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A Jersey Guy: NCAA's next challenge for PC

The chatter and the momentum have been building all season at Providence as the Friars put together their best season since Rick Pitino put together a Final Four team 35 seasons ago and turned the Friars into the Cinderella story of the college basketball season. It culminated a week ago...
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A Jersey Guy: Bracketology 1

(Here's our first look at what we think the brackets will look on Selection Sunday. Lots of games and upsets still ahead of us. West Regional (San Francisco) East Regional (Philadelphia) At Indianapolis. 1. Kentucky. 16. UNC Wilmington-Texas Southern winner. 8. USF. 9. Loyola (Chicago) at Buffalo. 5. UConn. 12....
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A Jersey Guy: March Madness preview

Fretting over the real start of the college basketball season, which is now only a few weeks from reality, here are 10 questions about the soon to be announced 68 team field and what might happen. 1. Who will be in the Final Four?. Let's start with big picture items...
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A Jersey Guy: Pay no attention to CFP chatter

Nick Saban and Bryce Young bask in the glow after Alabama's upset of Georgia for the SEC title. (Photo by Jason Getz/USA TODAY Sports) The words came out in a short statement from College Football Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock, who was at the Olympic Games in China:. No expansion...
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Delaying CFP Expansion for Four Years Makes No Sense

Georgia and Coach Kirby Smart played 15 games to win the 2021 CFP national championship. In a 12-team format the champion could play as many as 17 games. Photo by Mark J. Rebalis/USA Today. When word came last Friday that after 827,000 meetings (I exaggerate only slightly), the commissioners who...
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A Jersey Guy: NCAA tournament tough to fill

It's still a bit too early to project a fully seeded NCAA tournament bracket, but here at TMG we will now begin giving you a look at what to expect as Selection Sunday approaches. Let's start with the 68 team tournament field, 32 automatic qualifiers, 36 at-large berths. The problem...
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A Jersey Guy: It's Bubble Watching Season

We are is now in mid-February, which means the countdown to March Madness and. Selection Sunday can officially begin. If there is a trending pattern in college basketball is a scarcity of super squads and a whole lot of new teams living in NCAA Bubbleland (no sure spots). To almost...
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A Jersey Guy: What's happened to ACC hoops?

Remember when basketball in the Atlantic Coast Conference used to be the gold standard for the sport, or pretty much close to it?. Remember when the Duke-North Carolina conducted hand-to-hand combat twice during the regular season and perhaps another time in the ACC tournament? (Remarkably the two teams have never met in an NCAA tournament game) but they were only the lead act to talent-laden cast of teams?
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A Jersey Guy: CFB Must retake New Year's Day

EgThe news on the college football front is disturbing, if not unsettling. Free agency (transfer portal) running wild as another recruiting season winds down. News continues of multi-million dollar NIL funding being set up at numerous schools, which increases the possibility of a bidding war for talent increasing. No significant...
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RIP, Les Grobstein. A Chicago Sports Legend.

Les Grobstein (1952-2022) was a Chicago sports radio treasure (Photo / 670 The Score) Very sad to hear that Chicago sports radio legend Les Grobstein has died. He was just 69. Les is most famous, of course, for recording Lee Elia’s profanity-laced 1983 tirade against Cubs fans. But there...
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A Jersey Guy: CFB: What's Next?

Georgia Coach Kirby Smart celebrates Georgia's win over Michigan in the CFP Semifinals At The Orange Bowl. The celebration continues at Georgia, while the remainder of the college football world ponders on ways to get the national championship out of the firm grasp of the Southeastern Conference. In case you...
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A Jersey Guy: CFB Got it Right

Georgia Coach Kirby Smart is 0-4 against his mentor, Alabama's Nick Saban. This will be the second time in five seasons that the two have met for the CFP national championship. Photo by Jason Getz/USA Today. The celebrations began just before the clock struck midnight at Lucas Oil Stadium. For...
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Da Bears Blow It Up Again. Will History—Sigh—Repeat Itself?

Ryan Pace (left), George McCaskey (center) and Matt Nagy (right) were in the crosshairs of the `Fire Everyone’’ Bears t-shirt crowd. (Photos by Kamil Krzaczynski/USA TODAY Sports, Kirby Lee/Image of Sport/USA TODAY Sports and Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports) The Bears are at it again. Head coach Matt Nagy...
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The Improbable Journey Of Stetson Bennett IV

Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) began his college football career as a walk-on. Monday night he has a chance to lead the Bulldogs to their first national championship in 41 years. Photo by Rhona Wise/USA Today. “The world is made for people who aren’t cursed with self-awareness.”—Annie Savoy, Bull Durham...
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