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Yes, Rosanne, Butler is a win away

April 4, 2010

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Last week, I wrote a blog entry on how a member of my church, who before this year had never filled out a bracket, placed Butler in her Final Four. Being the so-called expert I portray to be, I said on Twitter that there was no way in the world Butler would get to the […]

96 is a bad idea

April 2, 2010

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Northwestern basketball has the dubious distinction of being the only BCS school to never make the field of 65. Thursday night in New York City, Dayton won their third NIT championship by beating North Carolina. And this week, both Missouri State and Virginia Commonwealth won championships in the CollegeInsider.com and College Basketball Invitational. If the […]

The real star of Butler basketball

April 2, 2010

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College basketball has its share of historic venues. Among them, according to the good people of Indianapolis, no place has an impact like Hinkle Fieldhouse. Opened in 1928, the building has been home to countless memories for the Bulldogs’ basketball program. But the real reason the building is so famous is because of its association […]

These Bulldogs have our attention

March 28, 2010

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In 1999, as a 13 year-old recovering from an ankle injury, I watched my very first NCAA Tournament without my grandmother, who died the previous October. Back then, John Calipari was coaching the New Jersey Nets. Bob Huggins was head coach at Cincinnati, marching towards another Conference USA title while Brad Stevens was in his […]

Time for me to jump on the Butler bandwagon

March 27, 2010

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I’m writing this while I enjoy a nice tuna fish sandwich in Midtown at Palladio. As I said on Thursday night, one of the people who go to my church actually picked Butler to make the Final Four, something I thought was unfeasible when I saw her bracket. But when Butler defeated Syracuse, I then […]

It’s about time for Vols

March 26, 2010

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Five times before this year, no Tennessee team had ever sat one victory away from the Final Four, something I brought up on the blog Thursday afternoon. That is, until tonight. Thanks in part to relentless defense and 22 points as well as 11 rebounds from Wayne Chism, the Tennessee Vols beat Ohio State and […]

Rosanne Elmore might know more about hoops than me

March 25, 2010

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One of my church members in her bracket, the first one she ever filled out in her life, had Butler advancing to the Final Four. That’s right, Butler. Tonight behind the play of Matt Howard and Willie Veasley, the Bulldogs await the winner of the Kansas State-Xavier game to play for a trip to the […]