Sunday, May 24, 2015

1955-56 San Francisco Team Profile

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 1:20 AM
All week, we will be profiling the seven undefeated NCAA Champions ... 1955-56 SAN FRANCISCO (29-0) Click here for their game-by-game results Location: San Francisco, Cal. Conference: California Basketball Association (West Coast Conference). Bid: Automatic. Opponents’ final record: 415-326... Read more

Undefeated NCAA Champions — 1972-73 UCLA

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 1:05 AM
A look at one of the seven undefeated Men's NCAA Division I Basketball Champions: 1972-73 UCLA (30-0) Click here for their game-by-game results Date Opponent Final W-L Result Nov. 25 Wisconsin 11-13 W 94-53 Dec. 1 Bradley 12-14 W 73-38 Dec. 2 Pacific 14-12 W 81-48 ... Read more

Undefeated NCAA Champions — 1971-72 UCLA

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 1:23 AM
A look at one of the seven undefeated Men's NCAA Division I Basketball Champions: 1971-72 UCLA (30-0) Click here for team profile Date Opponent Final W-L Result Dec. 3 The Citadel 12-13 W 105-49 Dec. 4 Iowa 11-13 W 106-72 Dec. 10 Iowa St. 12-14 W 110-81 Dec. 11 Texas... Read more

Undefeated NCAA Champions — 1966-67 UCLA

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 1:24 AM
A look at one of the seven undefeated Men's NCAA Division I Basketball Champions: 1966-67 UCLA (30-0) Click here for team profile Date Opponent Final W-L Result (*OT Period) Dec. 3 Southern Cal 13-12 W 105-90 Dec. 9 Duke 18- 9 W 88-54 Dec. 10 Duke 18- 9 W 107-87 ... Read more

Undefeated NCAA Champions — 1963-64 UCLA

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 1:25 AM
A look at one of the seven undefeated Men's NCAA Division I Basketball Champions: 1963-64 UCLA (30-0) Click here for team profile Date Opponent Final W-L Result Dec. 6 Brigham Young 13-12 W 113-71 Dec. 7 Butler 13-13 W 80-65 Dec. 13 vs. Kansas St. (at Lawrence, Kan.) ... Read more

Undefeated NCAA Champions — 1975-76 Indiana

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 3:53 AM
A look at one of the seven undefeated Men's NCAA Division I Basketball Champions: 1975-76 INDIANA (32-0) Click here for the team profile Date Opponent Final W-L Result (*OT Period) Nov. 29 vs. UCLA (at St. Louis, Mo.) 27- 5 W 84-64 Dec. 8 vs. Florida St. (at Indianapolis... Read more

Undefeated NCAA Champions — 1956-57 North Carolina

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 1:26 AM
A look at one of the seven undefeated Men's NCAA Division I Basketball Champions: 1956-57 NORTH CAROLINA (32-0) Click here for the team profile Date Opponent Final W-L Result (*OT period) Dec. 4 Furman 10-17 W 94-66 Dec. 8 vs. Clemson (at Charlotte, N.C.) 7-17 W 94-75 ... Read more

Undefeated NCAA Champions — 1955-56 San Francisco

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 1:27 AM
A look at one of the seven undefeated Men's NCAA Division I Basketball Champions: 1955-56 SAN FRANCISCO (29-0) Click here for the team profile Date Opponent Final W-L Result Dec. 2 Chico St. 12-13 W 70-39 Dec. 3 Southern Cal 14-12 W 58-42 Dec. 6 San Francisco St. 14-11 ... Read more

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
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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Bob Vetrone Jr.
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