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Final Score…  Kentucky 76 -North Carolina 69

The 4th  ranked Kentucky Wildcats defeated the 2nd ranked University of North Carolina Blue Devils securing their position in the Final Four which begins on April 02.  They will face UConn in the tournaments second game which is scheduled for 8:49 p.m.  and will be aired on CBS.

The three other teams that have  advanced to the final round include 11th ranked VCU, UConn  who is ranked 3rd and Butler.

March Madness will end in Houston as the four teams compete to become the 2011 National Champions.  This years tournament will end with a lot of memorable events such as the firing of University of Tennessee’s head basketball coach Bruce Pearl and the upsetting  first round loss to 8th ranked Michigan.  UT athletic director Mike Hamilton,  shocked the world of sports by stating in an interview, the day before the game…that Pearl’s fate with the 9th ranked team would be determined after the tournament.  Many have associated this Hamilton’s (bad Timing) comment with the huge loss.

One of the most  notable upsets  was VCU knocking off #1 Kansas  in the Elite Eight semi finals and one of the most exciting was the Butler/Florida game which went into overtime.  Butler a much smaller University showed the Gator’s that “size really doesn’t matter.  Final Score:  Butler Bulldogs 74-71 win over Florida.

Tennessee’s huge 75-45 loss to Michigan may be the most embarrassing…especially if you a fan of the Volunteers!

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College Hoops and Notes

by:  Joe Zayicek

As the football bowl season is upon us, lets not forget that basketball is now in full swing. Done are the made for TV tournaments, conference challenges, and tune up games against directional schools ( like NW East Missouri St. vs. Kentucky ).

Posted by:  BBParks

 

 

Dan Mullen

Updated – There has been a lot of speculation about who will replace  Urban Myer as head coach of the Florida Gators.  Meyer’s resigned Wednesday afternoon, Florida officials and athletic officials will begin to  compile a list of potential replacements. Here are four coaches whose names have been mention as possible candidates for the job.

1.  Dan Mullen, Mississippi State Head Coach
Former Offensive coordinator Dan Mullen  He was the offensive coordinator under Meyer at Florida from 2005-2008Bowling Green and Utah.

Mullens has been coaching at MSU for two years. He has  gone 13-11, including an 8-4 mark this season — and a 4-4 record in perhaps the nation’s toughest division of a conference. Mississippi State will play in the Gator Bowl against Michigan.2.  Charlie Strong, Louisville Head Coach

Strong was a former  defensive coordinator for the gators  ( 2002-2009 he served as the interim head coach last year when Meyer decided he was stepping down.

In just one season at Louisville, Strong has already changed the culture and improved the record two games to 6-6 and guided the Cardinals to a bowl bid.

Was Dan Mullen Correct About Denard Robinson?

Mullen said that Denard Robinson. Rich Rodriguez, much more of a politician, tipped his cap to the guy who will likely win the Heisman. Do we even need to ask who’s correct here?

Cam Newton hasn’t been Cam Newton all season. OK, he has in a literal sense, but not in a figurative sense.

The way that Auburn used him has changed as the course of the season went along. It was really his breakout game against South Carolina back in September that shifted the way he was used.

Look at his game log. Auburn had two close wins in its first three games, yet Newton only carried the ball 18 and 17 times, respectively, in those contests.

He had 25 carries against South Carolina in Game 4, and the only close game where he had fewer than 25 carries was the Iron Bowl win.

In that game, Auburn was trailing for much of it and called pass plays (pass attempts plus sacks) 41 percent of the time. That percentage is a season high among games versus BCS conference opponents whether close or not.  Continued next page link

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LSU Target John Brantley

Florida’s backup quarterback John Brantley may not start in Saturday’s game against No. 4 LSU, but he’s officially arrived. LSU fans, who famously left Tim Tebow hundreds of messages on his cell phone two years ago before Florida’s 28-24 loss in Baton Rouge, have now apparently targeted Brantley.

“They haven’t been bad, just a little annoying,” he said of the text messages he’s received. How many? “Quite a few, quite a few.”

Asked how he responds to the calls, Brantley said: “I don’t. I just ignore, put it down.”  Read More Here

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ARCHIVE 2007

LSU fans flooded Tim Tebow’s cell phone

October 10th, 2007

The World of Tim Tebow has not been quite as magical these last two weeks as Florida lost consecutive games. (I would have thought they would never lose with him at the helm.) But alas, we have had to deal with the fact that maybe Tebow is a mere mortal. However, that doesn’t been after LSU fans got his cell phone number last week and bombarded him with calls, he let it affect him at all.

“His friends took his cell phone and the calls and messages would come in faster than they could erase them,” said Tebow’s father, Bob. “How many messages can you erase in a minute? They came in faster than that.”

Tebow called the ordeal “an interesting experience, just handling it all,” Local 6 News partner Florida Today reported.

But he said it was not too much.

After scoring a touchdown in Baton Rouge, Tebow put his hand to his helmet and taunted the crowd, as if to say, “Call me now.” He said it was all in good fun.

“They were having fun with me, so I was having fun with them, too,” he said. “It’s what college football is all about. It’s just fun, and I had fun with it. I know it probably got under their skin a little bit.”

Asked what the messages from the fans said, he replied, “I don’t use that type of language too much, so I can’t tell you. Some people did take it way too far, farther than you should take it with sports. But I think for the most part people were just having fun.”

Some of the calls included threats.

“There was some stuff like that, but I didn’t worry about it or think about it,” Tebow said. “I didn’t even think it was that big of a deal.”

Remember last week when that high school quarterback got threats to his cell phone and the police got involved? Pssh. Tim Tebow does not roll that way. He merely sees it as fun and games, homie. If only we all had such an agreeable disposition.

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2008 ARCHIVE Jean Francois, LSU lineman Remark about Tim Tebow

“If we get a good shot on (Tebow), we’re going to try our best to take him out of the game,” Jean-Francois told the Orlando Sentinel. If LSU can get in such a hit, Jean-Francois added, the effect will be like “a car wreck without a seat belt.”

Jean-Francois did extend props to the Gator quarterback, saying, “With his size and his heart, it’s hard to get a clean shot.” But Jean-Francois, who has been hailed as Glenn Dorsey’s worthy successor at LSU, made it clear there will be no regrets if Tebow gets sidelined.

Said Jean-Francois: “If he does get hurt, there’s a trained medical staff at Florida, so you can go to the training

room on Sunday.”

BTW…Ricky Jean-Francois, a LSU defensive lineman, who didn’t even travel with the team!

Because of the negative press the comment caused on both sides, Jean-Francois was forced to make a statement on LSU’s official website clarifying his words.

“We never go into any football game trying to hurt a player from the other team,” Jean-Francois said in the release. “My comments in regard to Florida quarterback Tim Tebow were misinterpreted and were intended to reflect the style of football that we play at LSU. We have great respect for Tim as player and a competitor. By taking him out of the game, I meant, as a defense we are going to try to make him ineffective. I’m sorry that my initial comments were interpreted another way.”

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Shelly Meyer….Urban Meyers Wife

College football has taken Shelley Meyer all over the map. But for the past four and a half years, she has been living it up in Gainesville, Fla., where her husband Urban Meyer, head football coach of the University of Florida Gators, has scored two national championships in four seasons. No doubt, life is crazy.

“Now that we’re at the University of Florida — the elite of the elite of football programs in the nation — it’s hard to put into words how busy we are,” says the 44-year-old psychiatric nurse, group fitness professional and mom of three. “It’s really picked up to the max.”  Read More Here

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