48 against the Giants. The Bucs continued to struggle, falling to the Niners.
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December 12, 2022

It was a great week in sports.
Congratulations to USC’s Caleb Williams, who won the Heisman Trophy.
Britney Griner was finally released from a Russian prison.
College basketball saw plenty of exciting moments. Alabama won at Houston. Illinois rallied to beat Texas. Arizona knocked off Indiana.
The World Cup gave many thrilling memories as Argentina, Croatia, France and Morocco made the semifinals.
The Philadelphia Eagles continued to dominate, putting up 48 against the Giants. The Bucs continued to struggle, falling to the Niners.
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December 5, 2022

The football playoff is set as Georgia, Michigan, TCU and Ohio State made it. Georgia won the SEC football championship while Michigan won the Big Ten title. There were upsets as TCU lost to Kansas State in the Big 12 while USC lost to Utah in the Pac-12.
The US was eliminated in the World Cup, falling to the Netherlands. France and England advanced to the quarterfinals.
The Eagles continued to impress, blowing out the Titans. The Bengals got past the Chiefs. The Niners knocked off the Dolphins.
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November 28, 2022

The World Cup saw one of the biggest upsets ever. Saudi Arabia, ranked 51st in the world rankings, stunned one of the tourney’s favorites, Argentina, 2-1.
There were other shockers as Costa Rica, coming off a 7-0 loss, stunned Japan. Belgium was beaten by Morocco.
College basketball saw a wild week too. Purdue impressed with easy wins over Gonzaga and Duke. North Carolina lost twice, including a four-overtime battle vs. Alabama. Tennessee knocked off Kansas in the Bahamas. Arizona beat Creighton to win the Maui Invitational. I called Oklahoma’s win over Mississippi at Disney.
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November 21, 2022

It was a great week in college basketball. Kansas beat Duke, Michigan State beat Kentucky and Villanova. Texas took care of Gonzaga. Indiana edged Xavier. Virginia beat Illinois and Baylor in Las Vegas.
College football saw several contenders challenged. TCU, Michigan, Ohio State and USC survived. Tennessee was blown out at South Carolina.
The Lions were impressive in beating the Giants. The Eagles rallied to beat the Colts. The Cowboys buried the Vikings.
Congratulations to Novak Djokovic on winning the ATP final. He beat Casper Ruud in Italy.
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Quote of the Week

 
 Keep battling and fighting to achieve your goals! - Dick Vitale