Archive for February, 2014

Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Good or bad/friend or foe? Photo from USA Today Sports

First Quarter: NBA

1) NBA scoreboard
2) 4Q Game of the Night: Chicago Bulls (31-26) @ Dallas Mavericks (36-23), 7:30 pm
3) ESPN DH Game 1: Golden State Warriors (35-23) @ New York Knicks (21-37), 7 pm
4) ESPN DH Game 2: New Orleans Pelicans (23-34) @ Phoenix Suns (33-24), 9:30 pm

Second Quarter: NHL

1) NHL scoreboard
2) Stadium Series concludes with Pittsburgh at Chicago on Saturday with coverage from NBC at Soldier Field
3) Sunday is the Heritage Classic in Vancouver’s BC Place between the Senators at Canucks game on NBCSN
4) 4Q Game of the Night: St. Louis Blues (39-13-6, 84 pts) @ Anaheim Ducks (41-14-5, 87 pts), 9 pm

Third Quarter: College Basketball

Saturday –
1) Missouri State Bears (19-10, 9-8 MVC) @ 2 Wichita State Shockers (30-0, 17-0 MVC), 1 pm/ESPN
2) 7 Louisville Cardinals (24-4, 13-2 AAC) @ 21 Memphis Tigers (21-7, 10-5 AAC), 1 pm/CBS
3) 4 Syracuse Orange (26-2, 13-2 ACC) @ 12 Virginia Cavaliers (24-5, 15-1 ACC), 3 pm/ESPN
4) 9 Creighton Bluejays (23-4, 13-2 Big East) @ Xavier Musketeers (19-9, 9-6 Big East), 4 pm/FS1
5) 10 Saint Louis Billikens (25-3, 12-1 A10) @ VCU Rams (21-7, 9-4 A10), 5 pm/ESPN2
Sunday –
6) Marquette Golden Eagles (17-11, 9-6 Big East) @ 8 Villanova Wildcats (25-3, 13-2 Big East), 1 pm/CBS
7) Stanford Cardinal (18-9, 9-6 PAC-12) @ 3 Arizona Wildcats (26-2, 13-2 PAC-12), 7 pm/ESPNU

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1) Top 40 draft prospects per SI.com’s Chris Burke
2) Jerry Palm checks in with his latest bracketology
3) Brawl between New Mexico State and  Utah Valley State
4) The LBJ rises

See you on Monday and enjoy your weekend! Thanks for reading Four Quarters! Follow me on twitter @MikeVmos

2014 Posts: 47

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Thursday w/ 4Quarters

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

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This will be Nebraska’s look this weekend against Northwestern. They’ll be honoring the 1911-12 Missouri Valley championship team. Photo from Huskers.com

First Quarter: NBA

1) NBA scoreboard
2) Four games tonight, Milwaukee at Indiana and Washington at Toronto
3) TNT Doubleheader Game 1: New York Knicks (21-36) @ Miami Heat (40-14), 7 pm
4) TNT Doubleheader Game 2: Brooklyn Nets (26-29) @ Denver Nuggets (25-31), 9:30 pm

Second Quarter: NHL

1) NHL scoreboard
2) 4Q Game of the Night: Chicago Blackhawks (35-11-14, 84 pts) @ New York Rangers (32-24-3, 67 pts), 6 pm/NHL Network
3) Eastern Conference Game to Watch: Detroit Red Wings (27-20-12, 66 pts) @ Ottawa Senators (26-22-11, 63 pts), 6:30 pm
4) Western Conference Game to Watch: Phoenix Coyotes (27-21-10, 64 pts) @ Winnipeg Jets (28-26-6, 62 pts), 7 pm

Third Quarter: College Basketball

1) Men’s and Women’s scoreboard
2) Stony Brook Seawolves (20-8, 12-2 America East) @ Vermont Catamounts (19-9, 13-1 America East), 6 pm/ESPN3
3) UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (18-7, 9-3 Big West) @ UC Irvine Anteaters (18-10, 9-3 Big West), 9 pm/ESPN3
4) Oregon Ducks (18-8, 6-8 PAC-12) @ UCLA Bruins (21-6, 10-4 PAC-12), 10 pm/ESPN2

Fourth Quarter: 4Q Potpourri (Links and all kind of good stuff)

1) Back in time this weekend in Lincoln
2) New Washington head coach Chris Peterson Q&A
3) The Masked Man’s latest offering
4) HOT STOVE

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2014 Posts: 46

The Wednesday Edition

It’s the middle of the week

Would the NFL seriously consider relocating the biggest game of the year?. (USATSI)
Could Arizona lose another Super Bowl? Photo by USA Today Sports

First Quarter: NBA

1) NBA scoreboard
2) 4Q Game of the Night: Golden State Warriors (35-22) @ Chicago Bulls (30-26), 7 pm
3) ESPN DH Game 1: New Orleans Pelicans (23-33) @ Dallas Mavericks (35-23), 7 pm
4) ESPN DH Game 2: Houston Rockets (39-18) @ Los Angeles Clippers (39-20), 9:30 pm

Second Quarter: NHL

1) NHL scoreboard/standings as the playoff push begins
2) Rivalry Night on NBCSN: Boston Bruins (37-16-4, 78 pts) @ Buffalo Sabres (16-34-8, 40 pts), 6:30 pm
3) Game 2 of NBCSN DH: Los Angeles Kings (31-22-6, 68 pts) @ Colorado Avalanche (37-16-5, 79 pts), 9 pm
4) 4Q Game of the Night: St. Louis Blues (39-12-6, 84 pts) @ Vancouver Canucks (27-24-9, 63 pts), 9:30 pm

Third Quarter: College Basketball

1) Men’s and Women’s scoreboard
2) California Golden Bears (18-9, 9-5 PAC-12) @ 3 Arizona Wildcats (25-2, 12-2 PAC-12), 8 pm/ESPN2
3) Baylor Bears (18-9, 6-8 Big XII) @ 24 Texas Longhorns (20-7, 9-5 Big XII), 8 pm/ESPNU
4) Stanford Cardinal (18-8, 9-5 PAC-12) @ Arizona State Sun Devils (19-8, 8-6 PAC-12), 10 pm/ESPNU

Fourth Quarter: Midweek Links

1) The saga in San Francisco with the 49ers front office
2) Could Arizona lose another Super Bowl?
3) Jonah Keri looks at who might breakout in MLB this season
4) Someone went 30-0 last night

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2014 Posts: 45

Tuesday = Lots of Links

It’s Tuesday so bring on the links!


Kansas made it 10 straight Big XII regular season titles in men’s basketball last night. Photo by Getty Images

First Quarter: Starter Links

1) The Disney of the Olympics
2) Hot Stove tracker
3) Mad Chatter from Dirk Chatelain of the Omaha World Herald
4) Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star and his Twitter Tuesday

Second Quarter: College Basketball

1) Forde Minutes:  02-25-14
2) Poll Attacks: 02-24-14
3) Kansas makes it 10 in-a-row
4) I’ll be selecting a writer who does a “Bracketology” this week Shelby Mast of USA Today Sports

Third Quarter: NBA

1) NBA – Scoreboard
2) Matt Dollinger’s NBA Power Rankings: 02-24-14
3) Basketball in Arizona (Suns, Sun Devils and Wildcats)
4) More egg on the face of the Knicks

Fourth Quarter: NHL

1) NHL – Scoreboard
2) Allan Muir: Takeaways from Sochi
3) 2014 NHL Trade Deadline
4) Post Olympic Outlook: Atlantic, Central, Metro and Pacific Divisions

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2014 Posts: 44

Monday Edition

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


Goodbye Sochi and the XXII Winter Olympics, in a related note these three mascots run Russia now

First Quarter: NBA/NHL 4Q Games of the Night

1. NBA scoreboard
2. Today’s playoff picture 02-24-14
3. NHL scoreboard
4. 4Q Game of the Night: Here’s how the medals wound up – Gold/Canada, Silver/Sweden, Bronze/Finland (standings)

Second Quarter: XXII Winter Olympics/Sochi, Russia

1. Katie Bakers final post from Sochi
2. Final Medal Count
3. Joe Posnanski’s Sochi souvenirs  /Will the USA bid for future games?
4. Haven’t seen the last of Johnny and Tara and a gallery from the closing ceremonies 

Third Quarter: College Basketball

1. Men’s and Women’s scoreboard
2. WBB: 9 Penn State Nittany Lions (21-5, 12-2 B1G) @ 17 Nebraska Cornhuskers (20-5, 10-3 B1G), 6 pm/ESPN2
3. WBB: Minnesota Golden Gophers (17-10, 6-7 B1G) @ 23 Michigan State Spartans (18-8, 10-3 B1G), 6 pm/BTN
4. MBB: Oklahoma Sooners (20-7, 9-5 Big XII) @ 8 Kansas Jayhawks (21-6, 12-2 Big XII), 8 pm/ESPN

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1. MMQB: NFL Combine
2. Media Circus: Al Michaels what if
3. WWE Network troubles
4. For those NASCAR folks who come around here

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2014 Posts: 43

Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend


Sigh …

First Quarter: NBA

1) NBA scores
2) 4Q Game of the Night: San Antonio Spurs (40-15) @ Phoenix Suns (32-21), 8 pm
3) ESPN DH Game 1: Denver Nuggets (25-28) @ Chicago Bulls (28-25), 7 pm
4) ESPN DH Game 2: Boston Celtics (19-36) @ Los Angeles Lakers (18-36), 9:30 pm

Second Quarter: XXII Winter Olympics/Sochi, Russia

1) Medal Count as of February 21
2) Fridays schedule/results
3) SPOILER LINK (for hockey): Canada v. USA
4) Games wrap up this weekend

Third Quarter: College Basketball

Saturday –
1) 11 Louisville Cardinals (22-4, 11-2 AAC) @ 7 Cincinnati Bearcats (24-3, 13-1 AAC), 11 am/CBS
2) 1 Syracuse Orange (25-1, 12-1 ACC) @ 5 Duke Blue Devils (21-6, 10-4 ACC), 6 pm/ESPN
3) 6 San Diego State Aztecs (23-2, 12-1 MWC) @ New Mexico Lobos (20-5, 11-2 MWC), 9 pm/ESPN2
Sunday –
4) 13 Michigan State Spartans (22-5, 11-3 B1G) @ 20 Michigan Wolverines (18-7, 10-3 B1G), 11 am/CBS

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1) NCAA Men’s bubble watch from ESPN.com
2) One coach on the new rule (potentially) in college football
3) BIG Buccaneers news
4) Zach Lowe’s NBA trade diary

See you on Monday and enjoy your weekend! Thanks for reading Four Quarters! Follow me on twitter @MikeVmos

2014 Posts: 42

Thursday w/ 4Quarters

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

Trevor Cooney
Syracuse lost for the first time last night and will probably be the last time this combo is worn. Photo by Getty Images

First Quarter: NBA

1) NBA scoreboard
2) Only three games on the schedule tonight, two are on TNT with the other being Denver at Milwaukee
3) TNT Doubleheader Game 1: Miami Heat (38-14) @ Oklahoma City Thunder (43-12), 7 pm
4) TNT Doubleheader Game 2: Houstoon Rockets (37-17) @ Golden State Warriors (32-22), 9:30 pm

Second Quarter: XXII Winter Olympics/Sochi, Russia

1) Medal Count as of Feb. 20
2) The women’s gold medal hockey game took place today with the men’s semi-finals tomorrow
3) Schedule and Results for today
4) Ladies figure skating took place today also

Third Quarter: College Basketball

1) Men’s and Women’s scoreboard
2) 13 Michigan State Spartans (21-5, 10-3 B1G) @ Purdue Boilermakers (15-10, 5-7 B1G), 6 pm/ESPN
3) 5 Duke Blue Devils (21-5, 10-3 ACC) @ North Carolina Tar Heels (18-7, 8-4 ACC), 8 pm/ESPN
4) 25 Gonzaga Bulldogs (23-4, 13-1 WCC) @ BYU Cougars (18-10, 10-5 WCC), 10 pm/ESPN2

Fourth Quarter: 4Q Potpourri (Links and all kind of good stuff)

1) USA! USA! USA!
2) Syracuse upset by Boston College
3) When Putin knocks
4) HOT STOVE

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2014 Posts: 41