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PIAA Championship Game Schedule

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 9:46 PM
2015 PIAA CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES At Hershey, Pa. FRIDAY, MARCH 20 GIRLS (AA) Neumann-Goretti vs. Seton La Salle, 12:00 BOYS (A) Constitution vs. Farrell, 2:00 GIRLS (AAAA) Central Bucks West vs. Cumberland Valley, 6:00 BOYS (AAA) Neumann-Goretti vs. Archbishop Carroll, 8:00 SATURDAY, MARCH 21 GIRLS... Read more

How Boop Wants The Bracket to Play Out ...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 3:24 AM
Everywhere you turn over the next couple of days you will find someone telling you how they filled out their NCAA Bracket based on which school they think will win each game. Not here. This is our bracket based solely on which team we WANT to win in each matchup. And why. FIRST/SECOND ROUND EAST... Read more

NCAA Times, TV

Monday, March 16, 2015, 12:57 AM
NCAA TOURNAMENT TV SCHEDULE TUESDAY Hampton Manhattan truTV 6:40 Brigham Young Mississippi truTV 9:10 WEDNESDAY North Florida Robert Morris truTV 6:40 Boise St. Dayton truTV 9:10 THURSDAY Notre Dame Northeastern CBS 12:15 Iowa... Read more

What Are Temple's Chances?

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 10:11 AM
At least statistically, it seems very good ... As of Sunday morning, the three RPIs that we look at all had Temple at 34, 19th among schools that are in the At-Large Pool so far. At least three Sunday title-game losers will move ahead of them, and if Connecticut wins the Owls' conference (AAC), a... Read more

Saturday/Sunday Conference Tournament TV Schedule

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 2:58 AM
SATURDAY Am East (C): Stony Brook at Albany, 11 a.m. (ESPN2) Big 10 (S): Wisconsin vs. Purdue, 1:00 (CBS) MEAC (C): Delaware St. vs. Hampton, 1:00 (ESPN2) SEC (S): Kentucky vs. Auburn, 1:00 (ESPN) A10 (S): Davidson vs. VCU, 1:30 (CBSSN) Sun Belt (S): Georgia St. vs. La.-Lafayette, 2:00 AAC (S):... Read more

Friday's Conference Tournament TV Schedule

Friday, March 13, 2015, 2:46 AM
A10 (Q): Davidson vs. La Salle, 12:00 (NBCSN) AAC (Q): Southern Methodist vs. East Carolina, 12:00 (ESPN2) Big 10 (Q): Wisconsin vs. Michigan, 12:00 (ESPN) SEC (Q): Kentucky vs. Florida, 1:00 (SEC) Big 10 (Q): Purdue vs. Penn St., 2:25 (ESPN) AAC (Q): Temple vs. Memphis, 2:30 (ESPN2) A10 (Q): Richmond... Read more

Thursday's Conference Tournament Schedule (with TV)

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 2:41 AM
ACC (Qtr): Virginia vs. Florida St., 12:00 (ESPN) A10 (2nd): Massachusetts vs. La Salle, 12:00 (NBCSN) Big East (Qtr): Villanova vs. Marquette, 12:00 (FS1) Big 10 (2nd): Illinois vs. Michigan, 12:00 (B10) Big 12 (Qtr): Baylor vs. West Virginia, 12:30 (ESPN2) Big Sky (1st): Eastern Washington vs... Read more

Wednesday's College Hoops Schedule

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 1:15 AM
If it is helpful to me, perhaps it is helpful to somebody else. Therefore, I present Wednesday's 33-game college basketball conference tournament schedule, chronologically: ACC (2nd): Clemson vs. Florida St., 12 CUSA (1st): UTSA vs. FIU, 1 ACC (2nd): North Carolina vs. Boston College, 2:30 MWC... Read more

Who's In ... And Who's Looking In (March 15, 5:45 p.m.)

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 1:11 PM
Below is our very, very liberal At-Large Pool of teams that have been eliminated from their conference championships (Sunday morning RPI of 69 or better) and a list of the Automatic Bids so far ... UPDATED Sunday, March 15, 5:45 p.m. AT-LARGE POOL (69 RPI or better) At-Large Bids... Read more

Who's left on the Oregon Trail?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 8:34 PM
As an aide to Chip Kelly, here is a list of the 26 current NFL players out of the University of Oregon who have yet to join the Chipster in Philadelphia ... Let me know if I missed anybody ... Player Pos. Mark Asper G LeGarrette Blount RB John Boyett FS Jarius Byrd DB Kellen... Read more
About this blog

Boop – who goes by Bob Vetrone Jr. when he is undercover or paying bills – has been at the Daily News since 1982, after working for five years at the Philadelphia Bulletin up to its closing. Along with helping to build the sports scoreboards most nights, he has had great input into the papers’ special sports pullouts – March Madness, Broad Street Run, Record Breakers, Greatest Moments – as well as its day-to-day, award-winning event coverage.

A 1980 graduate of North Catholic, he took some evening college courses. Those lasted right up until the first conflict with a Big 5 doubleheader.

His favorite books growing up were the NBA Guide and the Baseball Encyclopedia, which was, for all intents and purposes, the Internet before there was an Internet.

He has been immersed in sports statistics since the early 70s, when his father (long-time sports writer, broadcaster and the Daily News’ Buck The Bartender), would take him into the Bulletin newsroom overnight in the summer and let him update the Phillies statistics in a little, black spiral notebook. But things have changed tremendously in the decades since … He now uses a big, black spiral notebook.

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