Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

NCAA Marchmaddness

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • NCAA Marchmaddness

    Anyone going to attend any of the games?

    I'm going to be in Jacksonville, Fl for rounds 1 & 2.
    sigpic :ram::helmet:

  • #2
    Re: NCAA Marchmaddness

    It depends.

    I have the great fortune of being a newspaper photographer and we do travel with the teams during the tournaments. But there are 9 of us so they mix it up a bit. The more local teams the better my chances.

    We cover the Kentucky Wildcats... which unless the just tumble hard will be there and we cover the Louisville Cardinals. The Cards have had a rough start but Pitino usually gets them playing well when it counts.

    I covered the Cards on their elite 8 run last year and that was a blast.

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: NCAA Marchmaddness

      Originally posted by Rambunctious View Post
      It depends.

      I have the great fortune of being a newspaper photographer and we do travel with the teams during the tournaments. But there are 9 of us so they mix it up a bit. The more local teams the better my chances.

      We cover the Kentucky Wildcats... which unless the just tumble hard will be there and we cover the Louisville Cardinals. The Cards have had a rough start but Pitino usually gets them playing well when it counts.

      I covered the Cards on their elite 8 run last year and that was a blast.
      I was in Kentucky a couple years ago for the 1st two rounds. Actually went to the Louisville Slugger factory on my off day.
      sigpic :ram::helmet:

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: NCAA Marchmaddness

        I try to go somewhere every year if I'm not knee deep in tax season. This season, with my new job, it should be doable. I'm a MUCH MUCH MUCH bigger basketball fan than football fan.

        Comment

        Related Topics

        Collapse

        • txramsfan
          NCAA Tourney overview
          by txramsfan
          I have to admit, the one job in the whole world I would not want is to be a member of the NCAA Basketball Selection committee. That nomination is subject to tongue lashing and being called everything but a human being. However, this year, I do think they did a great job.

          The deal Dick Vitale is bringing up about conferences only being allowed 5 teams into the tournament is not supported here. I am a big fan of the mid-majors, but I do think Missouri beats Butler 9 out of 10 times. Congrats to SIU-C, they deserved to get in.

          Now, upsets are going to be abundant this year, actually I may make a huge pick now: No #1 seed will be in the Final Four.
          -03-11-2002, 05:56 AM
        • laram0
          NCAA March Maddness
          by laram0
          Does anyone go to any of the tournament games?
          -02-13-2009, 01:59 PM
        • DJRamFan
          NCAA gets serious about school -- and some will pay
          by DJRamFan
          Jan. 14, 2005
          By Dennis Dodd
          SportsLine.com Senior Writer
          Tell Dennis your opinion!


          Might as well beat the NCAA to publicly outing these major-college football programs.


          Mack Brown's record at Texas: 70 wins, 19 losses, 27 percent graduation rate. (Getty Images)
          Minnesota. Houston. Texas. Utah.

          The Association would have us believe all of the above are about to be put on double-secret probation. Or something close to it. The NCAA basically said so this week when it got to the heart of the matter of academic performance. Fall below a 50 percent graduation rate, and programs could lose scholarships, postseason berths and, worst case, NCAA membership.

          How's that feel, Flubbed Four? Embarrassed enough? All four of those programs graduated no more than 40 percent of their players -- oops, sorry, student-athletes -- according the latest grad rates. The NCAA already has said 30 percent of I-A falls below its new Academic Performance Rate (APR) standard that approximates those current NCAA grad rates.

          Those four might or might not be in that group when warnings are issued sometime soon, but their recent track record isn't good. And there will be more.

          Later this month or early February, the NCAA will start sending out letters to schools that fall below the APR cut line of 925 (approximately 50 percent). By 2006, offenders could start losing scholarships (up to 10 percent in each sport).

          Then a postseason ban. Imagine Texas being told it can't go bowling.

          The next punishment stage is essentially a new version of the NCAA's death penalty -- loss of membership.

          "We're talking about rather strong penalties here," NCAA president Myles Brand said, adding, "We're talking about the level of major infraction penalties."

          And it might just work. For once, the NCAA has some legislation with teeth -- or at least the red-cheek factor. If nothing else, the "offenders" will be chagrined. The NCAA plans a very public process in notifying and penalizing schools that fall below 925.

          The idea being: Imagine Texas letting things slip to a postseason ban. Supposedly, it won't.

          Schools' grad rates will be tracked term-by-term, year-by-year instead of the antiquated federally mandated six-year window, which was akin to looking at a distant star. Sometimes many coaches, presidents and athletic directors ago.

          The APR is more accurate in that it takes into account transfers going in and out of the program who leave in good academic standing.

          But for now, the old antiquated system is all we have to go on, which is why the four schools were selected for this mini-public flogging. According to the NCAA, 27 percent of the Texas freshman football players entering school in 1997-98...
          -01-18-2005, 05:00 PM
        • HUbison
          The Royals are the Yankees' Daddy!
          by HUbison
          Ok, first off, I'm a Cards fan, but in the world of baseball few things could be sweeter than seeing ESPN's Deified Franchise, the Yankees get swept by the worst team in baseball, the lowly Royals. I loved it. The Yankees spend more on their bullpen catcher than the entire Royals roster and yet they get swept. I love it. May my redbirds do as well.
          -06-03-2005, 08:41 AM
        • DJRamFan
          NCAA bans Indian mascots, 'abusive' nicknames from postseason
          by DJRamFan
          Aug. 5, 2005
          CBS SportsLine.com wire reports




          INDIANAPOLIS -- Fed up with what it considers "hostile" and "abusive" American Indian nicknames, the NCAA announced Friday it would shut those words and images out of postseason tournaments, a move that left some school officials angry and threatening legal action.

          COMMENTARY
          NCAA takes a stand that isn't much of one
          by Dennis Dodd

          What's Your Take?
          Tell Dennis your opinion!


          Starting in February, any school with a nickname or logo considered racially or ethnically "hostile" or "abusive" by the NCAA would be prohibited from using them in postseason events. Mascots will not be allowed to perform at tournament games, and band members and cheerleaders will also be barred from using American Indians on their uniforms beginning in 2008.

          Major college football teams are not subject to the ban because there is no official NCAA tournament.

          Affected schools were quick to complain, and Florida State -- home of the Seminoles -- threatened legal action.

          Advertisement

          ZIP code where you park at night.

          Do you currently have auto insurance? Yes No

          Have you had a U.S driver's license for more than 3 years? Yes No

          Has any driver in your household had 2 or more accidents or moving violations in the last 3 years? Yes No









          "That the NCAA would now label our close bond with the Seminole people as culturally 'hostile and abusive' is both outrageous and insulting," Florida State president T.K. Wetherell said in a statement.

          "I intend to pursue all legal avenues to ensure that this unacceptable decision is overturned, and that this university will forever be associated with the 'unconquered' spirit of the Seminole Tribe of Florida," he added.

          The committee also recommended that schools follow the examples of Wisconsin and Iowa by refusing to schedule contests against schools that use American Indian nicknames.

          While NCAA officials admit they still can't force schools to change nicknames or logos, they are making a statement they believe is long overdue. Eighteen mascots, including Florida State's Seminole and Illinois' Illini, were on the list of offenders.

          Those schools will not be permitted to host future NCAA tournament games, and if events have already been awarded to those sites, the school must cover any logos or nicknames that appear.

          "Certainly some things remain to be answered from today, and one of those things is the definition of what is 'hostile or abusive,"' said Tom Hardy, a spokesman at Illinois....
          -08-08-2005, 06:25 AM
        Working...
        X