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Posts Tagged ‘Grant Hill’

Despite Final Four, Jay Bilas Stands By His VCU Hate

Jay Bilas was serious when he said Virginia Commonwealth University shouldn’t be in the NCAA Tournament.

The ESPN analyst spoke to Michael Hiestand of USA Today and he still thinks the Rams aren’t worthy, despite advancing to the Final Four:

“He still doesn’t think VCU, in the Final Four, deserved to be in the tournament.

The night the NCAA field was announced, Bilas led an on-air ESPN chorus – with Dick Vitale and Hubert Davis – arguing left-out teams such as Virginia Tech and Colorado should have been in before VCU and Alabama at Birmingham. Their inclusion, he said, failed “the laugh test.” Read more

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NFL Films' Steve Sabol Diagnosed With Brain Tumor

NFL Films president Steve Sabol will undergo radiation and chemotherapy treatment after doctors discovered a tumor on the left side of his brain.

“(Steve) will begin treatments soon,” NFL Films said in a statement. “Steve is in good spirits and is deeply appreciative of everyone’s good wishes.”

Sabol, 68, was hospitalized on March 5 after suffering a seizure in Kansas City. While in the hospital, doctors conducted tests that confirmed the tumor.

Columnist Dubs The First Four "March Badness"

Despite a decent overnight rating on Tuesday night, not everyone was a fan of the First Four concept in the NCAA Tournament.

Gannett columnist Mike Lopresti dubbed the last two evenings, “March Badness.”

“Matter of fact, there are two ways that come to mind on how this First Four business can cause discord. First, since teams such as UAB and VCU are the last at-large teams in the field, if any of them lose soundly, it will just make the angry uninvited even madder.

Second, wait until one of them wins on Tuesday or Wednesday and then dumps a high seed on Thursday or Friday. Know what we’ll hear? How playing a tournament game early in the week gives a team an unfair advantage. Read more

President Obama Leaning Towards Pitt In His Bracket

If you’re looking for some help filling out your brackets, President Obama is leaning towards the Pittsburgh Panthers.

The avid hoops fan told KDKA that he thought the University of Pittsburgh Panthers would get at least to the “Elite Eight.”

Last year, President Obama had Kansas defeating Kentucky in the NCAA title game.

Does he not know the Panthers are choke artists during the NCAA Tournament?

You can watch the clip of President Obama discussing the Panthers here.