When you’re on the edge of your seat watching 4 hours of Colonial and West Coast conference, you know it’s March. Old Dominion and Gonzaga punched their tickets to the tournament last night, the Zags doing it against St. Mary’s and some guy named Rob Jones. Obviously, he didn’t get the memo that when you have that name you have to be a complete bad ass.
The Grandaddy of all the conference tournaments starts today in the world’s most famous arena (not named after a fast food chain), Madison Square Garden. The Big East is set to get 11 bids to the dance unless Marquette is embarrassed and lets Marshon Brooks of Providence score 68 points. I’d almost like to see this happen just to see Buzz Williams’ head explode on national television.
The receptors of a very late Christmas gift on Saturday, the West Virginia Mountaineers, will face the winner of today’s Marquette/Providence game tomorrow and whoever survives will meet the Louisville Cardinals on Thursday at 9 PM. Regardless of who they play, it will be very interesting to see how the Cards come out after the epic failure of a loss suffered in Morgantown.
If you have ESPN3, you have the capability of watching 12 straight hours of basketball today starting with DePaul/UCONN at noon and ending with a little Big Sky semi-final action in Northern Arizona vs. Northern Colorado at 10. So, if you don’t have a job, school or girlfriend…have fun.
Today on the Sports Buzz…
Greg and Chip will wax poetic about the upcoming conference tourneys for an hour starting at 9 AM. Coach Mo from the Village of Louisville will talk about his youth programs around the city and give his take on the local sports scene. Plenty to talk about during the best time of the year for sports, in my opinion. No reason not to listen and call in with your March Madness thoughts. (502) 571.1080 is the Etscorn’s Collision Center Buzzline. Hit it up.
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Today in Sports…
March 8, 1988 – Michigan fans out there won’t like this one, but Armanti Edwards was born on this day 23 years ago. Who is Armanti Edwards, you ask? Edwards was the slick QB of the team to complete what most think is the biggest upset in college football history. Appalachian St. beat Michigan 34-32 on September 1, 2007 in what not only was a great college football upset, but one of the greatest in the history of sports. Also, not much really happened on this day in sports so I had to stretch it a little bit.