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Rams name new GM

Monday February 13, 2012- St. Louis- Former Atlanta Falcon director of player personnel Les Snead was named the new GM of the St. Louis Rams on Saturday.   Snead played tight end for Auburn and had planned to attend medical school  until offered a graduate assistant position at his alma mater in 1994. Part of his duties were to show NFL coaches around when they visited to scout...
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February 13, 2012  |  Discuss

March Madness overwhelms Asheville, N.C.

NCAA Division I basketball is way too big. We know because it is impossible to keep all these mid-major and no-so-major schools straight.For example, the title game for the Big South Conference Tournament and a quarterfinal game for the Southern Conference Tournament were held at the same time Saturday in Asheville, N.C.The latter game, with University of North Carolina-Greensboro...
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March 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Unfamiliar schools fill out NCAA Tournament field

One by one, conferences you are not familiar with decide which relatively obscure school to send to the NCAA Tournament. Every league but the Ivy League uses a conference tournament to determine their automatic bid to the Big Dance.Many of these games are compelling, such as the Illinois State-Creighton final in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. ISU forced the game into...
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March 05, 2012  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament bracket fills, Twitterverse reacts

The 68-team NCAA Tournament field is set. The match-ups are in place. The selection committee made some, um, interesting decisions in the process. Here is how folks reacted on Twitter: Sports Pickle: “You know what would be a great start to the NCAA Tournament? Have Kentucky and Syracuse meet in a play-in game for a 1-seed.”Jason Sobel: “Let me put this into terms more of...
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March 12, 2012  |  Discuss

March Madness raises a lot of questions this year

Excuse our confusion in this corner of the Internets, but can somebody explain the following:If the NCAA is so concerned about geography, how did VCU and Davidson end up playing in Portland? Isn’t that a 2.300-mile journey for either team?With Syracuse’s Fab Melo out of the NCAA Tournament, does Marquette’s Vander Blue have the coolest name? Or does that honor go to Dakota...
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March 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Good, bad and ugly from Day 1 of NCAA tourney

OK, so Day One of the NCAA Tournament wasn’t all that magical. At least the pundits had some fun with the proceedings.Here is a sampler of what went down in the Twitterverse:Joe Strauss: “UConn another fraud deservedly on the NCAA trash heap. Embarrassing the pimping networks afforded Calhoun, Huggins. Neither deserving.”Andy Katz: “I don't see Jim Calhoun retiring in...
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March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Reality bites for Norfolk State

Reality can be a bitter pill to choke down with your tears. Just as the Norfolk State Spartans, who followed their remarkable upset over Missouri with an 84-50 cave-in against Florida.The Gators used 25-0 run to build a 47-19 halftime lead.“We were down 28 points,” center Kyle O'Quinn told reporters. “We couldn't have come back from 28 down even if it was a video game...
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March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Even athletes get swept up in Bracketmania

As this disturbing news report indicates. Oddly, none of these folks at Florida Gulf Coast going far.
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March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

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