Tuesday = Lots of Links

It’s Tuesday so bring on the links!

Tonight in Denver the Baylor Bears look to go 40-0 while Notre Dame looks for the upset

First Quarter: NCAA Men’s Basketball

1) Up to date NCAA women’s bracket with Baylor or Notre Dame winning their second national title in women’s basketball
2) Last night Kentucky beat Kansas to win the Wildcats 8th national title (how soon before it’s vacated)
3) Andy Katz way to early top 25 for 2012-13
4) Richard Deitsch details how ND can beat Baylor tonight

Second Quarter: MLB

1) Today’s games as we are on the eve of the domestic opening of the season
2) MLB came down with a suspension in the Ubaldo-Tulo case
3) Giants pay Matt Cain so little Timmy next?
4) How about an Ozzie link? Well ok

Third Quarter: NHL

1) Tonight’s schedule
2) NHL.com if the playoffs started today
3) In addition here are the numbers for the last spot in both conferences
4) Trending Topics

Fourth Quarter: NBA

1) Tonight’s schedule
2) Yesterday the Basketball Hall of Fame announced the class of 2012
3) ESPN’s Daily Dime
4) NBA.com Power Rankings

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Monday Edition

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Tonight in New Orleans it's UK (Kentucky) against KU (Kansas) for all the Mercedes-Benz's

First Quarter: College Basketball

NCAA Final Four (New Orleans, March 31-April 2/Mercedes-Benz Superdome):
1: National Semifinals: 4 Louisville Cardinals 61 v. 1 Kentucky Wildcats 69, 2 Ohio State Buckeyes 62 v. 2 Kansas Jayhawks 64
2. National Championship: 2 Kansas Jayhawks (32-6) v. 1 Kentucky Wildcats (37-2), 8:23 pm/CBS
NCAA Women’s Final Four (Denver, Colorado, April 1-3/Pepsi Center)
3. National Semifinals: 1 Connecticut Huskies (33-5) 75 v. 1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (35-3) 83 F/OT, 1 Stanford Cardinal (35-2) 47 v. 1 Baylor Bears (39-0) 59
4. National Championship (Tuesday): 1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (35-3) v. 1 Baylor Bears (39-0), 7:30 pm/ESPN

Second Quarter: MLB

1. MLB scoreboard
2. Happy Birthday ________ Clubs
3. Joey Votto close to getting paid 
4. Ubaldo versus the Rox

Third Quarter: NHL

Your weekly look at the NHL playoff standings 04/02, X = Clinched Playoff Berth, Y = Clinched Division

East –

Last Week: X – 1. New York Rangers (101pts) 2. Boston Bruins (91pts) 3. Florida Panthers (87pts) X – 4. Pittsburgh Penguins (100pts) X – 5. Philadelphia Flyers (96pts) 6. New Jersey Devils (90pts) 7. Ottawa Senatos (86pts) 8. Washington Capitals (84pts) 9. Buffalo Sabres (84pts) 10. Winnipeg Jets (78pts)

Today: X – 1. New York Rangers (107pts) XY – 2. Boston Bruins (98pts) 3. Florida Panthers (91pts) X – 4. Pittsburgh Penguins (102pts) X – 5. Philadelphia Flyers (101pts) X – 6. New Jersey Devils (96pts) X – 7. Ottawa Senators (92pts) 8. Washington Capitals (88pts 9. Buffalo Sabres (86pts) 10. Winnipeg Jets (81pts)

West –

Last Week: X – 1. St. Louis Blues (103pts) XY – 2. Vancouver Canucks (99pts) 3. Dallas Stars (87pts) 4. Nashville Predators (96pts) 5. Detroit Red Wings (95pts) 6. Chicago Blackhawks (92pts) 7. Phoenix Coyotes (87pts) 8. Los Angeles Kings (86pts) 9. San Jose Sharks (86pts) 10. Colorado Avalanche (86pts) 11. Calgary Flames (83pts)

Today: XY – 1. Vancouver Canucks (107pts) XY – 2. St. Louis Blues (106pts) 3. Los Angeles Kings (91pts) X – 4. Detroit Red Wings (99pts) X – 5. Nashville Predators (98pts) X – 6. Chicago Blackhawks (98pts) 7. Phoenix Coyotes (91pts) 8. San Jose Sharks (90pts) 9. Dallas Stars (89pts) 10. Colorado Avalanche (88pts) 11. Calgary Flames (86pts)

Complete NHL Standings

Fourth Quarter: NBA

NBA playoff standings as of today 3/26, X – Clinched Playoff Berth, Y – Clinched Division

East –

Last Week: X – 1. Chicago Bulls (40-10) 2. Miami Heat (35-12) 3. Orlando Magic (31-18) 4. Philadelphia 76ers (27-22) 5. Atlanta Hawks (30-20) 6. Indiana Pacers (28-19) 7. Boston Celtics (26-22) 8. New York Knicks (24-25) 9. Milwaukee Bucks (22-26) 10. Cleveland Cavaliers (17-29)

Today: X – 1. Chicago Bulls (42-12) 2. Miami Heats (37-14) 3. Orlando Magic (32-21) 4. Boston Celtics (30-22) 5. Indiana Pacers (31-21) 6. Atlanta Hawks (31-23) 7. Philadelphia 76ers (29-23) 8. New York Knicks (27-26) 9. Milwaukee Bucks (24-28)

West –

Last Week: 1 Oklahoma City Thunder (37-12) 2. San Antonio Spurs (33-14) 3. Los Angeles Lakers (30-19) 4. Los Angeles Clippers (27-21) 5. Dallas Mavericks (28-22) 6. Memphis Grizzlies (26-21) 7. Utah Jazz (26-23) 8. Houston Rockets (26-23) 9. Denver Nuggets (26-23) 10. Phoenix Suns (25-24) 11. Minnesota Timberwolves (24-26) 12. Portland Trailblazers (23-26) 13. Golden State Warriors (20-27)

Today: X – 1. Oklahoma City Thunder (40-12) 2. San Antonio Spurs (36-14) 3. Los Angeles Lakers (33-20) 4. Los Angeles Clippers (31-21) 5. Dallas Mavericks (30-23) 6. Memphis Grizzlies (28-22) 7. Denver Nuggets (29-24) 8. Houston Rockets (28-25) 9. Utah Jazz (27-26) 10. Phoenix Suns (26-26) 11. Portland Trailblazers (25-28) 12. Minnesota Timberwolves (25-29)

Complete NBA Standings

Bonus: Wrestlemania XXVIII (Sun Life Stadium/Miami Gardens, FL)

Here are how my picks went –
Triple Threat Tag Team Championship: Winner – Epico & Primo, 4Q Pick – Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel, 0-1
World Heavyweight Championship: Winner – Sheamus, 4Q Pick – Sheamus, 1-1
Intercontinental Championship: Winner – Big Show, 4Q Pick – Big Show, 2-1
Randy Orton v. Kane: Winner Kane, 4Q Pick – Kane, 2-2
Maria Menounos & Kelly Kelly v. Beth Phoenix & Eve: Winner – Maria Menounos & Kelly Kelly, 4Q Pick – Maria Menounos & Kelly Kelly, 3-2
Hell in a Cell (Special Referee Shawn Michaels) The Undertaker v. Triple H: Winner – The Undertaker, 4Q Pick – The Undertaker, 4-2
Team Teddy v. Team Johnny: Winner – Team Johnny, 4Q Pick – Team Johnny, 5-2
John Cena v. The Rock: Winner – The Rock, 4Q Pick – John Cena, 5-3

History of Wrestlemania I-XXVIII

Tonight Wrestlemania takes place in Miami Garden’s at Sun Life Stadium, the Rock and John Cena face off in a match one year in the making. I’ve gone through and listed the main event, location and date taken place for all previous Wrestlemania’s. In addition here are the 4Quarters picks for tonight.

Tonight is Wrestlemania XXVIII in Miami Gardens, FL and I do laugh at the date being April Fools Day

WWE Tag Team Title Triple Threat Match: WWE Tag Team Champions Primo & Epico v. The Usos v. Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd
4Q Pick – Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd, new tag team and I think they get the push tonight.

Divas Tag Team Match: Kelly Kelly and Maria Menounos v. Eve and Beth Phoenix
4Q Pick – Kelly Kelly and Maria Menounos, usually the “celebrity” wins these WM matches

Randy Orton v. Kane
4Q Pick – Randy Orton, not a lot of build-up for this match and I’ll got Orton

Team Teddy v. Team Johnny
4Q Pick – Team Johnny, another way to get people involved in this event and just randomly choose a winner

Intercontinental Championship Match:  Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes v. Big Show
4Q Pick – Big Show, I like the big guy to get a Wrestlemania win tonight

World Heavyweight Championship Match: World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan v. Sheamus
4Q Pick – Sheamus, already picked two titles to change hands and I’ll make it three with this match

WWE Championship Match: WWE Champion C.M. Punk v. Chris Jericho
4Q Pick – C.M. Punk, good build-up and like the champion to walk out as such tonight

Hell in a Cell (Special Guest Referee Shawn Michaels): The Undertaker v. Triple H
4Q Pick – The Undertaker, Death, Taxes and the Undertaker winning at Wrestlemania are life guarantees make it 20-0

John Cena v. The Rock
4Q Pick – John Cena, no one is probably taking Cena so I’ll use the Super Bowl III upset style here also played in Miami, FL

History of Wrestlemania

Wrestlemania (March 31, 1985) – Madison Square Garden/New York City, New York
Main Event: Hulk Hogan and Mr. T v. Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff

Wrestlemania II (April 7, 1986) – Nassau Coliseum/Uniondale, New York, Rosemont Horizon/Rosemont, Illinois, LA Sports Arena/Los Angeles, California
Main Event: Mr. T v. Roddy Piper, NFL v. WWF Battle Royal, Hulk Hogan (c) v. King Kong Bundy Steel Cage Match for the WWF championship

Wrestlemania III (March 29, 1987) – Pontiac Silverdome/Pontiac, Michigan
Main Event: Hulk Hogan (c) v. Andre the Giant for the WWF Championship

Wrestlemania IV (March 27, 1988) – Trump Plaza/Atlantic City, New Jersey
Main Event: Hulk Hogan v. Andre the Giant, Randy Savage v. Ted DiBiase for vacant WWF Championship

Wrestlemania V (April 2, 1989) – Trump Plaza/Atlantic City, New Jersey
Main Event: Randy Savage (c) v. Hulk Hogan for the WWF Championship

Wrestlemania VI (April 1, 1990) – SkyDome/Toronto, Ontario
Main Event: Hulk Hogan v. The Ultimate Warrior for the WWF and Intercontinental Championships

Wrestlemania VII (March 24, 1991) – LA Sports Arena/Los Angeles, California
Main Event: Sgt. Slaughter (c) v. Hulk Hogan for the WWF Championship

Wrestlemania VIII (April 5, 1992) – Hoosier Dome/Indianapolis, Indiana
Main Event: Ric Flair (c) v. Randy Savage for the WWF Championship, Hulk Hogan v. Sid Justice

Wrestlemania IX (April 4, 1993) – Caesars Palace/Las Vegas, Nevada
Main Event: Bret Hart (c) v. Yokozuna for the WWF Championship, Yokozuna v. Hulk Hogan for the WWF Championship

Wrestlemania X (March 20, 1994) – Madison Square Garden/New York City, New York
Main Event: Yokozuna (c) v. Lex Lugar for the WWF Championship, Yokozuna (c) v. Bret Hart for the WWF Championship

Wrestlemania XI (April 2, 1995) – Hartford Civic Center/Hartford, Connecticut
Main Event: Diesel (c) v. Shawn Michaels for the WWF Championship, Lawrence Taylor v. Bam Bam Bigelow

Wrestlemania XII (March 31, 1996) – Arrowhead Pond/Anaheim, California
Main Event: Bret Hart (c) v. Shawn Michaels in a 60 minute Iron Man match for the WWF Championship

Wrestlemania 13 (March 23, 1997) – Rosemont Horizon/Rosemont, Illinois
Main Event: Bret Hart v. Steve Austin No Disqualification Submission match, Psyco Sid (c) v. The Undertaker No Disqualification Submission match for the WWF Championship

Wrestlemania XIV (March 29, 1998) – Fleet Center/Boston, Massachusetts
Main Event: Kane v. Undertaker, Shawn Michaels (c) v. Steve Austin for the WWF Championship

Wrestlemanis XV (March 28, 1999) – First Union Center/Philadelphia, Pennslyvania
Main Event: The Rock (c) v. Steve Austin in No Disqualification match for the WWF Championship

Wrestlemania 2000 (April 2, 2000) – Arrowhead Pond/Anaheim, California
Main Event: Triple H (c) v. The Rock v. Big Show v. Mick Foley 4-way match for the WWF Championship

Wrestlemania X-Seven (April 1, 2001) – Astrodome/Houston, Texas
Main Event: The Rock (c) v. Steve Austin No Disqualification match for the WWF Championship

Wrestlemania X8 (March 17, 2002) – SkyDome/Toronto, Ontario
Main Event: The Rock v. Hollywood Hulk Hogan, Chris Jericho (c) v. Triple H for the Undisputed Championship

Wrestlemania XIX (March 30, 2003) – Safeco Field/Seattle, Washington
Main Event: Triple H (c) v. Booker T for the World Heavyweight Championship, Hulk Hogan v. Vince McMahon, The Rock v. Steve Austin, Kurt Angle (c) v. Brock Lesner for the WWE Championship

Wrestlemania XX (March 14, 2004) – Madison Square Garden/New York City, New York
Main Event: Brock Lesner v. Goldberg, Kane v. Undertaker, Eddie Guerrero (c) v. Kurt Angle for the WWE Championship, Triple H v. Chris Benoit v. Shawn Michaels for the World Heavyweight Championship

Wrestlemania 21 (April 3, 2005) – Staples Center/Los Angeles, California
Main Event: John “Bradshaw” Layfield (c) v. John Cena for the WWE Championship, Triple H v. Batista for the World Heavyweight Championship

Wrestlemania 22 (April 2, 2006) – Rosemont Horizon/Rosemont, Illinois
Main Event: Kurt Angle (c) v. Rey Mysterio v. Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight Championship, John Cena (c) v. Triple H for the WWE Championship

Wrestlemania 23 (April 3, 2007) – Ford Field/Detroit, Michigan
Main Event: Batista (c) v. The Undertaker for the World Heavyweight Championship, Bobby Lashley (for Donald Trump) v. Umaga (for Vince McMahon) Hair v. Hair match, John Cena (c) v. Shawn Michaels for the WWE Championship

Wrestlemania XXIV (March 30, 2008) – Citrus Bowl/Orlando, Florida
Main Event: Chavo Guerrero (c) v. Kane for the ECW Championship, Randy Orton (c) v. John Cena v. Triple H for the WWE Championship, Floyd Mayweather Jr. v. Big Show, Edge (c) v. The Undertaker for the World Heavyweight Championship

Wrestlemania XXV (April 5, 2009) – Reliant Stadium/Houston, Texas
Main Event: The Undertaker v. Shawn Michaels, Edge (c) v. John Cena v. Big Show for the World Heavyweight Championship, Triple H (c) v. Randy Orton for the WWE Championship

Wrestlemania XXVI (March 28, 2010) – University of Phoenix Stadium/Glendale, Arizona
Main Event: Chris Jericho (c) v. Edge for the World Heavyweight Championship, Batista (c) v. John Cena for the WWE Championship, The Undertaker v. Shawn Michaels Career v. Career match

Wrestlemania XXVII (April 3, 2011) – Georgia Dome/Atlanta Georgia
Main Event: Edge (c) v. Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship, The Undertaker v. Triple H, The Miz (c) v. John Cena for the WWE Championship

Wrestlemania XXVIII (April 1, 2012) – Sun Life Stadium/Miami Gardens, Florida
Main Event: Daniel Bryan (c) v. Shamus for the World Heavyweight Championship, The Undertake v. Triple H in a Hell in the Cell match, CM Punk (c) v. Chris Jericho for the WWE Championship, The Rock v. John Cena

Women’s Final Four 1983-2012

Tonight the women’s Final Four begins in the Mile High City of Denver so let’s take a look back at previous years. Women’s Final Four 1982-2012 (Champion on far right, opponent next than other two Final Four teams, teams seed in tournament listed next to name. 2012 not in that format but by seed)

Tonight in Denver four number one seeds Baylor, Connecticut, Notre Dame and Stanford square off

2012 – Denver, CO (Pepsi Center)/Champion:
1 Baylor                                1 Stanford                           1 Notre Dame                    1 Connecticut
2011 – Indianapolis, IN (Conseco Fieldhouse)/Champion: Texas A&M
2 Texas A&M                     2 Notre Dame                    1 Connecticut                    1 Stanford
2010 – San Antonio, TX (Alamodome)/Champion: Connecticut
1 Connecticut                    1 Stanford                           3 Oklahoma                        4 Baylor
2009 – St. Louis, MO (Scottrade Center)/Champion: Connecticut
1 Connecticut                    3 Louisville                          1 Oklahoma                        2 Stanford
2008 – Tampa Bay, FL (St. Pete Times Forum)/Champion: Tennessee
1 Tennessee                      2 Stanford                           1 Connecticut                    2 LSU
2007 – Cleveland, OH (Quicken Loans Arena)/Champion: Tennessee
1 Tennessee                      4 Rutgers                             1 North Carolina               3 LSU
2006 – Boston, MA (TD Garden)/Champion: Maryland
2 Maryland                         1 Duke                                  1 North Carolina               1 LSU
2005 – Indianapolis, IN (RCA Dome)/Champion: Baylor
2 Baylor                                1 Michigan State               1 Tennessee                      1 LSU
2004 – New Orleans, LA (New Orleans Arena)/Champion: Connecticut
2 Connecticut                    1 Tennessee                      4 LSU                                     7 Minnesota
2003 – Atlanta, GA (Georgia Dome)/Champion: Connecticut
1 Connecticut                    1 Tennessee                      1 Duke                                  2 Texas
2002 – San Antonio, TX (Alamodome)/Champion: Connecticut
1 Connecticut                    1 Oklahoma                        1 Duke                                  2 Tennessee
2001 – St. Louis, MO (Savvis Center)/Champion: Notre Dame
1 Notre Dame                    3 Purdue                              1 Connecticut                    5 Missouri State
2000 – Philadelphia, PA (First Union Center)/Champion: Connecticut
1 Connecticut                    1 Tennessee                      2 Penn State                      2 Rutgers
1999 – San Jose, CA (San Jose Arena)/Champion: Purdue
1 Purdue                              3 Duke                                  1 Louisiana Tech               3 Georgia
1998 – Kansas City, MO (Kemper Arena)/Champion: Tennessee
1 Tennessee                      3 Louisiana Tech               4 North Carolina State    9 Arkansas
1997 – Cincinnati, OH (Riverfront Coliseum)/Champion: Tennessee
3 Tennessee                      1 Old Dominion                 1 Stanford                           6 Notre Dame
1996 – Charlotte, N.C. (Charlotte Coliseum)/Champion: Tennessee
1 Tennessee                      2 Georgia                             1 Connecticut                    1 Stanford
1995 – Minneapolis, MN (Target Center)/Champion: Connecticut
1 Connecticut                    1 Tennessee                      2 Stanford                           3 Georgia
1994 – Richmond, VA (Richmond Coliseum)/Champion: North Carolina
3 North Carolina               4 Louisiana Tech               1 Purdue                              6 Alabama
1993 – Atlanta, GA (The Omni)/Champion: Texas Tech
2 Texas Tech                      1 Ohio State                       1 Vanderbilt                       2 Iowa
1992 – Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena)/Champion: Stanford
1 Stanford                           4 Western Kentucky       1 Virginia                              8 Missouri State
1991 – New Orleans, LA (Lakefront Arena)/Champion: Tennessee
1 Tennessee                      1 Virginia                              2 Stanford                           3 Connecticut
1990 – Knoxville, TN (Thompson-Boling Arena)/Champion: Stanford
1 Stanford                           2 Auburn                             1 Louisiana Tech               2 Virginia
1989 – Tacoma, Washington (Tacoma Dome)/Champion: Tennessee
1 Tennessee                      1 Auburn                             1 Louisiana Tech               1 Maryland
1988 – Tacoma, Washington (Tacoma Dome)/Champion: Louisiana Tech
2 Louisiana Tech               1 Auburn                             1 Tennessee                      2 Long Beach State
1987 – Austin, TX (Frank Erwin Center)/Champion: Tennessee
2 Tennessee                      1 Louisiana Tech               1 Long Beach State          2 Texas
1986 – Lexington, KY (Rupp Arena)/Champion: Texas
1 Texas                                 1 Southern California      4 Tennessee                      4 Western Kentucky
1985 – Austin, TX (Frank Erwin Center)/Champion: Old Dominion
1 Old Dominion                 2 Georgia                             2 Northwest Louisiana   4 Western Kentucky
1984 – Los Angeles, CA (Pauley Pavilion)/Champion: Southern California
1 Southern California      3 Tennessee                      1 Louisiana Tech               3 Cheyney State
1983 – Norfolk, VA (Norfolk Scope)/Champion: Southern California
1 Southern California      1 Louisiana Tech               2 Georgia                             2 Old Dominion
1983 – Norfolk, VA (Norfolk Scope)/Champion: Louisiana Tech
1 Louisiana Tech               2 Cheyney State               1 Tennessee                      2 Maryland

Men’s Final Four 1939-2012

This afternoon the the 2012 Men’s Final Four tips-off in New Orleans so let’s take a look at the past from this event. Final Four teams 1939-2012 (Champion on far right, opponent next than other two Final Four teams, teams seed in tournament listed next to name. 2012 not in that format but by seed)

2012 – New Orleans, LA (Louisiana Superdome)/Champion:
1 Kentucky                          2 Ohio State                       2 Kansas                               4 Louisville
2011 – Houston, TX (Reliant Stadium)/Champion: Connecticut
3 Connecticut                    8 Butler                                                4 Kentucky                          11 VCU
2010 – Indianapolis, IN (Lucas Oil Field)/Champion: Duke
1 Duke                                  5 Butler                                                2 West Virginia                  5 Michigan State
2009 – Detroit, MI (Ford Field)/Champion: North Carolina
1 North Carolina               2 Michigan State               1 Connecticut                    3 Villanova
2008 – San Antonio, TX (Alamodome)/Champion: Connecticut
1 Kansas                               1 Memphis                         1 North Carolina               1 UCLA
2007 – Atlanta, GA (Georgia Dome)/Champion: Florida
1 Florida                               1 Ohio State                       2 Georgetown                   2 UCLA
2006 – Indianapolis, IN (RCA Dome)/Champion: Florida
3 Florida                               2 UCLA                                  4 LSU                                     11 George Mason
2005 – St. Louis, MO (Edward Jones Dome)/Champion: North Carolina
1 North Carolina               1 Illinois                                4 Louisville                          5 Michigan State
2004 – San Antonio, TX (Alamodome)/Champion: Connecticut
2 Connecticut                    3 Georgia Tech                  1 Duke                                  2 Oklahoma State
2003 – New Orleans, LA (Louisiana Superdome)/Champion: Syracuse
3 Syracuse                           2 Kansas                               1 Texas                                 3 Marquette
2002 – Atlanta, GA (Georgia Dome)/Champion: Maryland
1 Maryland                         5 Indiana                              1 Kansas                               2 Oklahoma
2001 – Minneapolis, MN (HHH Metrodome)/Champion: Duke
1 Duke                                  2 Arizona                             1 Michigan State               3 Maryland
2000 – Indianapolis, IN (RCA Dome)/Champion: Michigan State
1 Michigan State               5 Florida                               8 North Carolina               8 Wisconsin
1999 – St. Petersburg, FL (Tropicana Field)/Champion: Connecticut
1 Connecticut                    1 Duke                                  1 Michigan State               4 Ohio State
1998 – San Antonio, TX (Alamodome)/Champion: Kentucky
2 Kentucky                          3 Utah                                   1 North Carolina               3 Stanford
1997 – Indianapolis, IN (RCA Dome)/Champion: Arizona
4 Arizona                             1 Kentucky                          1 North Carolina               1 Minnesota
1996 – East Rutherford, N.J. (Continental Airlines Arena)/Champion: Kentucky
1 Kentucky                          4 Syracuse                           1 Massachusetts              5 Mississippi State
1995 – Seattle, WA (Kingdome)/Champion: UCLA
1 UCLA                                  2 Arkansas                          2 North Carolina               4 Oklahoma State
1994 – Charlotte, N.C. (Charlotte Coliseum)/Champion: Arkansas
1 Arkansas                          2 Duke                                  2 Arizona                             3 Florida
1993 – New Orleans, LA (Louisiana Superdome)/Champion: North Carolina
1 North Carolina               1 Michigan                          1 Kentucky                          2 Kansas
1992 – Minneapolis, MN (HHH Metrodome)/Champion: Duke
1 Duke                                  6 Michigan                          2 Indiana                              4 Cincinnati
1991 – Indianapolis, IN (Hoosier Dome)/Champion: Duke
1 Duke                                  3 Kansas                               1 UNLV                                 2 North Carolina
1990 – Denver, CO (McNichols Sports Arena)/Champion: UNLV
1 UNLV                                 3 Duke                                  4 Arkansas                          4 Georgia Tech
1989 – Seattle, WA (Kingdome)/Champion: Michigan
3 Michigan                          3 Seton Hall                        1 Illinois                                2 Duke
1988 – Kansas City, MO (Kemper Arena)/Champion: Kansas
6 Kansas                               1 Oklahoma                        1 Arizona                             2 Duke
1987 – New Orleans, LA (Louisiana Superdome)/Champion: Indiana
1 Indiana                              2 Syracuse                           1 UNLV                                 6 Providence
1986 – Dallas, TX (Reunion Arena)/Champion: Louisville
2 Louisville                          1 Duke                                  1 Kansas                               11 LSU
1985 – Lexington, KY (Rupp Arena)/Champion: Villanova
8 Villanova                          1 Georgetown                   1 St. John’s                         2 Memphis State
1984 – Seattle, WA (Kingdome)/Champion: Georgetown
1 Georgetown                   2 Houston                           1 Kentucky                          7 Virginia
1983 – Albuquerque, NM (The Pit)/Champion: North Carolina State
6 North Carolina State    1 Houston                           1 Louisville                          4 Georgia
1982 – New Orleans, LA (Louisiana Superdome)/Champion: North Carolina
1 North Carolina               1 Georgetown                   3 Louisville                          6 Houston
1981 – Philadelphia, PA (The Spectrum)/Champion: Indiana
3 Indiana                              2 North Carolina               1 Virginia                              1 LSU
1980 – Indianapolis, IN (Market Square Arena)/Champion: Louisville
2 Louisville                          8 UCLA                                  5 Iowa                                   6 Purdue
1979 – Salt Lake City, UT (Huntsman Center)/Champion: Michigan State
2 Michigan State               1 Indiana State                  2 DePaul                              9 Pennslyvania
1978 – St. Louis, MO (The Checkerdome)/Champion: Kentucky
Kentucky                             Duke                                     Arkansas                              Notre Dame
1977 –Atlanta, GA (The Omni)/Champion: Marquette
Marquette                          North Carolina                   UNLV                                    UNC-Charlotte
1976 – Philadelphia, PA (The Spectrum)/Champion: Indiana
Indiana                                 Michigan                              UCLA                                     Rutgers
1975 – San Diego, CA (Valley View Casino Center)/Champion: UCLA
UCLA                                     Kentucky                             Louisville                              Syracuse
1974 – Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Coliseum)/Champion: North Carolina State
North Carolina State       Marquette                          UCLA                                     Kansas
1973 – St. Louis, MO (St. Louis Arena)/Champion: UCLA
UCLA                                     Memphis State                 Indiana                                 Providence
1972 – Los Angeles, CA (Memorial Sports Arena)/Champion: UCLA
UCLA                                     Florida State                       North Carolina                   Louisville
1971 – Houston, TX (Astrodome)/Champion: UCLA
UCLA                                     Villanova                              Western Kentucky          Kansas
1970 – College Park, MD (Cole Field House)/Champion: UCLA
UCLA                                     Jacksonville                        New Mexico State           St. Bonaventure
1969 – Louisville, KY (Freedom Hall)/Champion: UCLA
UCLA                                     Purdue                                 Drake                                    North Carolina
1968 – Los Angeles, CA (Sports Arena)/Champion: UCLA
UCLA                                     North Carolina                   Ohio State                           Houston
1967 – Louisville, KY (Freedom Hall)/Champion: UCLA
UCLA                                     Dayton                                 Houston                               North Carolina
1966 – College Park, MD (Cole Field House)/Champion: Texas Western
Texas Western                  Kentucky                             Duke                                     Utah
1965 – Portland, OR (Memorial Coliseum)/Champion: UCLA
UCLA                                     Michigan                              Princeton                            Wichita State
1964 – Kansas City, MO (Municipal Auditorium)/Champion: UCLA
UCLA                                     Duke                                     Michigan                              Kansas State
1963 – Louisville, KY (Freedom Hall)/Champion: Loyola (IL)
Loyola (IL)                           Cincinnati                            Duke                                     Oregon State
1962 – Louisville, KY (Freedom Hall)/Champion: Cincinnati
Cincinnati                            Ohio State                           Wake Forest                      UCLA
1961 – Kansas City, MO (Municipal Auditorium)/Champion: Cincinnati
Cincinnati                            Ohio State                           St. Joseph’s                        Utah
1960 – San Francisco, CA (Cow Palace)/Champion: Ohio State
Ohio State                           California                             Cincinnati                            New York University
1959 – Louisville, KY (Freedom Hall)/Champion: California
California                             West Virginia                     Cincinnati                            Louisville
1958 – Louisville, KY (Freedom Hall)/Champion: Kentucky
Kentucky                             Seattle University            Temple                                 Kansas State
1957 – Kansas City, MO (Municipal Auditorium)/Champion: North Carolina
North Carolina                   Kansas                                  San Francisco                     Michigan State
1956 – Evanston, IL (McGaw Hall)/Champion: San Francisco
San Francisco                     Iowa                                      Temple                                 SMU
1955 – Kansas City, MO (Municipal Auditorium)/Champion: San Francisco
San Francisco                     La Salle                                 Colorado                              Iowa
1954 – Kansas City, MO (Municipal Auditorium)/Champion: La Salle
La Salle                                 Bradley                                 Penn State                          Southern California
1953 – Kansas City, MO (Municipal Auditorium)/Champion: Indiana
Indiana                                 Kansas                                  Washington                        LSU
1952 – Seattle, WA (Hec Edmundson Pavilion)/Champion: Kansas
Kansas                                  St. John’s                             Illinois                                   Santa Clara
1951 – Minneapolis, MN (Williams Arena)/Champion: Kentucky
Kentucky                             Kansas State                      Illinois                                   Oklahoma State
1950 – New York City, N.Y. (Madison Square Garden)/Champion: City College of New York
CCNY                                     Bradley                                 North Carolina State       Baylor
1949 – Seattle, WA (Hec Edmundson Pavilion)/Champion: Kentucky
Kentucky                             Oklahoma State                                Illinois                                   Oregon State
1948 – New York City, N.Y. (Madison Square Garden)/Champion: Kentucky
Kentucky                             Baylor                                   Holy Cross                           Kansas State
1947 – New York City, N.Y. (Madison Square Garden)/Champion: Holy Cross
Holy Cross                           Oklahoma                           Texas                                    CCNY
1946 – New York City, N.Y. (Madison Square Garden)/Champion: Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State                                North Carolina                   Ohio State                           California
1945 – New York City, N.Y. (Madison Square Garden)/Champion: Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State                                New York University       Arkansas                              Ohio State
1944 – New York City, N.Y. (Madison Square Garden)/Champion: Utah
Utah                                      Dartmouth                          Iowa State                          Ohio State
1943 – New York City, N.Y. (Madison Square Garden)/Champion: Wyoming
Wyoming                             Georgetown                      DePaul                                  Texas
1942 – Kansas City, MO (Municipal Auditorium)/Champion: Stanford
Stanford                              Dartmouth                          Colorado                              Kentucky
1941 – Kansas City, MO (Municipal Auditorium)/Champion: Wisconsin
Wisconsin                            Washington State            Arkansas                              Pittsburgh
1940 – Kansas City, MO (Municipal Auditorium)/Champion: Indiana
Indiana                                 Kansas                                  Duquesne                           Southern California
1939 – Evansville, IL (Patten Gymnasium)/Champion: Oregon
Oregon                                 Ohio State                           Oklahoma State                                Villanova

Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend:

Tomorrow the two national semifinals will be played, so get use to me using this at least twice more

First Quarter: Final Four Weekend

Final Four/Mercedes-Benz Louisiana Superdome/New Orleans, Louisiana
1) 4 Louisville Cardinals/Big East (30-9) v. 1 Kentucky Wildcats/SEC (36-2), 5:09 pm/CBS
2) 2 Ohio State Buckeyes/Big Ten (31-7) v. 2 Kansas Jayhawks/Big XII (31-6), 7:49 pm/CBS
Women’s Final Four/Pepsi Center/Denver, Colorado
3) 1 Connecticut Huskies/Big East (33-4) v. 1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish/Big East (34-3), 5:30 pm/ESPN
4) 1 Stanford Cardinal/Pacific 12 (35-1) v. 1 Baylor Bears/ Big XII (38-8), 7:30 pm/ESPN

Second Quarter: NHL

1) NHL Schedule
2) Playoff scenarios for Friday
3) Battle for eighth
4) TV: Fri – Dallas @ Vancouver 9pm NBCSN, Sun – Philadelphia @ Pittsburgh 11:30 am NBC, Boston @ NY Rangers 6 pm NBCSN

Third Quarter:

1) NBA Schedule
2) ESPN on Friday – Dallas Mavericks @ Orlando Magic, 7 pm & Portland Trailblazers @ Los Angeles Clippers, 9:30 pm
3) NBA TV on Saturday – Cleveland Cavaliers @ New York Knicks, 6:30 pm & New Jersey Nets @ Sacramento Kings, 9 pm
4) ABC on Sunday – Chicago Bulls @ Oklahoma City Thunder, Noon & Miami Heat @ Boston Celtics, 2:30 pm

Fourth Quarter: NCAA Hockey/MLB/College Baseball/Wrestlemania XXVIII

1) NCAA Hockey Bracket
2) MLB Spring Training Schedule
3) College Baseball
4) Wrestlemania XXVIII/Miami Gardens, FL/Sun Life Stadium

Have a great weekend and see you on Monday! Thanks for reading Four Quarters! Also follow me on twitter @MikeVmos

Thursday w/ 4Quarters

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

Since this is the time of the year which banners for next year will be won I celebrate it. Photo via Puck Daddy

First Quarter: College Basketball

1) NIT Finals (Madison Square Garden/New York City, N.Y.): Minnesota Golden Gophers v. Stanford Cardinal, 6 pm/ESPN
2) Final Four (Louisiana Superdome/New Orleans, LA): Kentucky v. Louisville, Kansas v. Ohio State on Saturday
3) Women’s Final Four (Pepsi Center/Denver, CO): Baylor v. Stanford, Notre Dame v. Connecticut on Sunday
4) Tonight on ESPN is the annual Three point/Slam Dunk competition that happens Final Four week, 8 pm/ESPN

Second Quarter: MLB

1) Opening Series in Tokyo, Japan: Seattle Mariners (1-1) 1 v. Oakland Athletics (1-1) 4
2) Here are your Spring Training standings
3) In addition today’s Grapefruit and Cactus League scoreboards
4) Lastly an article from MLB.com about teams using plan B at this point

Third Quarter: NHL

1) Tonight’s schedule
2) Today’s NHL.com Playoff Pulse
3) St. Louis Blues (48-20-9, 105pts) @ Chicago Blackhawks (42-26-9, 93pts), 7:30 pm
4) San Jose Sharks (39-28-10, 88pts) @ Phoenix Coyotes (37-27-13, 87pts), 9 pm

Fourth Quarter: NBA

1) Here is the schedule in the assosciation tonight
2) Dallas Mavericks (29-22) @ Miami Heat (35-13), 7 pm/TNT
3) Oklahoma City Thunder (38-12) @ Los Angeles Lakers (31-19), 9:30 pm/TNT
4) Today’s look at the standings