The Omaha World-Herald asked former Northern Iowa guard (and current Nebraska graduate assistant) Ali Farokhmanesh to pose as a reporter and interview Kansas fans in Omaha this weekend about their favorite and worst NCAA tournament memories.
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|Team||# of Entries||Percentage|
|SF Austin (WD..wtf?)||1||0.15|
|NO PICKS MADE||16||2.44|
|656 Total Entries|
Just a little table. Kind of interesting. Lots of entries this year. Obviously there is an overwhelming favorite taking with over 54% of people picking UK to take the title. This lead to only a handfull of teams picked to win it all.
Per various outlets, Michigan basketball assistant Jeff Meyer is in the mix for the Liberty University head coach position. He was the head man at LU for 16 years before being fired in 1997. It's probably worth noting that LU is a private Christian school and would probably be looking for an experienced coach who is also an Evangelical Christian (which Meyer is).
This would be a huge loss for Michigan. Aside from his coaching prowess, Meyer is the probably the best recruiter on Beilein's staff. He was the lead man on many of UM's highly rated recruits, including top 5 player Mitch McGary.
As a preemptive reminder - there is a no politics/religion rule.
As the horn sounded, Tom Crean looked at official Kipp Kissinger (Nebraska native) across the floor and said, "You suck."— Dirk Chatelain (@dirkchatelain) March 20, 2015
You've been hit by You've been struck by A smooth Crean-imal
Before reading this, I suggest you read Brian's evisceration (from earlier this weekd) of the claims that college bball is having some sort of scoring crisis. That being said, Grantland attempted to stoke the phatom fires today with this article:
To his credit, Phillips mentions the real issue with college bball--the endless timeouts--but only in briefly and only after jumping on the Seth Davis scoring crisis train.
This article does raise one interesting hypothetical question. Can the NCAA make rule changes for the sake of increasing the entertainment value of the game without compromising their position that NCAA isn't really about entertainment but instead about creating student athletes? Are the two mutually exclusive?