Archive for: College Basketball

Sunday Morning Musings

Anyone who has a grasp on the Milwaukee Brewers must think of hot soup as a finger food. The Brewers began this week’s west coast road trip by dropping 3 games of a 4 game series in San Diego while scoring all of two runs in the process.... read more »


Saturday Morning Musings

(For once, I’m ahead of schedule) In sports, as in politics, the good is often made out to be the enemy of the perfect. And we saw a couple of prime examples of that concept come into play this last week. First, there seemed to... read more »


Sunday Morning Musings

All the people gripping over Wisconsin’s early exit from the Big(11)Ten basketball tournament should feel a little better this morning after seeing Minnesota beat Purdue and Illinois take Ohio State to the limit before losing in double... read more »


This Week in the Rearview Mirror

After last night’s loss at Minnesota, I think we can safely put the Wisconsin Badgers’ chances of winning the Big(11)Ten basketball championship to bed. Given where they’re at right now with trying to work forward Jon Leuer... read more »


QUICK HIT: Another Reason to Hate Roy Williams

At the post game press conference following last night’s NCAA Championship basketball game, winning coach Roy Williams dropped into third person mode while at the same time trying to sound a note of humility.  Pocket Doppler thinks this... read more »


QUICK HIT: The Final Four

After all the wrangling about seeding and who got in and/or was left out of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, what we are left with is two #1 seeds, a #2 and a #3.  In fact, the “Elite 8″ included nothing lower than a... read more »


FUN FACTS: The Century Mark

I was watching highlights of the U. of Memphis loss to Missouri in the NCAA tournament (a game which put the final nail in my bracket’s coffin, BTW) when it was mentioned that the last time Memphis had given up 100 points in a game was... read more »


Memo to Teams That Missed “The Big Dance”

Every year the NCAA Tournament selection committee announces what it deems to be the 65 teams worthy of playing for the National Championship in college basketball. And then we are subjected to the tired cacophony of whining from teams that... read more »


BADGERS: Half Full or Half Empty?

Now that the Badger basketball team has concluded it’s Big(11)Ten season, I have started to consider their future. Not their future in the NCAA tournament.  If you’ve watched the team this season, then you should already have a... read more »


Body Blows

As the college basketball regular season draws to a conclusion, Division I teams in Wisconsin both absorbed and delivered some hits to their post-season chances over the course of the last few days. 8th ranked Marquette first lost it’s... read more »