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  • The Chatter: Governor bets bourbon on Final Four game; Ky. health exchange in national spotlight

    04/01/2014 5:46:10 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 4/1/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is betting bottles of big name bourbon on the Final Four game when the University of Kentucky takes on the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday in Dallas. Beshear and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made a friendly wager Tuesday on the game, betting items from the signature industries of each state. The Kentucky bourbon basket wagered by Beshear will include some of the state’s most well-known Bourbon brands such as Woodford Reserve, Maker’s Mark, Four Roses, Elijah Craig and others as well as glasses and apparel. If Kentucky wins, Beshear will receive a gift of some of Wisconsin’s...
  • Kentucky fans riot after Final Four win

    04/02/2012 10:01:21 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 19 replies
    AP ^ | April 1, 2012 | AP via ABC local
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A day after raucous celebrations led to more than two dozen arrests, police said Sunday that they are ready to control crowds near the University of Kentucky's campus when the Wildcats play Kansas for the national championship. Lexington city police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts told The Associated Press on Sunday that several hundred officers will be out in force on Monday to help keep order. "We're prepared," she said. "We expect a majority of people to obey the law." Police plan a few adjustments from Saturday, when thousands of fans spilled onto streets after Kentucky defeated cross-state rival...
  • Herman Cain Announcement LIVE THREAD (Video Feed Link) [Suspending!]

    12/03/2011 8:18:19 AM PST · by montag813 · 1,141 replies · 2+ views
    HermanCain.com ^ | 12-03-2011
    Herman Cain is expected to make a "major announcement" today, anytime between 11am and 1pm EST in Atlanta. The media is assuming he will quit the race. Politico is positively glowing with anticipation of this. Will he fold, or FIGHT? He is also opening a new Atlanta HQ. Twitter reports that people are jamming in early to show their support. We simply don't know what will happen, or when it will happen. What are your thoughts? Do you think he should quit? Or do you think Cain should stay in the race and deny the State-Run Media yet another GOP...
  • Dog helps man pick winning NCAA tourney bracket

    04/04/2011 6:25:24 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | 4 Apr 2011 | Pat Curtis
    It’s safe to say not many people, when they filled out their NCAA basketball bracket, picked Butler and Connecticut to meet in the championship game. But, one person from Des Moines did – with a little help from his dog. Dan Bolsem has a 7-year-old Red Heeler he named Phoenix, a nod to both the city in Arizona and his admiration for the actor Joaquin Phoenix. The 36-year-old photo journalist at KCCI-TV has already won his office pool after using Phoenix as inspiration. “I had my dog pick all dog names,” Bolsem said. “If there wasn’t a team with a...
  • WELCOME To Final Four Weekend In Houston/Indianapolis,NCAA's,April 2-3,2011

    04/02/2011 5:05:12 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    http://www.ncaa.com/ ^ | April 2,2011 | Biggirl
    Good Morning And WELCOME To Final Four Weekend! Enjoy the upcoming college b-ball games this weekend!
  • Tournament Challenge: Two have all four [2 entries of 5.9 million pick Final Four correctly]

    03/28/2011 7:10:54 AM PDT · by rhema · 17 replies
    ESPN ^ | 3/27/11
    And then were two. More than 5.9 million brackets were filled out for ESPN.com's Tournament Challenge, but exactly two went 4-for-4 in picking Final Four teams. Only 1,093 brackets had three of the Final Four correct, while 2.1 percent had two right. A total of 27.6 percent had one Final Four team, while the vast majority of you -- 70.3 percent -- don't have a single team left. The improbable VCU-Butler matchup definitely busted the most brackets, as just 192 brackets correctly predicted VCU and Butler to meet in the national semifinals. Overall, 36,732 (0.6 percent) had Butler in the...
  • President Anti-Midas Touches the Final Four or Shaka Smart for President! (Gloating Vanity)

    03/27/2011 2:20:07 PM PDT · by verum ago · 17 replies · 1+ views
    3/27/11 | self
    Well, No. 11 VCU just finished off the last remaining No. 1 seed, Kansas, in the men's NCAA Division I basketball tournament. You'll recall that Obummer voted 'present' on his brackets and chose all number one seeds to make the Final Four. The guy couldn't even summon the leadership to guide a sharpie to anything other than the number 1 seeds (because that would require making a tough decision or two, oh noes!). Or maybe he just went with number ones because he thinks of himself as "the One." Maybe Zero will lose interest in basketball and pay attention to...
  • Believe it! Butler is back in Final Four!

    03/26/2011 4:28:05 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 42 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 3-26-11 | BRETT MARTEL
    NEW ORLEANS - Shelvin Mack scored 27 points, including five in overtime, and Butler returned to the Final Four with a 74-71 victory over Florida on Saturday. Matt Howard scored 14 and Khyle Marshall added 10 for the Bulldogs (27-9), who showed again they simply won't give in, erasing an 11-point hole in the second half. Mack's 3-pointer with 1:21 left in overtime gave Butler the lead for good at 72-70.
  • NCAA, Homeland Security partner in planning a safe Final Four

    03/22/2011 5:03:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    NCAA.org ^ | 3/22/11 | Marta Lawrence NCAA.org
    Fans attending this year’s March Madness games will be greeted by a video of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and NCAA President Mark Emmert encouraging them to “say something” if they see suspicious activities. The video, which will also appear at most other winter championship events, is part of a national campaign sponsored by Homeland Security to raise citizen awareness in high-profile environments such as major events and public transit. Security at the games has always been a priority for the NCAA, but the rapid growth of the Final Four in recent years has prompted the Association to...
  • Obama, Get the Hell Off My TV!

    04/12/2010 11:36:59 AM PDT · by UltraConservative · 39 replies · 974+ views
    BenjaminShapiro.com ^ | 4-12-10 | Ben Shapiro
    President Obama recognizes the power of pop culture. That's why he won't get out of our faces. Today, the media reported that President Obama and his allegedly lovely wife Michelle will be appearing on "American Idol" to stump for charity. This marks the 1,987th pop culture show Obama has appeared on. He invaded the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, where cameras conveniently omitted the fact that he throws like a girl. He stopped by the Super Bowl to irritate the bejesus out of everyone with a ten, count-em' ten, minute interview. He stopped by the NCAA Final Four weekend coverage...
  • NCAA Final Four Butler-Duke National Championship Live Thread!!!

    04/05/2010 6:04:40 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 198 replies · 5,111+ views
    tcrlaf | 4-5-10 | TCRLAF
    Come watch Milan... err... I mean BUTLER, beat the Evil Duke!!!
  • You Can’t spell Bulldogs Without A "D"-(BUTLER WINS!!!!)

    04/03/2010 9:30:04 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 33 replies · 818+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 04-04-10 | Dan Wetzel
    INDIANAPOLIS – So Butler went nearly 11 second-half minutes without a basket and won. The Bulldogs shot 30.4 percent from the field and beat Michigan State 52-50 anyway. They dished just five assists and got outrebounded and the Bulldogs – the Butler Bulldogs! – are going to play for the national title on Monday. And you want to discount their chances now? Butler in the finale is improbable. The last school from a smaller conference without a major football program to play for the title was Indiana State in 1979. The Sycamores had Larry Bird though. Butler, on the other...
  • Did Obama just cheat on his CBS Final Four "HORSE" game?

    04/03/2010 4:22:34 PM PDT · by montag813 · 48 replies · 2,122+ views
    Vanity ^ | 04-03-2010 | Montag813
    Yet again, you just can't escape Obama on a major sports broadcast. This time CBS provided the propaganda opp--with Obama playing HORSE with a CBS caster...using P-O-T-U-S instead. Obama "won", but did I hallucinate, or did Obama miss 6 times and therefore lose?
  • Final Four-Real 'Hoosiers' Hero Embraces Butler Connection (Bobby Plump-Milan '54, Butler Grad)

    04/02/2010 9:03:36 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 8 replies · 579+ views
    WRTV-6 Indianapolis ^ | April 1, 2010 | CLIFF BRUNT
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Bobby Plump settled in at a table in the family restaurant and began spinning the tale of his childhood, the one everyone loves. The one he loves. As fans in nearby seats stopped eating and leaned in close to hear the details, Plump patiently described his buzzer-beating jumper in the 1954 Indiana state championship game. The shot that led to "Hoosiers" and the shot that has thrust him, willingly, into a role as Indiana's ambassador for its beloved basketball and his alma mater, Butler. The 73-year-old Plump smiles often, occasionally bellowing in laughter at details as he describes...
  • (VANITY) BAD day for Obama! The Obama curse continues yet AGAIN.... Kansas falls to Northern Iowa!

    03/20/2010 4:52:04 PM PDT · by gallandro · 42 replies · 1,159+ views
    n/a | 03/20/2010 | Yancy
    Another one of our Glorious Leader's picks flamed out... the Kansas Jayhawks. His Bracket is toast!
  • One Seed Kansas might go down in OKC shootout.

    03/20/2010 4:18:00 PM PDT · by ncfool · 97 replies · 1,951+ views
    March 20, 2010 | Self
    KU Jayhawks the number 1 team and seed is Gasping for air in OKC.It does not look good for my Jayhawks.
  • NCAA throws out Memphis’ Final Four run

    08/20/2009 4:10:43 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 18 replies · 832+ views
    Rivals.com ^ | 8/20 | Teresa Walker
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP)—Memphis has been stripped by the NCAA of every victory in its 38-win season under coach John Calipari that ended in the national title game last year. The reason: an ineligible player believed to be Derrick Rose. The announcement Thursday came 16 months after the Tigers lost to Kansas in the championship game following the 2007-08 season. Memphis president Shirley Raines said the school would appeal the ruling.
  • (2) Michigan State 82, (1) Connecticut 73

    04/04/2009 5:51:02 PM PDT · by mainepatsfan · 28 replies · 1,462+ views
    (2) Michigan State 82, (1) Connecticut 73 Associated Press DETROIT -- Raymar Morgan grinned and lifted his right arm high in the air, saluting a stadium filled with Michigan State fans with a little wave. The Spartans promised their downtrodden state something good, and boy, did they deliver. Morgan broke out of his late-season slump with 18 points, Kalin Lucas added 21 and the smaller Spartans ran roughshod over Hasheem Thabeet and Connecticut in an 82-73 upset in the Final Four on Saturday night. The Spartans will play the winner of Villanova-North Carolina for the NCAA title Monday night, a...
  • 2009 NCAA Final Four Thread

    04/04/2009 11:32:38 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 149 replies · 1,929+ views
    04.04.2009 | Perdogg
    1st Game, 6:07pm Michigan State Spartans at University of Connecticut Huskies 2nd Game, 8:47pm Villanova Wildcats At University of North Carolina Tarheels
  • Michigan State rides center Goran Suton to Final Four

    04/03/2009 2:38:13 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies · 883+ views
    LA Times ^ | April 1, 2009 | Shannon Ryan
    Jerry Lai / US Presswire
  • Final Four Set

    03/29/2009 4:30:18 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 42 replies · 1,092+ views
    Saturday, April 4th, 2009 - CBS TV Westwood One Radio 6:07pm EDT - Michigan St (2) at Connecticut (1) 8:47pm EDT - Villanova (3) at North Carolina (1)
  • NCAA Final Four recognizes American servicemembers

    04/07/2008 5:34:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 123+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Tech. Sgt. Ben Gonzales, USAF
    4/6/2008 - SAN ANTONIO (AFPN) -- College basketball officials recognized the contributions of American servicemembers throughout the world during the men's NCAA Final Four weekend April 4 through 7 in San Antonio. Military members were present during college basketball's biggest weekend while singing the national anthem, presenting the colors, sitting in the stands and watching live from bases directly fighting the war on terrorism. The military was saluted throughout the weekend as officials of the NCAA saluted American warriors at festivities throughout the weekend. NCAA coaches and the public talked to and thanked troops serving on the front lines in...
  • UNC-KU(Just Wow)

    04/05/2008 6:41:58 PM PDT · by aft_lizard · 42 replies · 81+ views
    Apr 5 | Me
    Anybody watching this game? I am in 'shock and awe'tm at what Kansas is doing to UNC.
  • March Madness...Get Your Bracket's Ready

    03/17/2008 7:51:10 AM PDT · by meandog · 16 replies · 418+ views
    ESPN Sports ^ | 3/17/08 | Dana O'Neill
    Former NCAA tournament selection committee chair Gary Walters once called the too-good-to-be-true pairings that the bracket produces the "serendipity of the tournament." Roy Williams might use another word in three weeks. Roy Williams could face his former team in San Antonio. The dadgum fan might reach into his adjective repertoire from his interview with Bonnie Bernstein circa 2003 to describe the path his top-seeded Tar Heels are on thanks to serendipity. If the seeds hold, the national semifinal would pit No. 1 overall seed North Carolina against Midwest Region No. 1 seed Kansas, the team Williams had just led to...
  • Cowboys to pitch new stadium for NCAA Final Four

    11/19/2007 11:47:33 AM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 19 replies · 57+ views
    AP via the Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | 09:44 a.m., November 19, 2007 | Staff
    DALLAS — The Dallas Cowboys want to add the NCAA Final Four to the list of high-profile events lining up for its new billion-dollar stadium. Spokesman Brett Daniels said team officials will notify the NCAA this week of their intention to bid for college basketball's men's national championship. Bid intentions are due Wednesday and completed bids are due in June, the NCAA has said. NCAA is taking bids for the Division I Men's and Women's tournaments for 2012 through 2016, but Daniels said he knew of no plans to seek the women's tournament. The stadium with a retractable roof in...
  • Title could attract blue-chip talent

    04/03/2006 10:57:46 PM PDT · by Do not dub me shapka broham · 3 replies · 181+ views
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | Tuesday, April 04, 2006 | Edgar Thompson
    Palm Beach Post Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Billy Donovan's job as a recruiter just got a lot easier. Another trip to the Final Four gives Florida Gators coach even more to sell, but the Gators' first national title means Donovan has a good chance to sign anyone he wants, said one of the nation's top recruiting analysts. "Billy Donovan is one of the most dangerous recruiters out there," said Dave Telep of Scout.com, in his 10th year as a national analyst. "When he locks into a guy, he works them over into submission." Recruiting in a climate of NCAA Tournament...
  • Tigers not scared of Bruins’ hoops tradition(Geaux)

    04/01/2006 2:04:06 PM PST · by catholicfreeper · 7 replies · 263+ views
    msnbc ^ | 4/01/06 | Mark Schlabach
    INDIANAPOLIS - UCLA used to be the most intimidating letters in college basketball. Under legendary coach John Wooden, the Bruins captured 10 national championships in 12 tournaments, won 88 consecutive games, the longest winning streak in NCAA history, and had four undefeated seasons. But since Wooden retired in 1975 after 27 seasons as the Bruins' coach, those four letters haven't meant as much in college basketball. UCLA has won only one national championship in the 31 seasons since Wooden retired, and the 1995 NCAA tournament title was tarnished when coach Jim Harrick was fired less than two years later for...
  • "He Could Have Played Blind"Geaux Tigers"

    04/01/2006 12:12:17 PM PST · by catholicfreeper · 14 replies · 770+ views
    http://www.pistolpete23.com/artistrylegacy.htm ^ | 4/01/06 | www.pistolpete23.com
    "He Could Have Played Blind" ‘The radio was playing and the morning news was on. I was startled to hear that Pete Maravich, the basketball player, had collapsed on a basketball court in Pasadena, just fell over and never got up. I’d seen Maravich play in New Orleans, when the Utah Jazz were the New Orleans Jazz. He was something to see – mop of brown hair, floppy socks – the holy terror of the basketball world – high flyin’ – magician of the court. The night I saw him he dribbled the ball with his head, scored a behind-the-back,...
  • George Mason Upsets UCONN..#11 seed GM going to final Four

    03/26/2006 2:12:30 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 72 replies · 1,268+ views
    CBS
    ok..this year is the year of "messed up brackets"
  • NCAA Men's Basketball, Elite 8, Memphis VS UCLA (LSU beats Texas!!)

    03/25/2006 4:41:11 PM PST · by Stellar Dendrite · 32 replies · 457+ views
    ESPN ^ | 3-25-2006 | n/a
    lsu 70 texas 60, OT ucla 21 memphis 11 7:21 first half
  • Okay, this is funny - Dickie V picks the pope

    04/06/2005 6:51:45 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 31 replies · 1,864+ views
    Drew Marlowe.Com | inknown | Drew Marlowe
  • Political Correctness and Mascots

    03/31/2005 11:14:35 AM PST · by Richie Rich · 6 replies · 585+ views
    Bizblogger ^ | 03/31/05 | Richie Rich
    In another episode of overly sensitive university political correctness, not all mascots will be present in St. Louis this week at the Final Four. Although Ramses the Ram, Cardinal Bird the Cardinal, and Sparty the Spartan will make the trek, Chief Illiniwek has been forced to stay in Illinois for the games. "All aspects of the chief and its dance should be eliminated," said Jen Tayabji, a former Illinois student who is a member of the Progressive Resource/Action Cooperative, a group involved in trying to do away with the chief and the "Fighting Illini" moniker. This is ludicrous - I...
  • Blue with envy. Don't confuse hatred with jealousy when rooting against Duke

    03/29/2004 12:19:23 PM PST · by .cnI redruM · 39 replies · 344+ views
    CNNSI ^ | Posted: Monday March 29, 2004 12:39PM; Updated: Monday March 29, 2004 12:39PM | Phil Taylor
    <p>Duke center Shelden Williams never realized just how much animosity there was toward his team until one of his cousins made the mistake of walking through a mall wearing a Duke T-shirt one day last year. Total strangers yelled at her, screaming out how much they hated the Blue Devils. She couldn't have attracted more venom if she had clubbed baby seals in the middle of the food court.</p>
  • A wretched affront to good taste

    03/15/2004 2:49:17 PM PST · by T-Bird45 · 6 replies · 199+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Monday, March 15, 2004 | John Crumpacker
    <p>It's almost time for the best annual sporting event in America, the NCAA Basketball Tournament, and you know what that means.</p> <p>No, not office pools with Valparaiso beating Maryland in the first round.</p> <p>Lots and lots of god-awful tattoos inked on the arms, shoulders, backs, necks, calves and ankles of our student-athletes.</p>
  • Soldiers follow Final Four

    04/05/2003 9:22:09 AM PST · by KsSunflower · 16 replies · 166+ views
    The war may be raging, but it's basketball on his mind!
  • Teasips in Final Four (Texas Vanity)

    03/31/2003 11:58:18 PM PST · by sonofatpatcher2 · 9 replies · 325+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 4-1-03 | RACHEL COHEN
    Football no longer is the only game in town at UT By RACHEL COHEN AUSTIN – Harris Harr's burnt orange T-shirt was quite the conversation-starter on Monday. The shirt proclaimed him a member of the O-Zone, the Texas men's basketball team's student cheering section, so classmates kept talking to the freshman about the school's historic hoops feat. The Longhorns are going to the NCAA Tournament's Final Four for the first time since 1947, after winning the South Region final. UT faces Syracuse in the second game Saturday in New Orleans.
  • Eight Arrested After Michigan State Loss(Texas to Final Four, Spartans to da pokey)

    03/31/2003 1:14:08 PM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 23 replies · 419+ views
    East Lansing, Mich. -- Eight people were arrested and police dispersed crowds with tear gas following Michigan State's loss to Texas in the NCAA tournament. Police dressed in riot gear and gas masks had mostly broken up the crowd downtown and reopened traffic in and out of Michigan State's campus. A crowd of about 2,000 had gathered at the university's administration building, where four cars were overturned, several small fires were set in bushes and large trash bins, and vending machines were damaged, Lt. Kevin Daley of the East Lansing Police Department said. The violence followed Michigan State's 85-76 loss...
  • Final Four Finalized: Texas leads the way

    03/30/2003 4:36:04 PM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 9 replies · 243+ views
    espn ^ | 3/30/03 | Bevo
    Only one top seed is heading to New Orleans. South No. 1 Texas beat Michigan State 85-76 for its first Final Four trip in 56 years. Earlier Sunday, Syracuse used its zone to squeeze out top-seeded Oklahoma 63-47 in the East regional final.
  • KOR 5(0), SPA 3(0): Korea Marches on

    06/23/2002 12:13:39 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 126+ views
    AP via FoxSports ^ | 06/22/02 | John Pye
    BY JOHN PYE Associated Press GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) &#8212; South Korea kept its improbable World Cup run alive Saturday, upsetting Spain 5-3 in a penalty-kick shootout after a 0-0 tie to become the first Asian nation ever to reach the semifinals. Hong Myung Bo scored the game-winner after goalkeeper Lee Woon-jae saved a penalty by Joaquin Sanchez. More World Cup USA-GERMANY: GER 1, USA 0: U.S. dream ends In defeat, American fans upbeat Voeller unhappy with his team's play, but he'll take win Donovan saddened by near-misses Reyna, Friedel may quit U.S. team Bared bellies, merriment at match...
  • Hoosier Hype - Check In!

    04/01/2002 4:24:08 PM PST · by Liberty Teeth · 29 replies · 236+ views
    Indy Star etc. ^ | 4-1-02 | n/a
    <p>Underdog IU can win its 6th NCAA title tonightATLANTA -- Indiana University will attempt to bring an improbable season to an incredible end tonight at the Georgia Dome, where the unranked Hoosiers play Maryland for the national collegiate basketball championship.</p>
  • Maryland 97, Kansas 88; Indiana 73, Oklahoma 64 [Final 4 Live Thread]

    03/30/2002 1:30:32 PM PST · by Texaggie79 · 118 replies · 564+ views
    Prepared for battle: Maryland-Kansas, Oklahoma-Indiana March 30, 2002SportsLine.com wire reports          ATLANTA -- Maryland is back in the Final Four and hopes to finish the job.   Juan Dixon and the Terps are trying to storm into the championship game.(Allsport)   The Terrapins (30-4) have never won the national championship and hope to move a step closer when they face Kansas (33-3) on Saturday in the second of two games at the Georgia Dome. Oklahoma (31-4) meets Indiana (24-11) in the first semifinal. Maryland, which squandered a large lead to Duke in last year's Final Four,...