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The laughs continue to be generated in Chapel Hill. The news from Infractionpalooza [thanks to Gobbler Country for the term] virtually guarantees that perusing the morning news will leave one in a good mood. Carolina currently is accused of having racked up nine NCAA violations, one more than the number of wins Butch has managed […]
These are certainly interesting times for the boys in Indianapolis who are referred to, often laughably, as the NCAA Enforcement Division. After only five years, they finally seemed to notice the nose on the end of their face and smacked Southern Cal pretty hard, sending Pete Carroll scurrying back to the NFL. Things have moved […]
North Carolina football coach Butch Davis expressed ‘surprise’ at the latest investigation of his football program. At a hastily-called press conference also attended by North Carolina Chancellor Holden Thorp and Athletic Director Dick Baddour, it was revealed that the NCAA had uncovered yet another impropriety in the Tar Heels’ scandal-plagued football program. Allegations of academic […]
It is certainly an interesting Conference Expansion Season. With the annual BCS meetings preparing to start, exactly who will be in that august grouping under which conference label is a hot topic. There hasn’t been this much conference expansion action since the last time, seven years ago. What seems assured is that the Big 11 […]
So, how are your brackets? Following four days of basketball noted primarily for the large numbers of high seeds getting shot down like a Mig over the Sinai and the quick exit of 5/6 of the ACC schools actually invited, the college basketball world pauses to take a breath and rest for a few days. […]
As usually happens twice a year, the howling about the participants in a college postseason is loud and long. Cries of rigged systems and nefarious plots to reward favored teams abound. There is not a lot of difference between what is heard in basketball than the clamor following each and every football season. In basketball, […]
Throughout his twenty-year career as a head college basketball coach, Seth Greenberg has had plenty of opportunities to explain why his teams were not chosen for the NCAA Tournament. The most recent Selection Sunday with its most recent snub of Virginia Tech, provided the latest. A week ago, Tech had seemed a lock to finally […]
The Hoos reacted to a Tech Internet columnist publicly proclaiming his support by losing to Arkansas in the College World Series. The announcement by a Tech fan that he was a closet supporter of Hoo baseball had something other than a positive effect on the Hoo team, as a blown late-game lead, a flurry of […]
I have a confession to make. It is a very difficult admission, especially considering the image I have tried very hard to project over the years. But, I feel I must come clean. As I have for the last several years, I am enjoying watching the College World Series. That is nothing new. The dirty […]
Last Saturday night began my annual month or so of actually paying attention to college baseball. Not by coincidence, this period of time just happens to coincide with the NCAA playoffs and College World Series. Well, it beats the NBA playoffs, although there was amusement to be found from watching King James storm off the […]