Thursday, May 29, 2008

NCAA Regional Predictions

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The NCAA Regionals get underway this weekend and a total of 15 teams from the ACC (6) and SEC (9) will be taking part. The ACC has 3 of the top 8 seats and the SEC has 2. We have not had much baseball coverage this year, but we will go ahead and throw some predictions out there for the regionals...
CORAL GABLES REGIONAL
Host: Miami
1. Miami vs 4. Bethune-Cookman
2. Missouri vs 3. Ole Miss
WINNER: MIAMI

ANN ARBOR REGIONAL
Host: Michigan
1. Arizona vs 4. Eastern Michigan
2. Michigan vs 3. Kentucky
WINNER: MICHIGAN

CARY REGIONAL
Host: North Carolina
1. North Carolina vs 4. Mount St. Mary's
2. UNC Wilmington vs 3. Elon
WINNER: NORTH CAROLINA

CONWAY REGIONAL
Host: Coastal Carolina
1. Coastal Carolina vs 4. Columbia
2. East Carolina vs 3. Alabama
WINNER: COASTAL CAROLINA

TEMPE REGIONAL
Host: Arizona State
1. Arizona State vs 4. Stony Brook
2. Vanderbilt vs 3. Oklahoma
WINNER: ARIZONA STATE

LONG BEACH REGIONAL
Host: Long Beach State
1. Long Beach State vs 4. Fresno State
2. San Diego vs 3. California
WINNER: LONG BEACH STATE

TALLAHASSEE REGIONAL
Host: Florida State
1. Florida State vs 4. Bucknell
2. Florida vs 3. Tulane
WINNER: FLORIDA STATE

STILLWATER REGIONAL
Host: Oklahoma State
1. Oklahoma State vs 4. Western Kentucky
2. Wichita State vs 3. Texas Christian
WINNER: OKLAHOMA STATE

FULLERTON REGIONAL
Host: Cal State Fullerton (No. 5 seed)
1. CS Fullerton vs 4. Rider 2. UCLA vs 3. Virginia
STANFORD REGIONAL
WINNER: CAL STATE FULLERTON

Host: Stanford
1. Stanford vs 4. UC Davis
2. Pepperdine vs 3. Arkansas
WINNER: STANFORD

HOUSTON REGIONAL
Host: Rice (No. 6 seed)
1. Rice vs 4. Sam Houston State
2. Texas vs 3. St. John's
WINNER: RICE

COLLEGE STATION REGIONAL
Host: Texas A&M
1. Texas A&M vs 4. Illinois-Chicago
2. Dallas Baptist vs 3. Houston
WINNER: TEXAS A&M

BATON ROUGE REGIONAL
Host: Louisiana State
1. LSU vs 4. Texas Southern
2. Southern Miss vs 3. New Orleans
WINNER: LSU

LINCOLN REGIONAL
Host: Nebraska
1. Nebraska vs 4. Eastern Illinois
2. UC Irvine vs 3. Oral Roberts
WINNER: UC IRVINE

ATHENS REGIONAL
Host: Georgia
1. Georgia vs 4. Lipscomb
3. Louisville vs 2. Georgia Tech
WINNER:GEORGIA

RALEIGH REGIONAL
Host: North Carolina State
1. N.C. State vs 4. James Madison
3. Charlotte vs 2. South Carolina
WINNER: SOUTH CAROLINA

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Fantastic Links of the Week




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Monday, May 26, 2008

Darren McFadden - Good Guy or Bad Guy?


I read an article in a recent issue of Sports Illustrated about Darren McFadden and his story leading up to the NFL Draft. McFadden, who ranks as the 2nd all time rusher in SEC history, was the subject of much debate for NFL Teams. When you read this article you will understand more about Darren McFadden and the person he is on and off the field.

The most interesting topic I found in the story is how much depth NFL teams go into a player's background and what lengths they go to to get this information.
"While none of the team executives contacted by SI would speak on the record about the extent to which McFadden's background has been probed by interested clubs, several G.M.'s did say that, in general, the research will track a prospect as far back as middle school to determine patterns of behavior. Investigators talk to a player's former teachers, counselors, coaches and girlfriends. One prominent agent says regional scouts will even go into campus bars, posing as fanatical school alums, and chat up bartenders and other patrons to snoop out stories that might not have made the newspaper."
This story presents another side of Darren McFadden that many do not know. I hope McFadden does well in the NFL and I will be rooting for him.

SI Story

Saturday, May 24, 2008

NCAA Baseball Projections

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from Rivals as of May 23.

ACC showing its power with 5 teams hosting regionals and 3 national seeds. Overall, the ACC is projected with 6 teams in total Miami - host, national seed; North Carolina - host, national seed; FSU - host, national seed; Georgia Tech - host; NC State - host; and Virginia.

The SEC is projected with 9 teams, including Arkansas who didn't even make the SEC Tournament (only top 8 are taken in ACC and SEC). The SEC has 2 hosts #1 seeds and a third 1 seed playing in Michigan.

SE Baseball Projections

Top 10 College Basketball Dunks

first list of the off season....this is one is the all time 10 Best dunks of college basketball. A few ACC and SEC references on here at #10, 9, 8, 4, 3, and #1 with a glimpse of his airness.

Top 10 List

NCAA Football 09 by EA Sports

Been a while since I posted, but there isn't a whole lot going on in the football or basketball world right now. Recruiting is up and going for 09 football and basketball and the NCAA baseball tournament will start up soon so look for that in the upcoming week. But for now, most of the time no news is good news in the off season.

Digress here a little to the video game world and EA Sports NCAA Football 09. The team ratings are out and not a surprise to see Georgia at the top of the rankings. The SEC is represented very well as you might expect. Full rankings are below. Also EA Sports has video and screen shots of the new game to get you through the summer until the game comes out in July.


Video and Screenshots