Revolutionary Fab Five still resonates Wetzel has a piece on the Fab Five reunion and how important they are today. I know Michigan fans have a wide range of feelings on this one but at some point I think they have to be forgiven.
In Tournaments, N.C.A.A. Shines at Its Athletes’ Expense
The New York Times reminds us what exactly what the NCAA tournament is: a business. Continuing with the Fab Five, I found it interesting that the Fab Five was featured in just about every NCAA feature video at the Big Ten Tournament and the NCAA tournament in Kansas City. The games don’t count but of course the NCAA can still use them in their commercials for their own promotion.
UConn Game Recap (4/4/09)
There was some basketball played over the weekend and Michigan State took care of their business. There is no denying that MSU is running a top notch program (one of the best of the 2000’s?) but for everyone worrying about recruiting I ask you this: if MSU loses on Saturday does it change their program? Michigan State is going to get their recruits no matter what — Michigan just has to worry about themselves.
National Championship Game Preview There’s also a game tonight and Spartans Weblog is the place for the preview. I loved Michigan State’s chances on Saturday but I don’t think they have a shot tonight. KenPom only likes Carolina by 3 while Vegas likes Carolina by 7.5.
The Life of a Referee
The number of games that an official works is downright ridiculous. Check out StatSheet’s referee statistics as well, shockingly Mr. Hightower only comes in at 23rd in number of games officiated.