in re: is GRIII on a tear
According to USA Today and Jim Delany the move to a 96 team tournament seems 'probable'. The NCAA board will discuss it further on April 29, and must apparently decide by this summer if they want to opt out of the last three years of their 11 year, $6 billion (!) agreement with CBS.
I know this has been discussed on here before, but for it to seem probably in my mind sucks. How about we just give everyone a trophy just for trying.
I think this match up poses some interesting issues for a Michigan fan. For me, before the RichRod hire, I'd certainly be pulling for WVA (because they're the underdog, not a perennial power, at a recruiting disadvantage, etc.). Plus, for a long time I hated Duke, although I recently started questioning that sentiment (because they run a clean program, play solid team basketball, eschew 1 and dones - some admirable qualities for a school in my opinion). Also, until this year, it had been a while since they've been the powerhouse they used to be. Anyway, I think I've downgraded my Duke "hate" to "dislike."
Then, there is the RichRod thing. Should we as a fan base be obligated to dislike a fan base that HATES us so much? Normally, I'd say no, but I think the way the school dragged our coach through the mud deserves some animosity.
So, after my internal debate, I feel that I dislike both schools about equally and I'll just be hoping for an entertaining game. Beyond that, the only team that I'd be happy to see cutting down the nets next week is Butler. I know I'm not the only one hoping for that.
Anyway, will you be cheering for Duke or WVA and why?
We're the #3 seed in the Midwest Region, we play Bemidji State who is the #2 seed.
Miami is the #1 seed who will be playing #4 UA-Huntsville.
Our game is Saturday nite at 7:30.
Since the yahoo bracket pick 'em mentioned on the front page is full, I decided to start a second one.
Group ID# 162000
Haven't seen an update on the board in a while.
As I try to fill out my bracket, I keep coming across Big XII teams that seem to be seeded / ranked higher than my impression of them. Anyone out there watch much Big XII hoops this year? I'm inclined to think that a lot of them are over rated. I want to pick KSU to go down in the second round to BYU, A&M to go down to Utah State and I don't really believe in Baylor. Problem with picking A&M to lose is that Purdue is the 4 in that bracket and they are obviously mortally wounded. Am I about to kill my bracket?