This is the week college football fans have had circled on the calendar for quite some time. This is the week that will begin to truly shape the BCS Championship picture. This is the week we have been waiting for.
No top-25 teams played on Sunday, but there was plenty of action on Saturday, with a few ranked teams needing late baskets to avoid upsets and a pair of blue-blood programs losing their third game. The biggest news of the weekend, however, was off the court, as legendary coach Rick Majerus passed away.
With the Dallas Cowboys coming to town, the Panthers would like to have as many healthy bodies as possible when they face them on Sunday. Unfortunately, they lost yet another player to injured reserve, a key player is still hobbled and his availability is in doubt but the news wasn’t all bad as they could get another target for Cam Newton back as early as next week.
The past 5 days gave us some interesting and disappointing results. Here is a quick look back at some of the more memorable outcomes plus my top 10 in NCAA and NFL and upcoming picks.
Top-seeded Kentucky advanced to the Final Four for the second year in a row with a 82-70 blitzing of Baylor, setting up a Bluegrass showdown with rival Louisville in the national semifinals Saturday at New Orleans.
Before I get into my predictions for the sweet sixteen and the elite eight, I have to brag a little.
The 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is based on name recognition. On Sunday when the selection committee announced the field of 68, I was surprised by some of the seedings.
On a personal note: while visiting my son at Levine’s children’s Hospital I saw Carolina Panther players JJ Jansen, Dan Connor, & Thomas Keiser with members of our military. They were on location for a charity event and visiting kids in the hospital.
Week six didn’t have many games that interested me personally. Week seven definitely doesn’t have that problem though. While I’m only previewing three again this week, there are several other games I’m excited to see […]