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CBS’ Bill Raftery excited to call Villanova, St. Joe’s in NCAA tournament

Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 4:22 PM
There’s never a bad time to talk college hoops with CBS and Fox Sports analyst Bill Raftery. But I must admit that after interviewing him and Verne Lundquist during Championship Week, I thought that was all I’d need for a while. Then Selection Sunday happened. Villanova and Saint Joseph’s... Read more

Here's my 2014 NCAA tournament bracket

Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 11:25 AM
As some of you know, we are nearing the end of the final season of MidMajority.com, one of the best college basketball sites of all time. It has become a thing among the MidMajority community to stop doing bracket predictions, and I've come around to that view in recent years. I'd much rather sit... Read more

Villanova loses to Seton Hall in Big East tournament on Sterling Gibbs' buzzer-beater

Thursday, March 13, 2014, 2:00 AM
NEW YORK - For yet another year, Villanova is going home from the Big East tournament early. The No. 1 seed Wildcats fell to No. 8 seed Seton Hall in the quarterfinals, 64-63, on Sterling Gibbs' buzzer-beater from just inside the three-point arc. It was a dramatic end to a classic afternoon at Madison... Read more

Villanova to face Seton Hall in Big East tournament quarterfinals

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 9:09 PM
NEW YORK - Seton Hall lost both of its regular season games to Butler in rather convincing fashion, including a regular season-ending 71-54 blowout at Hinkle Fieldhouse. In the first game of the Big East tournament, the Pirates got their revenge - but just barely. Thanks to 14 points and 12 rebounds... Read more

Bill Raftery dishes on the Big East and American Athletic Conference tournaments

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 2:39 PM
NEW YORK - Bill Raftery is in for a busy week. He'll be calling all the prime time games at the Big East tournament on Fox Sports 1, then on Sunday he'll cross the East River for the A-10 title game on CBS. To set the stage, I caught up with Raftery for a few minutes on Tuesday at CBS and Turner... Read more

WATCH: 2014 Army-Navy Preview

Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 7:25 PM
Army and Navy came to Philadelphia for a luncheon and Q&A session as they prepare to square off for the 114th time on Saturday, December 14 at Lincoln Financial Field. Philly.com's Jonathan Tannenwald, the Inquirer's Joe Juliano & the Daily News' John Smallwood look ahead to the game. Read more

College football notes from ESPN’s media day

Thursday, August 22, 2013, 3:57 PM
BRISTOL, Conn. - Every year, ESPN invites a bunch of media types to its headquarters so that they can talk to other media types about things in the media. Part of the event was dedicated to NFL coverage, another part to college football coverage, and the rest to showing off the big new digital studio... Read more

Temple, La Salle in ESPN's college hoops Tip-Off Marathon

Monday, August 12, 2013, 10:06 AM
We already knew that Temple will host Kent State on November 11, and that La Salle will host Quinnipiac on November 12. We now know the tip times for those games - and that both games will be on national television. That's right. Both games will be part of this year's college basketball tip-off marathon... Read more

Video: Analyzing the 76ers' 2013 NBA draft choices

Friday, June 28, 2013, 1:43 PM
I chatted with Cinesport's Justin Shackil for a few minutes about the 76ers landing Kentucky big man Nerlens Noel and Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams on a busy night at the NBA draft. Read more

Penn State to visit Pittsburgh in ACC-Big Ten Challenge

Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 2:13 PM
ESPN released the pairings for next season's ACC-Big Ten Challenge, and the series will feature an all-Pennsylvania showdown between Penn State and Pittsburgh. Pat Chambers' Nittany Lions will visit the Panthers in what should be one of Pitt's first marquee games as a member of the Atlantic Coast... Read more
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