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Obama has Villanova in Final Four

Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 7:15 PM
Among the many tasks I've done while at is moderating comments on our site's blog posts and news articles. So I have a hunch that what I'm about to write will generate a rather substantial reaction. President Obama has picked Villanova to go to the Final Four. For the second year in a... Read more

Projecting the South Region

Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 6:54 AM
Before we get this started, you should know that Scottie Reynolds was voted as a first team All-America by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. For full disclosure, I am a member of the USBWA, as are many of the college basketball writers at the Inquirer and Daily News. Reynolds was a first-teamer... Read more

Projecting the East Region

Monday, March 15, 2010, 3:18 PM
Each year, I go through all four regions and explain my pick for each game. Here’s my breakdown of the East Region. First round 1. Kentucky over 16. East Tennessee State Easy enough. 8. Texas over 9. Wake Forest I’m one of many people who is shocked at how far Texas has fallen since... Read more

You vs. Me

Sunday, March 14, 2010, 10:40 PM
I am well aware that many of you think I have no idea what I'm talking about. And as happens every year, you now have the chance to prove it. I've set up a special group within's NCAA Tournament pick'em game for Soft Pretzel Logic readers. I hope you'll join me. There's a full-bracket... Read more

The NCAA Tournament's Philly flavor

Sunday, March 14, 2010, 7:32 PM
We already know about Temple, Villanova and even Lehigh. But Philadelphia's influence on the NCAA Tournament goes way beyond that. I've compiled a catalog of every player and head coach with ties to the Philadelphia area, as well as a list of all the teams in the NCAA Tournament that played against... Read more

Live blog: NCAA Tournament Selection Show

Sunday, March 14, 2010, 1:10 PM
We like to say that the first Thursday and Friday of the NCAA Tournament are the best days of the year in sports. But for many college basketball fans, Selection Sunday is the most nerve-wracking. It won't be as bad around here as it could be, because we know that Temple, Villanova and Lehigh are... Read more

Wrapping up the Big East quarterfinals

Thursday, March 11, 2010, 11:54 AM
NEW YORK - Villanova could not get past the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament, falling to Marquette, 80-76, at Madison Square Garden. There's much to discuss, and the comments have already been lively. Feel free to share your thoughts as well. Video highlights of Villanova and Marquette's... Read more

Games 41-44: Big East Tournament Second Round

Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 11:57 AM
NEW YORK - Villanova will face Marquette in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament after the Golden Eagles made a late surge to edge St. John's, 57-55. Marquette held a 27-17 lead at halftime after the Red Storm made only eight of 27 field goal attempts in the first 20 minutes. But St. John's... Read more

CBS, NCAA execs discuss NCAA Tournament's future

Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 12:33 AM
NEW YORK - CBS' NCAA Tournament media day is important in and of itself. But yesterday's event was an even bigger deal than usual, because NCAA basketball chief Greg Shaheen and Selection Committee chairman Dan Guerrero were in attendance. Shaheen, Guerrero and CBS Sports president Sean McManus all... Read more

A blizzard of Crunchy Numbers

Friday, February 5, 2010, 3:20 PM
Corrected after nayr83 pointed out in the comments that La Salle at Temple wasn't an official Big 5 game. The official schedule is here, if you're wondering. PROVIDENCE, R.I. - For as much as I enjoy train travel, five hours is a long time to sit and look out the window. So as my train to Boston makes... Read more
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