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Who Will Be This Year's Cinderella?

by Tom King

As the NCAA mens basketball tournament begins this week and as millions fill out their brackets hoping to win their office pools...we know one thing for certain. All of the higher seeds will not win. There will be upsets. The question is, which teams will wear the Cinderella slipper? Will it be one of the mid major teams or a champion from one of the smaller conferences. How about Stephen F. Austin who comes in as a 12 seed at 31-2? or North Dakota State at 25-6?  George Washington or Harvard? St. Josephs ? Maybe it will be a big school from a major conference that didnt play well down the stretch. Iowa or Kentucky? How about Ohio State or UCONN. 

I like Wisconsin's draw playing in Milwaukee. They should be able to handle American and then the winner of BYU & Oregon. It's interesting that the Badgers have beaten two of the #1 seeds and also interesting that they got a higher seed than the Big Ten Tournament Champion.

UW-Whitewater earned a trip to the NCAA D-3 Final Four with a couple of wins over the weekend in Stevens Point. They beat Emory who had upset UWSP on Friday night. I was at that game and saw the Pointers fall in heartbreaking fashion. They had a chance to win in regulation but missed and then saw Emory hit a late 3 pointer to win as time expired in the OT.

The Pointer mens hockey team is headed to the Frozen Four for the first time since 1998. 

I'll blog further about this later...but Phil Jackson is not the answer to the Knicks problems.

The amount of injuries in major league baseball spring training has to concern the powers that be. Guys come to camp in pretty good shape already and yet more and more guys face surguries or at least early visits to the DL. Whats going on?

Songs of The Day  (from my I-pod)

Moonshadow-Cat Stevens (1971) from the classic album "Teaser & The Firecat"

Moonshine Whiskey-Van Morrison (1971) a track from the "Tupelo Honey" album. This is one of my "desert island albums"...you know the one's you would want if you were deserted on an island