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Bama BSC Crystal Shattered

Posted: April 16, 2012 in NCAA

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/7821303/alabama-crimson-tide-crystal-bcs-trophy-shattered-mishap

 

By Alex Scarborough

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A piece of history from the University of Alabama’s championship run was shattered on Saturday afternoon following the Crimson Tide‘s annual A-Day scrimmage.

 

The Coaches’ Trophy from this season’s BCS national title was accidentally knocked off its podium and shattered by a player’s father whose foot got caught on a rug that sits beneath the trophy display. The Waterford Crystal trophy was on display in the Mal Moore Athletic Facility halls, home to coach Nick Saban’s office and other athletic personnel.

The handmade trophy sculpted in Ireland is valued at $30,000. The university previously had two such trophies, one at the Paul W. Bryant Museum and the other at the athletic facility. A university spokesman confirmed that they will immediately begin the process of replacing the trophy.

The crystal football has been a fragile piece in recent years. In 2008, Florida had its broken when then-recruit Orson Charles fumbled the ball away. In 2004, Florida State had a pair of trophies stolen from a glass case outside of Bobby Bowden’s office during renovation of the building.

Charlie Green, trophy manager for the American Football Coaches Association, said he uses adhesive tape to secure the ball when it’s toured around the country and advises universities to take the same precautions when displaying it.

“It’s pretty fragile, I guess,” Green said. “It only weighs about 8 pounds so I can see where if it gets bumped it would roll off.”

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Petrino Out as Arkansas HC

Posted: April 10, 2012 in NCAA

Bobby Petrino will not return as head football coach at Arkansas, multiples sources have told ESPN.com’s Chris Low.

The university has called an 8:15 p.m. ET press conference at which time athletic director Jeff Long will announce Petrino will not be back.

Greatest NCAA Final Games

Posted: April 2, 2012 in NCAA, Uncategorized

1982 – North Carolina 63 Georgetown 62

 

 

1983 – NC State 54 Houston 52 * NC State was a 6 Seed

 

 

1985 Villanova 66 Georgetown 64 * Villanova was an 8 seed and the highest seeded team to ever win thr tournament  (The NCAA instituted the 45 second shot clock the following season due to the gameplay of Villaniva)

 

 

1987 Indiana 74 Syracuse 73

 

 

1988 Kansas 83 Oklahoma 79 – Danny and the Miracle win as a 6 seed

 

 

1989 Michigan 80 Seton Hall 79

 

 

1993 North Carolina 77 Michigan 71

 

 

1994 Arkansas 76 Duke 72

 

 

1997 Arizona 84 Kentucky 79 in OT – Arizona was a 4 seed

 

 

1999 – UCONN 77 Duke 74 – Battle of 2 best teams all season long

 

 

2003 – Syracuse 83 Kansas 79  – Jim Boeheim gets his first National Championship

 

 

2005 North Carolina 75 Illinois 70 – Roy Williams get his first National Championship

 

 

2008 Kansas 75 Memphis 68 in OT – Foul Shots haunt and Memphis and Mario Chalmers plys hero

 

 

2010 Duke 61 Butler 59 – Gordon Hayward almost with the mother of all shots to win it all.  Coach K get Title # 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the Final Four about to tip-off tonight, I thought it would be appropriate to post the 1991 semi final game between Duke and UNLV.  Duke shocked the undefeated Rebels who had destroyed Duke in the Final the year before 103 t0 73.

Duke would go on to defeat Kansas two nights later 72-65

Round of 64 Round of 32 Sweet 16 Elite Eight Final Four Championship
1 Kentucky – 99.3% 1 UNC – 94.9% 1 UNC – 85.5% 1 Kentucky – 68.3% 1 Kentucky – 52.0% 1 Kentucky – 35.1%
1 UNC – 99.3% 1 Kentucky – 92.2% 1 Kentucky – 84.4% 1 UNC – 57.0% 1 UNC – 40.0% 1 UNC – 17.9%
1 Mich St – 99.1% 2 Kansas – 90.6% 2 Kansas – 72.3% 2 Missouri – 40.8% 2 Kansas – 18.2% 1 Mich St – 7.5%
2 Duke – 98.8% 1 Mich St – 90.5% 1 Mich St – 70.9% 1 Mich St – 35.9% 2 Missouri – 13.5% 2 Missouri – 7.1%
2 Missouri – 98.8% 2 Ohio St – 87.6% 2 Missouri – 64.8% 2 Ohio St – 34.4% 1 Mich St – 13.2% 2 Kansas – 6.2%
1 Syracuse – 98.7% 2 Duke – 86.4% 2 Ohio St – 50.1% 2 Kansas – 30.1% 2 Ohio St – 12.2% 1 Syracuse – 5.1%
2 Ohio St – 98.6% 2 Missouri – 84.8% 1 Syracuse – 48.3% 3 Florida St – 26.3% 1 Syracuse – 11.0% 2 Ohio St – 4.8%
2 Kansas – 97.7% 1 Syracuse – 80.9% 2 Duke – 45.4% 1 Syracuse – 22.8% 3 Florida St – 8.9% 2 Duke – 3.7%
3 Baylor – 96.2% 3 Baylor – 80.5% 3 Baylor – 44.7% 2 Duke – 12.9% 2 Duke – 7.4% 3 Florida St – 2.8%
3 Florida St – 96.0% 3 Florida St – 76.4% 3 Florida St – 39.7% 3 Baylor – 10.6% 3 Baylor – 4.4% 3 Baylor – 1.7%
3 Marquette – 93.4% 4 Louisville – 64.4% 5 Vanderbilt – 27.7% 3 Marquette – 7.7% 3 G’town – 1.9% 4 Louisville – 0.8%
4 Wisconsin – 89.4% 4 Michigan – 62.7% 3 Marquette – 19.0% 5 Vanderbilt – 6.9% 4 Louisville – 1.8% 3 Marquette – 0.6%
4 Louisville – 89.2% 3 Marquette – 61.6% 4 Louisville – 19.0% 4 Louisville – 6.8% 5 Vanderbilt – 1.8% 4 Indiana – 0.6%
4 Michigan – 88.3% 3 G’town – 59.0% 4 Wisconsin – 16.9% 3 G’town – 4.9% 3 Marquette – 1.8% 3 G’town – 0.6%
4 Indiana – 86.4% 4 Indiana – 53.2% 3 G’town – 16.7% 4 Wisconsin – 3.9% 4 Michigan – 1.3% 4 Michigan – 0.5%
6 Murray St – 85.2% 5 Vanderbilt – 52.3% 4 Michigan – 8.4% 4 Michigan – 3.1% 4 Indiana – 1.2% 5 Vanderbilt – 0.5%
3 G’town – 84.8% 4 Wisconsin – 41.3% 6 Murray St – 7.6% 6 Murray St – 3.1% 4 Wisconsin – 1.0% 9 UConn – 0.4%
5 Vanderbilt – 84.0% 6 Murray St – 33.7% 4 Indiana – 6.9% 4 Indiana – 2.8% 9 UConn – 0.8% 4 Wisconsin – 0.4%
8 Kansas St – 77.2% 5 Wichita St – 31.2% 7 Florida – 6.4% 7 Florida – 2.4% 6 Murray St – 0.7% 7 Florida – 0.3%
6 UNLV – 76.9% 5 Temple – 26.8% 6 Cincy – 5.0% 6 Cincy – 2.1% 7 Florida – 0.7% 6 Murray St – 0.3%
5 Temple – 75.7% 5 New Mexico – 23.4% 6 UNLV – 5.0% 9 UConn – 1.5% 6 Cincy – 0.6% 6 Cincy – 0.2%
6 Cincy – 73.1% 11 NC State – 18.5% 8 Kansas St – 4.9% 5 Wichita St – 1.1% 5 Wichita St – 0.4% 11 NC State – 0.2%
8 Memphis – 71.9% 6 Cincy – 17.5% 5 New Mexico – 3.8% 8 Kansas St – 1.0% 11 NC State – 0.3% 5 Wichita St – 0.1%
7 Florida – 71.8% 6 SDSU – 16.6% 9 UConn – 3.7% 11 NC State – 1.0% 8 Kansas St – 0.3% 8 Memphis – 0.1%
5 New Mexico – 71.3% 8 Kansas St – 16.3% 8 Memphis – 3.7% 8 Memphis – 0.9% 8 Memphis – 0.3% 7 N Dame – 0.1%
9 UConn – 67.6% 6 UNLV – 15.1% 11 NC State – 3.3% 5 New Mexico – 0.8% 5 Temple – 0.2% 8 Kansas St – 0.1%
5 Wichita St – 62.8% 12 VCU – 12.2% 6 SDSU – 2.9% 5 Temple – 0.8% 7 N Dame – 0.2% 7 Gonzaga – 0.1%
7 N Dame – 56.8% 7 Florida – 11.9% 5 Wichita St – 2.8% 7 Gonzaga – 0.8% 7 Gonzaga – 0.2% 10 W Virginia – 0.1%
8 Creighton – 56.5% 12 L Beach St – 8.3% 5 Temple – 2.6% 6 UNLV – 0.7% 6 UNLV – 0.2% 5 New Mexico – 0.1%
7 St Mary’s – 52.8% 7 N Dame – 8.0% 7 N Dame – 2.4% 6 SDSU – 0.7% 6 SDSU – 0.2% 5 Temple – 0.1%
7 Gonzaga – 51.4% 8 Memphis – 7.5% 7 Gonzaga – 2.2% 7 N Dame – 0.5% 5 New Mexico – 0.2% 6 UNLV – 0.1%
11 NC State – 50.4% 7 Gonzaga – 6.5% 7 St Mary’s – 2.0% 8 Creighton – 0.5% 8 Creighton – 0.2% 9 Alabama – 0.1%
6 SDSU – 49.6% 12 USF – 6.3% 8 Creighton – 1.5% 10 W Virginia – 0.5% 10 W Virginia – 0.2% 11 Texas – 0.1%
10 W Virginia – 48.6% 9 UConn – 6.0% 10 Purdue – 1.4% 7 St Mary’s – 0.4% 12 VCU – 0.2% 12 VCU – 0.1%
10 Purdue – 47.2% 14 Belmont – 5.9% 10 W Virginia – 1.3% 12 VCU – 0.4% 11 Texas – 0.2% 6 SDSU – 0.1%
9 Alabama – 43.5% 10 W Virginia – 5.3% 12 L Beach St – 1.3% 11 Texas – 0.4% 9 Alabama – 0.2% 8 Iowa St – 0.1%
10 Xavier – 43.2% 10 Xavier – 5.0% 10 Xavier – 1.2% 9 Alabama – 0.4% 7 St Mary’s – 0.2% 8 Creighton – 0.1%
12 VCU – 37.2% 7 St Mary’s – 4.7% 12 VCU – 1.1% 10 Purdue – 0.3% 10 Purdue – 0.1% 16 W Kentucky – 0.1%
8 Iowa St – 32.4% 11 Texas – 4.6% 11 Texas – 1.0% 10 Virginia – 0.3% 8 Iowa St – 0.1% 10 Purdue – 0.1%
12 L Beach St – 28.7% 12 Harvard – 4.4% 10 Virginia – 1.0% 12 L Beach St – 0.3% 16 W Kentucky – 0.1% 12 Harvard – 0.1%
10 Virginia – 28.2% 13 Ohio – 4.2% 12 Harvard – 0.9% 10 Xavier – 0.3% 16 UNC-Ash – 0.1% 14 BYU – 0.1%
9 Saint Louis – 28.2% 13 Davidson – 3.9% 9 Alabama – 0.9% 12 Harvard – 0.3% 12 Harvard – 0.1% 16 UNC-Ash – 0.1%
11 Texas – 26.9% 10 Purdue – 3.5% 14 Belmont – 0.9% 8 Iowa St – 0.3% 16 LIU – 0.1% 10 Virginia – 0.1%
12 USF – 24.3% 13 New Mex St – 3.4% 8 Iowa St – 0.7% 16 LIU – 0.2% 10 Xavier – 0.1% 11 Colorado – 0.1%
11 Colorado – 23.1% 11 Colorado – 3.0% 11 Colorado – 0.6% 16 UNC-Ash – 0.2% 10 Virginia – 0.1% 12 L Beach St – 0.1%
9 So Miss – 22.8% 8 Creighton – 2.7% 15 Detroit – 0.6% 16 W Kentucky – 0.2% 12 L Beach St – 0.1% 7 St Mary’s – 0.0%
12 Harvard – 16.0% 10 Virginia – 2.7% 9 Saint Louis – 0.6% 14 BYU – 0.2% 11 Colorado – 0.1% 10 Xavier – 0.0%
14 Belmont – 15.2% 14 BYU – 2.6% 13 Davidson – 0.5% 14 Belmont – 0.2% 14 BYU – 0.1% 15 Detroit – 0.0%
11 Colo St – 14.9% 9 So Miss – 2.3% 9 So Miss – 0.5% 16 Vermont – 0.2% 16 Vermont – 0.1% 16 LIU – 0.0%
13 New Mex St – 13.6% 11 Colo St – 2.2% 14 BYU – 0.5% 11 Colorado – 0.2% 15 Detroit – 0.1% 16 Vermont – 0.0%
13 Ohio – 11.7% 9 Alabama – 2.0% 12 USF – 0.5% 9 Saint Louis – 0.2% 14 Belmont – 0.1% 12 USF – 0.0%
13 Davidson – 10.8% 13 Montana – 1.9% 13 Ohio – 0.4% 12 USF – 0.2% 12 USF – 0.1% 14 S Dakota St – 0.0%
13 Montana – 10.6% 9 Saint Louis – 1.6% 13 Montana – 0.4% 15 Detroit – 0.2% 9 Saint Louis – 0.1% 14 St B’nvntre – 0.0%
14 BYU – 6.6% 8 Iowa St – 1.5% 11 Colo St – 0.4% 13 Ohio – 0.2% 9 So Miss – 0.1% 14 Belmont – 0.0%
14 St B’nvntre – 4.0% 14 S Dakota St – 1.4% 15 Lehigh – 0.3% 13 Davidson – 0.1% 13 Davidson – 0.1% 9 Saint Louis – 0.0%
14 S Dakota St – 3.8% 14 St B’nvntre – 1.4% 15 Norfolk St – 0.3% 9 So Miss – 0.1% 13 Montana – 0.1% 9 So Miss – 0.0%
15 Detroit – 2.4% 15 Detroit – 1.2% 15 Loyola MD – 0.3% 11 Colo St – 0.1% 13 Ohio – 0.1% 11 Colo St – 0.0%
15 Loyola MD – 1.4% 15 Loyola MD – 0.6% 16 UNC-Ash – 0.3% 13 Montana – 0.1% 14 St B’nvntre – 0.1% 13 Davidson – 0.0%
16 UNC-Ash – 1.4% 15 Lehigh – 0.5% 16 LIU – 0.3% 14 St B’nvntre – 0.1% 11 Colo St – 0.0% 13 Montana – 0.0%
15 Norfolk St – 1.2% 16 UNC-Ash – 0.5% 14 S Dakota St – 0.3% 13 New Mex St – 0.1% 14 S Dakota St – 0.0% 13 Ohio – 0.0%
15 Lehigh – 1.2% 15 Norfolk St – 0.5% 14 St B’nvntre – 0.3% 14 S Dakota St – 0.1% 13 New Mex St – 0.0% 15 Lehigh – 0.0%
16 LIU – 0.9% 16 LIU – 0.5% 16 W Kentucky – 0.3% 15 Lehigh – 0.1% 15 Lehigh – 0.0% 13 New Mex St – 0.0%
16 Vermont – 0.7% 16 Vermont – 0.4% 16 Vermont – 0.3% 15 Norfolk St – 0.1% 15 Norfolk St – 0.0% 15 Norfolk St – 0.0%
16 W Kentucky – 0.7% 16 W Kentucky – 0.4% 13 New Mex St – 0.3% 15 Loyola MD – 0.1% 15 Loyola MD – 0.0% 15 Loyola MD – 0.0%

Loving Hearing Stats After the Fact

Posted: March 26, 2012 in NCAA

Hindsight is bliss but I just wish I knew Rich Petino was 10-0 in Sweet 16 Games and 7-0 vs. Billy Dononvan.  Would  have made the bracket a little easier to fill out.

In 2008, UNC spent most of the year at # but was bounced Kansas handy in the National Semi Final.  This rubbed the stars of that team the wrong way, especially Ty Lawson, Wayne Ellington and Tyler Hansbrough.  Flash a few year ahead and Ohio State was the tem to beat nut the lost earlier that they wanted to in the, losing to Kentucky in the East Regional Semi Final.  Many thought Jared Sullinger was going to depart for the NBA draft but he stuck around.  Now, next weekend, the Buckeyes have the opportunity to do what the 2009 Tar Heels did and gain redemption and win it all.

That being said, yesterdays’ winners will clearly be the underdogs in the National Semi Final next Saturday Night but that is the true beauty of the tournament.