Thirsty Thursday: Beer Madness 2013

Mar 28, 2013 19 Comments

March Madness is a time for dreamers, know-it-alls, pretenders, and dumb-luckers who fill out brackets with the goal of correctly picking more winners in the 64 team basketball tournament than family, friends, co-workers, or the world at large. Typically, I count myself as one of these people who religiously fills out multiple brackets in a […]

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2013 NCAA Tournament: South Region Preview

Mar 20, 2013 2 Comments

#1 Kansas vs. #16 Western Kentucky How they Punched Their Ticket Kansas (29-5, 14-4 Big 12): Won Big 12 Tournament- Automatic Bid Western Kentucky (20-15, 10-10 Sun Belt): Won Sun Belt Tournament- Automatic Bid ATS (Against the Spread) Kansas: 18-15 Western Kentucky: 17-17 Jayhawks Outlook: A lot of people forget that freshman guard Ben McLemore […]

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2013 NCAA Tournament: West Region Preview

Mar 19, 2013 1 Comment

#1 Gonzaga vs. #16 Southern University How they Punched Their Ticket Gonzaga (31-2, 16-0 WCC): Won the WCC Tournament- Automatic Bid Southern (23-9, 15-3 SWAC): Won the SWAC Tournament- Automatic Bid ATS (Against the Spread) Gonzaga: 17-13-1 Southern: 4-1 Bulldogs Outlook: Huge expectations follow this Gonzaga team heading into the NCAA tournament.  There is no […]

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2013 NCAA Tournament: East Region Preview

Mar 19, 2013 2 Comments

#1 Indiana vs. #16 LIU Brooklyn How they Punched Their Ticket Indiana (27-6, 14-4 Big 10): Finished 1st in Big 10- At Large Bid LIU Brooklyn (20-13, 12-6 NEC): Won NEC Tournament- Automatic Bid ATS (Against the Spread) Indiana: 14-13 LIU Brooklyn: 3-0 Hoosiers Outlook: IU’s offensive efficiency within a conference as competitive as the Big […]

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2013 NCAA Tournament: Midwest Region Preview

Mar 19, 2013 2 Comments

#1 Louisville vs. #16 North Carolina A&T How they Punched Their Ticket Louisville (29-5, 14-4 Big East): Won Big East Tournament- Automatic Bid  N.C A&T (20-16,, 8-8 MEAC): Won MEAC Tournament- Automatic Bid ATS (Against the Spread) Louisville: 20-13-1 A&T: N/A Cardinals Outlook: The Cardinals have strong guard play, athletic bigs, and a defense that can pressure the heck […]

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RPI vs. the “Eyeball Test”

Mar 04, 2013 1 Comment

  Over the years, the Ratings Percentage Index, or RPI, has become a fixture within the college basketball landscape.  For those of you who are unfamiliar, the RPI is basically a formula that assigns points based off of a given team’s wins, losses, and strength of schedule.  Created back in 1981, the primary function of […]

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Identifying Cinderella: A Look at Potential College Basketball Upstarts come March

Feb 07, 2013 3 Comments

As the college basketball season continues to progress, we are constantly reminded of just how unpredictable this time of year can be.  Over the course of the last couple weeks we have been witness to some upsets that, quite frankly, are what make the sport so captivating.  So as Selection Sunday grows closer, I couldn’t […]

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