02 April 2011

Butler and UConn To Play For National Championship


Two teams have given it their all to be in this position to play to be crowned king of the dance 2011. But I highly doubt that anybody saw these two teams to be in this position. But it will be the Butler Bulldogs and the Connecticut Huskies dueling for the national championship on Monday night. 
The Bulldogs are aiming to finish off what they were unable to do last year when they barely lost to the Duke Blue Devils in the title game. Butler fought hard and lived on the edge every game of this NCAA Tournament and it culminated with them hanging on to beat the even more surprising Virginia Commonwealth Rams today in the first national semifinal by a 70-62 score. 
And for the Connecticut Huskies, a team that some did not even think would make the NCAA's before the season, they will be making their third appearance in a title game and they won in their first two appearances. This young and inexperienced team was led all season by the simply incredible play by Kemba Walker, who has proven that there is nothing that he cannot do. And now after just getting by the Kentucky Wildcats in the second national semifinal 56-55, they will be playing for all the marbles. 
It will be the Huskies and the Bulldogs. In a tournament chock full of surprises and shocks, can we really forecast what could go down in the national championship game?
Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, and Steve Kerr recap Semifinal Saturday from Reliant Stadium in Houston.

31 March 2011

MLB on Fox Schedule: April 2nd

As the 2011 MLB season kicks off, as does another season of MLB on Fox. A trifecta of great baseball games will be shown across the nation on the Fox network at 4:00 this Saturday. Continue reading to find out who will be calling these games and what game you can find on your television come Saturday.

30 March 2011

MLB Opening Day Television Schedule

Can somebody tell me why Opening Day is not a national holiday? Anyways Thursday is Opening Day for the 2011 Major League Baseball season and here is the schedule for all of the games on the day's menu on television.

2011 Final Four Picks

Try telling me you saw this Final Four coming with Connecticut, Kentucky, Butler and Virginia Commonwealth all playing with a chance to win it all. I'm still stunned by the tournament this year.
Anyways, who do I think will be playing for all the marbles on Monday for the national championship?

28 March 2011

2011 NFL Mock Draft: Which Quarterback Will Go Number 1?

I am pretty certain that after all, the Carolina Panthers will draft a quarterback with the first overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. But which one will they choose, Cam Newton of Auburn or Blaine Gabbert of Missouri? Continue reading for my answer in my seventh NFL mock draft. 

27 March 2011

2011 NCAA Tournament Final Four & National Championship Game Television Schedule

The Final Four has been set as Butler, Connecticut, Virginia Commonwealth, and Kentucky have fought all all opponents to advance to the biggest stage in college sports. Check out the television schedule and the announcers for their games this Saturday as well as the National Title game the following Monday.

Kentucky Holds Off North Carolina, Advances To Final Four

For the first time since 1998, the Kentucky Wildcats are headed to the Final Four after they held off a late charge from the North Carolina Tar Heels to win the East regional, 76-69. The Wildcats took control early with their hot shooting and they led throughout, although UNC certainly made it interesting late. Brandon Knight led all scorers with 22 points and DeAndre Liggins hit a clutch three pointer with 37 seconds remaining to give the Wildcats a four point lead (although replays showed his foot was on the line).
Kentucky will be making their fourteenth appearance in a Final Four and coach John Calipari is taking his third school to the round of four. They will be taking on the Connecticut Huskies this Saturday on CBS for the right to reach the National Championship game.
Jim Nantz and Clark Kellogg recap from Newark.

Kevin Harvick wins the Auto Club 400

Kevin Harvick only led one lap of the Auto Club 400 today at Auto Club Speedway but it was the most important one as it gave him the victory. Kyle Busch dominated the race and led over half of the laps (151) but it looked like Jimmie Johnson would get the victory when he took the lead but it was Harvick who roared across the finish line first for his first victory of the season. This is the Bakersfield native's first victory at Fontana in the Sprint Cup Series.
Continue reading for more post-race coverage.

VCU Reaches 2011 Final Four After Defeating Kansas

Can somebody explain this to me? Virginia Commonwealth, who a couple of weeks ago did not deserve to even make the 2011 NCAA Tournament, makes a seemingly miraculous run to the Final Four by defeating USC in the First Four, then Georgetown, Purdue, Florida State, and the top seed in the Southwest region, the Kansas Jayhawks, to get there? Even as I am writing this it seems improbable and miraculous. But behind  terrific three point shooting and an awesome performance from Jamie Skeen (26 points), the Rams are headed to the Final Four after defeating Kansas 71-61 today in the Southwest regional final.
This will be VCU's first Final Four appearance ever. Meanwhile, this will be the first Final Four since 2006 and the third time overall that no number one seeds made the Final Four since seeding began over thirty years ago. This is only the third time, and we all remember the last time, that an 11 seed is one of the Final Four teams, which is the lowest seed ever to win a region.
The Rams will take on the Butler Bulldogs, no stranger to shocking Final Four runs, on Saturday down in Houston and the winner will advance to the National Championship game.
Check out the highlights from the Alamodome.