Archive for February, 2013

Thursday w/ 4Quarters

Almost done with the week here are four Thursday topics for you


Last night the Phoenix Suns beat the San Antonio Spurs 105-101, which was the first home loss since Nov. 19 for the Spurs. Photo from the Phoenix Suns Facebook page.

First Quarter: NBA

1) NBA scoreboard
2) Los Angeles Clippers (41-18) @ Indiana Pacers (36-21), 6 pm
3) Philadelphia 76ers (22-33) @ Chicago Bulls (32-25), 7 pm/TNT
4) Minnesota Timberwolves (20-34) @ Los Angeles Lakers (28-30), 9:30 pm/TNT

Second Quarter: College Basketball

1) Stony Brook Seawolves (21-6, 12-2 America East) @ Boston University Terriers (17-11, 11-4 America East), 6 pm
2) Utah State Aggies (19-7, 9-5 WAC) @ Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (24-3, 14-0 WAC), 7 pm/ESPN3
3) 3 Duke Blue Devils (24-3, 11-3 ACC) @ Virginia Cavaliers (19-8, 9-5 ACC), 8 pm/ESPN
4) 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs (27-2, 14-0 WCC) @ BYU Cougars (20-9, 9-5 WCC), 10 pm/ESPN2

Third Quarter: NHL

1) NHL scoreboard
2) Ottawa Senators (12-6-2, 26 pts) @ Boston Bruins (12-2-2, 26 pts), 6 pm
3) Chicago Blackhawks (16-0-3, 35 pts) @ St. Louis Blues (10-6-2, 22 pts), 7 pm
4) Detroit Red Wings (9-8-3, 21 pts) @ San Jose Sharks (9-6-3, 21 pts), 9:30 pm

Fourth Quarter: Thursday Links

1) Awful Announcing – Sports Media Notebook
2) Hawk Central – Q&A with Iowa Hawkeye former head coach Hayden Fry
3) Sports on Earth – Chuck Culpepper sits down with reigning AL CY Young winner David Price
4) Kings of Kauffman – Lots of Royals news here and good articles today

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The Wednesday Edition

It’s the middle of the week!

Minneosta Celebrates
They stormed the stage after Minnesota knocked off 1 Indiana on Tuesday night. Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports

First Quarter: NBA

1) Today’s scores
2) Golden State Warriors (33-24) @ New York Knicks (33-20), 7 pm/ESPN
3) Atlanta Hawks (32-23) @ Utah Jazz (31-26), 8 pm
4) Denver Nuggets (36-22) @ Portland Trailblazers (26-30), 9:30 pm/ESPN

Second Quarter: College Basketball

1) 7 Georgetown Hoyas (21-4, 11-3 Big East) @ Connecticut Huskies (19-7, 9-5 Big East), 6 pm/ESPN2
2) Akron Zips (22-4, 12-0 MAC) @ Ohio Bobcats (20-7, 11-1 MAC), 6 pm
3) San Diego State Aztecs (20-7, 8-5 MWC) @ 14 New Mexico Lobos (23-4, 10-2 MWC), 9:15 pm/CBS Sports Network
4) Arizona State Sun Devils (20-8, 9-6 PAC-12) @ UCLA Bruins (20-7, 9-4 PAC-12), 10:30 pm/PAC-12 Network

Third Quarter: NHL

1) NHL scoreboard
2) Rivalry Night Game One on NBCSN: Washington Capitals (7-10-1, 15 pts) @ Philadelphia Flyers (9-11-1, 19 pts), 6:30 pm/NBC Sports Network
3) Nashville Predators (9-6-5, 23 pts) @ Anaheim Ducks (13-3-1, 27 pts), 9 pm
4) Rivalry Night Game Two on NBCSN: Detroit Red Wings (9-7-3, 21 pts) @ Los Angeles Kings (9-6-2, 20 pts), 9 pm/NBC Sports Network

Fourth Quarter: Leftover Links

1) SI.com – George Dohrmann tells the story of the big heads at college basketball games which began at San Diego State
2) NHL.com – Realignment talk with wildcards
3) CBSsports.com – Lawsuits from those at the race on Saturday?
4) YahooSports.com – Rachel McAdams is whined and dined by her hometown Toronto Raptors

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Tuesday = Lots of Links

It’s Tuesday so bring on the links! (Happy Birthday to my Dad today)


The Omaha World-Herald put together a timeline of the Bob Devaney Sports Center which only has a few games left before its renovation.

First Quarter: Starter Links

1) SI’s Media Circus and a follow-up to the Hugh Freeze wanting emails from others
2) Don’t know if I shared this but the National Post has adetailed picture on Oscar Pistorius if he did it
3) Mad Chatter from Dirk Chatelain of the Omaha World Herald
4) Sam Mellinger of the Twitter Tuesday

Second Quarter: NBA/NHL

1) NBA scoreboard
2) PAU! To the Lakers playoff chances?
3) NHL scoreboard
4) Penguins place Malkin on the IR

Third Quarter: College Basketball

1) Mid-Major Power Pyramid
2) Cool timeline from the OWH on the Bob Devaney Sports Center which is in its final season
3) Team comparison and West Virginia isn’t wild about traveling all of a sudden
4) ESPN.com women’s college basketball Bracketology with Charlie Creme

Fourth Quarter: MLB

1) St. Louis Post media views with Dan Caesar on Joe Buck returning to Cardinals broadcast on FS-MW
2) More baseball media legendary broadcaster Joe Garagiola announced his retirement but did this interview with Arizona Central
3) Royals daily Q&A with Bob Dutton and my question was answered
4) Jeff Passan on the Marlins owners comments this weekend

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Monday Edition

Here are you four Monday topics for you to start the week

Ontario skip (L-R) Homan, Miskew, Kreviazuk, Weagle pose with the trophy during their gold medal game at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts curling championship in Kingston
Scotties Tournament of Hearts curling championship. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

First Quarter: 4Q – College Basketball Top 14

1. Gonzaga Bulldogs (27-2, 14-0 WCC), LW-1
2. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (24-3, 14-0 WAC), LW-2
3. Memphis Tigers (24-3, 13-0 CUSA), LW-4
4. Akron Zips (22-4, 12-0 MAC), LW-5
5. Indiana Hoosiers (24-3, 12-2 B1G), LW-6
6. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (25-4, 17-1 Sun Belt), LW-7
7. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (23-3, 13-2 SLC), LW-10
8. New Mexico Lobos (23-4, 10-2 MWC), LW-12
9. Miami (FL) Hurricanes (22-4, 13-1 ACC), LW-3
10. Florida Gators (22-4, 12-2 SEC), LW-9
11. Davidson Wildcats (21-7, 15-1 Southern), LW-NR
12. Norfolk State Spartans (18-10, 13-0 MEAC), LW-NR
13. Georgetown Hoyas (21-4, 11-3 Big East), LW-NR
14. Kansas Jayhawks (23-4, 11-3 Big XII), LW-NR

Dropping Out – Michigan State Spartans (22-6, 11-4 B1G) LW-8, Ohio Bobcats (20-7, 11-1 MAC), LW-11, Colorado State Rams (21-6, 8-4 MWC) LW-13, Oregon Ducks (22-6, 11-4 PAC-12) LW-14

Second Quarter: Men’s College Basketball

1. 8 Syracuse Orange (22-5, 10-4 Big East) @ 17 Marquette Golden Eagles (19-7, 10-4 Big East), 6 pm/ESPN
2. Texas Tech Red Raiders (9-16, 2-12 Big XII) @ 13 Kansas State Wildcats (22-5, 11-3 Big XII), 6 pm/ESPNU
3. 9 Kansas Jayhawks (23-4, 11-3 Big XII) @ Iowa State Cyclones (19-8, 9-5 Big XII), 8 pm/ESPN
4. Villanova Wildcats (18-10, 9-6 Big East) @ Seton Hall Pirates (13-15, 2-13 Big East), 8 pm/ESPNU

Third Quarter: Women’s College Basketball
1. Michigan State Spartans (20-6, 8-5 B1G) @ Ohio State Buckeyes (14-12, 4-9 B1G), 5:30 pm
2. 1 Baylor Bears (26-1, 15-0 Big XII) @ Oklahoma Sooners (19-8, 9-6 Big XII), 6 pm/ESPN2
3. Davidson Wildcats (18-9, 15-2 Southern) @ Chattanooga Mocs (24-3, 17-1 Southern), 6 pm
4. Appalachian State Mountaineers (18-6, 12-4 Southern) @ Elon Phoenix (14-12, 11-6 Southern), 6 pm

Fourth Quarter: NBA/NHL

1. NBA scoreboard
2. 4Q NBA Game of the Night: Los Angeles Lakers (28-29) @ Denver Nuggets (35-22), 8 pm
3. NHL scoreboard
4. 4Q NHL Game of the Night: Anaheim Ducks (13-2-1, 27 pts) @ Los Angeles Kings (8-6-2, 18 pts), 9:30 pm

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Bracketbuster 2013 – The Final Chapter

This weekend marks the 11th and final Bracketbuster weekend. This seemed like a good idea at first but it probably expanded too quickly and includes way to many conferences. Anyways here are the TV games plus entire schedule for Friday and Saturday’s event.


This will be the 11th and final Bracketbuster, one of the primier games will be Doug McDermott and Creighton heading west to face Saint Mary’s on Saturday. The Bluejays are 10-3 all-time in the event. Photo by the AP

Friday – February 22, 2013
North Dakota State Bison (20-7, 11-4 Summit) @ Akron Zips (21-4, 12-0 MAC), 6 pm/ESPN2
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (22-3, 13-2 SLC) @ Long Beach State 49ers (17-9, 13-2 Big West), 8 pm/ESPNU

Saturday – February 23, 2013
Iona Gaels (15-12, 9-7 MAAC) @ Indiana State Sycamores (16-11, 9-7 MVC), 11 am/ESPNU
Canisius Golden Griffins (17-10, 10-6 MAAC) @ Vermont Catamounts (17-9, 10-4 America East), Noon/ESPN3
Eastern Kentucky Colonels (22-6, 11-3 OVC) @ Valparaiso Crusaders (21-7, 11-3 Horizon), Noon/ESPN3
Pacific Tigers (15-11, 9-5 Big West) @ Western Michigan Broncos (16-9, 8-4 MAC), Noon/ESPN3
Northwestern State Demons (19-6, 13-6 SLC) @ Niagara Purple Eagles (16-11, 12-4 MAAC), 2 pm/ESPN3
Montana Grizzlies (19-5, 15-1 Big Sky) @ Davidson Wildcats (20-7, 15-1 SoCon), 2 pm/ESPNU
Detroit Titans (18-9, 10-4 Horizon) @ Wichita State Shockers (23-5, 12-4 MVC), 3 pm/ESPN2
Bradley Braves (15-13, 7-9 MVC) @ Illinois-Chicago Flames (15-12, 6-8 Horizon), 3 pm/ESFC and ESPN3
Creighton Bluejays (22-6, 11-5 MVC) @ Saint Mary’s Gaels (23-5, 12-2 WCC), 5 pm/ESPN
South Dakota State Jackrabbits (21-8, 12-3 Summit) @ Murray State Racers (19-7, 10-4 OVC), 7 pm/ESPN2
Denver Pioneers (17-8, 13-2 WAC) @ Northern Iowa Panthers (17-11, 10-6 MVC), 7 pm/ESPN3
Ohio Bobcats (20-6, 11-1 MAC) @ Belmont Bruins (21-6, 12-2 OVC), 9 pm/ESPN2

TV Schedule and Non-TV Schedule
Event History
Participating Teams

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Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend


The 11th and final Bracketbusters take place tonight and tomorrow.

First Quarter: NBA

1) NBA Scores
2) Houston Rockets (30-26) @ Brooklyn Nets (33-22), 6:30 pm
3) Minnesota Timberwolves (20-31) @ Oklahoma City Thunder (39-15), 7 pm/ESPN
4) San Antonio Spurs (44-12) @ Golden State Warriors (31-23), 9:30 pm/ESPN

Second Quarter: College Basketball What to Watch

Friday –
1) Saint Louis Billikens (20-5, 9-2 A10) @ 15 Butler Bulldogs (22-5, 9-3 A10), 6 pm/ESPNU
BB – Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (22-3, 13-2 SLC) @ Long Beach State 49ers (17-9, 13-2 Big West), 8 pm/ESPNU
2) Bracket Buster Saturday –
Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (21-6, 10-2 CUSA) @ 21 Memphis Tigers (23-3, 12-0 CUSA), Noon/FSN
BB – Montana Grizzlies (19-5, 15-1 Big Sky) @ Davidson Wildcats (20-7, 15-1 SoCon), 2 pm/ESPNU
11 Georgetown Hoyas (20-4, 10-3 Big East) @ 8 Syracuse Orange (22-4, 10-3 Big East), 3 pm/CBS
16 New Mexico Lobos (22-4, 9-2 MWC) @ 22 Colorado State Rams (21-5, 8-3 MWC), 3 pm/NBC Sports Network
BB – Detroit Titans (18-9, 10-4 Horizon) @ Wichita State Shockers (23-5, 12-4 MVC), 3 pm/ESPN2
BB – Creighton Bluejays (22-6, 11-5 MVC) @ Saint Mary’s Gaels (23-5, 12-2 WCC), 5 pm/ESPN
BB – South Dakota State Jackrabbits (21-8, 12-3 Summit) @ Murray State Racers (19-7, 10-4 OVC), 7 pm/ESPN2
BB – Ohio Bobcats (20-6, 11-1 MAC) @ Belmont Bruins (21-6, 12-2 OVC), 9 pm/ESPN2

Full Bracketbuster Schedule (BB = Bracketbuster)

Sunday –
3) Cincinnati Bearcats (19-8, 7-7 Big East) @ Notre Dame Fighting Irish (21-6, 9-5 Big East), 1 pm/CBS
4) 4 Michigan State Spartans (22-5, 11-3 B1G) @ 18 Ohio State Buckeyes (19-7, 9-5 B1G), 9-5 B1G), 3 pm/CBS

Third Quarter: NHL

1) NHL scoreboard
2) Florida Panthers (5-7-4, 14 pts) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (11-6-0, 22 pts), 6 pm
3) Vancouver Canucks (9-3-4, 22 pts) @ Nashville Predators (8-4-5, 21 pts), 7 pm
4) San Jose Sharks (8-4-3, 19 pts) @ Chicago Blackhawks (13-0-3, 29 pts), 7:30 pm/NHL Network

Fourth Quarter: College Baseball

1) LSU Tournament (Baton Rouge, LA): Southeastern Louisiana Lions @ 2 LSU Tigers
2) 6 UCLA Bruins @ Baylor Bears
3) 8 Oregon State Beavers @ San Diego State Aztecs
4) 19 Cal State Fullerton Titans @ 24 TCU Horned Frogs
D1baseball.com Scoreboard

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Thursday w/ 4Quarters

Almost done with the week here are four Thursday topics for you


Nothing like a little snow to go with golf eh? In Tucson, Arizona no less. Matt Sullivan/REUTERS

First Quarter: NBA

1) NBA scoreboard
2) Miami Heat (37-14) @ Chicago Bulls (31-22), 7 pm/TNT
3) San Antonio Spurs (43-12) @ Los Angeles Clippers (39-17), 9:30 pm/TNT
4) Today is the NBA trade deadline

Second Quarter: College Basketball

1) Drexel Dragons (11-15, 7-7 CAA) @ Delaware Blue Hens (14-13, 9-5 CAA), 6 pm/NBC Sports Network
2) South Alabama Jaguars (15-9, 12-4 Sun Belt) @ Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (23-4, 15-1 Sun Belt), 7 pm/ESPN3
3) California Golden Bears (16-9, 8-5 PAC-12) @ 23 Oregon Ducks (21-5, 10-3 PAC-12), 8 pm/ESPN2
4) BYU Cougars (20-8, 9-4 WCC) @ Saint Mary’s Gaels (22-5, 11-2 WCC), 10 pm/ESPN2

Third Quarter: NHL

1) NHL scoreboard
2) New York Rangers (8-6-1, 17 pts) @ Ottawa Senators (9-6-2, 20 pts), 6:30 pm
3) Boston Bruins (9-2-2, 20 pts) @ Tampa Bay Lightning (8-6-1, 17 pts), 6:30 pm/NHL Network
4) Vancouver Canucks (8-3-4, 20 pts) @ Dallas Stars (8-7-1, 17 pts), 7:30 pm

Fourth Quarter: Thursday Links

1) With the trade deadline being a few hours away how about the Trade Machine!
2) Jay Jaffe gives you the AL impact rookies for today
3) Martin Rogers on the latest twist from the Oscar Pistorius saga
4) Will Leitch profiles the “Greatest” fans
Bonus – MLB Lame Duck Managers and WGC Match-Play Scoreboard

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The Wednesday Edition

It’s the middle of the week!

Charles Barkley
Charles Barkley turns 50 today, so a 4Q’s Happy Birthday to the Round Mound of Rebound! Photo by Brett Deering/Getty

First Quarter: NBA

1) Today’s scores
2) New York Knicks (32-18) @ Indiana Pacers (32-21), 6 pm
3) Oklahoma City Thunder (39-14) @ Houston Rockets (29-26), 7 pm
4) Phoenix Suns (18-36) @ Golden State Warriors (30-23), 9:30 pm

Second Quarter: College Basketball

1) 9 Kansas Jayhawks (21-4, 9-3 Big XII) @ 14 Oklahoma State Cowboys (19-5, 9-3 Big XII), 8 pm/ESPN2
2) 22 Colorado State Rams (21-4, 8-2 MWC) @ UNLV Running Rebels (19-7, 6-5 MWC), 9:15 pm/CBS Sports Network
3)  Washington Huskies (14-12, 6-7 PAC-12) @ 12 Arizona Wildcats (21-4, 9-4 PAC-12), 10 pm/ESPN2
4) Santa Clara Broncos (19-8, 7-5 WCC) @ 3 Gonzaga Bulldogs (25-2, 12-0 WCC), 10 pm/ESPNU

Third Quarter: NHL

1) NHL scoreboard
2) Rivalry Night Game One on NBCSN: Philadelphia Flyers (7-9-1, 15 pts) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (11-5-0, 22 pts), 6:30 pm/NBC Sports Network
3) Rivalry Night Game Two on NBCSN: St. Louis Blues (9-6-1, 19 pts) @ Colorado Avalanche (6-7-1, 13 pts), 9 pm/NBC Sports Network
4) Los Angeles Kings (6-6-2, 14 pts) @ Calgary Flames (5-6-3, 13 pts), 9 pm

Fourth Quarter: Leftover Links

1) SI.com – Put together a photo gallery of Charles Barkley who turns 50 years old today and TNT has a best of video
2) KETV.com (Newswatch 7 in Omaha) – Alfonzo Dennard former Nebraska Cornhusker and current Patriot was sentenced today
3) Sports on Earth – Shaun Powell with a good article on the money aspect of the NBA trade deadline
4) Yahoo Sports – Martin Rogers with the latest from the Oscar Pistorius situation

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Tuesday = Lots of Links

It’s Tuesday so bring on the links!


Jonah Keri used this Wil Myers image so I got nostalgic. ANDREW WOOLLEY/FOUR SEAM IMAGES/AP IMAGES

First Quarter: Starter Links

1) Peter King looks at NFL free agency
2) Gwen Knapp on Danica Patrick
3) Mad Chatter from Dirk Chatelain of the Omaha World Herald
4) Sam Mellinger of the Twitter Tuesday
Bonus – Chuck Culpepper examines the Oscar Pistorius case

Second Quarter: NBA/NHL

1) NBA scoreboard
2) Lakers Jerry Buss passes
3) NHL scoreboard
4) Puck Daddy is trying to figure out who the San Jose Sharks are

Third Quarter: College Basketball

1) Mid-Major Power Pyramid
2) Mike Montgomery apologizes
3) Team comparison 
4) ESPN.com women’s college basketball Bracketology with Charlie Creme

Fourth Quarter: MLB

1) Tom Verducci says history won’t be kind to the Orioles this season
2) Jonah Keri breaks down the 16 best MLB prospects
3) Big League Stew article
4) Josh Reddick has the photo of the day

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Monday Edition

Here are you four Monday topics for you to start the week


Alicia Keys was the halftime entertainment for the All Star Game in Houston on Sunday night.

First Quarter: 4Q – College Basketball Top 14

1. Gonzaga Bulldogs (25-2, 12-0 WCC), LW-1
2. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (23-3, 14-0 WAC), LW-2
3. Miami (FL) Hurricanes (21-3, 12-0 ACC), LW-3
4. Memphis Tigers (22-3, 11-0 CUSA), LW-5
5. Akron Zips (21-4, 12-0 MAC), LW-7
6. Indiana Hoosiers (23-3, 11-2 B1G), LW-8
7. Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (23-4, 15-1 Sun Belt), LW-9
8. Michigan State Spartans (22-4, 11-2 B1G), LW-11
9. Florida Gators (21-3, 11-1 SEC), LW-12
10. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (21-3, 12-2 SLC), LW-4
11. Ohio Bobcats (19-6, 10-1 MAC), LW-NR
12. New Mexico Lobos (22-4, 9-2 MWC), LW-NR
13. Colorado State Rams (21-4, 8-2 MWC), LW-NR
14. Oregon Ducks (21-5, 10-3 PAC-12), LW-NR

Dropping Out: Montana Grizzlies (19-5, 15-1 Big Sky) LW-5, Belmont Bruins (20-6, 11-2 OVC) LW-10, Arizona Wildcats (21-4, 9-4 PAC-12) LW-13, Michigan Wolverines (22-4, 9-4 B1G) LW-14

Second Quarter: Men’s College Basketball

1. 21 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (20-6, 8-5 Big East) @ 16 Pittsburgh Panthers (20-6, 8-5 Big East), 6 pm/ESPN
2. Norfolk State Spartans (16-10, 11-0 MEAC) @ Hampton Pirates (10-13, 7-3 MEAC), 6 pm/ESPNU
3. Bucknell Bison (21-5, 8-2 Patriot) @ Lehigh Mountain Hawks (18-6, 8-2 Patriot), 6 pm/CBS Sports Network
4. West Virginia Mountaineers (13-12, 6-6 Big XII) @ 10 Kansas State Wildcats (20-5, 9-3 Big XII), 8 pm/ESPN

Third Quarter: Women’s College Basketball
1. 9 Kentucky Wildcats (22-3, 10-2 SEC) @ 11 Texas A&M Aggies (20-5, 10-1 SEC), 6 pm/ESPN2
2. 1 Baylor Bears (24-1, 14-0 Big XII) @ 3 Connecticut Huskies (24-1, 11-1 Big East), 8 pm/ESPN2
3. Duquesne Dukes (19-5, 8-2 A10) @ 17 Dayton Flyers (21-1, 9-0 A10), 8 pm
4. Washington Huskies (18-6, 10-3 PAC-12) @ Oregon State Beavers (9-16, 3-10 PAC-12), 8 pm

Fourth Quarter: NBA/NHL

1. NBA scoreboard
2. 2013 NBA All Star Game (Houston, Texas): West 143 East 138, Chris Paul MVP
3. NHL scoreboard
4. 4Q NHL Game of the Night: Carolina Hurricanes (8-4-1, 17 pts) @ Montreal Canadians (9-4-1, 19 pts), 6:30 pm/NHL Network

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