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Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend


Detroit handed Oakland their sixth straight game five defeat in the ALCS. Photo by AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

First Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) Detroit behind Justin Verlander beat Oakland 3-0 on Thursday to advance to the ALCS
3) NLCS Game 1: Los Angeles Dodgers @ St. Louis Cardinals, 7:30 pm/TBS
4) ALCS begins Saturday in Boston with the Tigers at Red Sox

Second Quarter: 4Q CFB Games of the Week

1) 25 Missouri Tigers (5-0, 1-0 SEC) @ 7 Georgia Bulldogs (4-1, 3-0 SEC), 11 am/ESPN
2) 17 Florida Gators (4-1, 3-0 SEC) @ 10 LSU Tigers (5-1, 2-1 SEC), 2:30 pm/CBS
3) 19 Northwestern Wildcats (4-1, 0-1 B1G) @ Wisconsin Badgers (3-2, 1-1 B1G), 2:30 pm/ABC or ESPN2
4) 2 Oregon Ducks (5-0, 2-0 PAC-12) @ 16 Washington Huskies (4-1, 1-1 PAC-12), 3 pm/FOX

Third Quarter: 4Q NFL Games of the Week

1) Oakland Raiders (2-3) @ Kansas City Chiefs (5-0), Noon/CBS
2) Arizona Cardinals (3-2) @ San Francisco 49ers (3-2), 3:25 pm/FOX
3) New Orleans Saints (5-0) @ New England Patriots (4-1), 3:25 pm/FOX
4) Sunday Night Football: Washington R_______ (1-3) @ Dallas Cowboys (2-3), 7:30 pm/NBC

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1) Tunnel Walk of Shame, Purdue
2) US qualifier tonight in KC against Jamaica
3) NHL scores
4) Weekend College and NFL broadcasters 

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

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2013 NCAA College Baseball Tournament Primer


The Road to Omaha begins later this week so here are the basics.

Friday the NCAA baseball tournament begins so here is the field and the needed information.

National Seeds:
North Carolina (52-8), Vanderbilt (51-9), Oregon State (45-10), LSU (52-9), Cal State Fullerton (48-8), Virginia (47-10), Florida State (44-15) and Oregon (45-14)

Regional Host:
Baton Rouge, LA – LSU Tigers (52-9) /Alex Box Stadium, Blacksburg, VA – Virginia Tech Hokies (38-20)/English Field, Bloomington, IN – Indiana Hoosiers (43-14)/Bart Kaufman Field, Chapel Hill, N.C. – North Carolina Tar Heels (52-8)/Boshamer Stadium, Charlottesville, VA – Virginia Cavalier (47-10)/Davenport Field, Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina Gamecocks (39-18)/Carolina Stadium, Eugene, OR – Oregon Ducks (45-14)/PK Park, Fullerton, CA – Cal State Fullerton Titans (48-8)/Goodwin Field,
Los Angeles, CA – UCLA Bruins (39-17)/Jackie Robinson Stadium, Louisville, KY – Louisville Cardinals (46-10)/Jim Patterson Stadium, Manhattan, KS – Kansas State Wildcats (41-17)/Tointon Family Stadium
Nashville, TN – Vanderbilt Commodores (51-9)/Hawkins Field, Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina Wolfpack (44-14)/Doak Field, Starkville, MS – Mississippi State Bulldogs (43-17)/Dude Noble Field, Tallahassee, FL – Florida State Seminoles (44-15)/Dick Howser Stadium

The Field with Regional Match-ups:
Chapel Hill, N.C. – 1 North Carolina Tar Heels, 2 Florida Atlantic Owls, 3 Towson Tigers, 4 Canisius Golden Griffins
Columbia, S.C. – 1 South Carolina Gamecocks, 2 Clemson Tigers, 3 Liberty Flames, 4 Saint Louis Billikens
Raleigh, N.C. – 1 North Carolina State Wolfpack, 2 Mississippi Rebels, 3 William & Mary Tribe, 4 Binghamton Bearcats
Eugene, OR – 1 Oregon Ducks, 2 Rice Owls, 3 San Francisco Dons, 4 South Dakota State Jackrabbits
Fullerton, CA – 1 Cal State Fullerton Titans, 2 Arizona State Sun Devils, 3 New Mexico Lobos, 4 Columbia Lions
Los Angeles, CA – 1 UCLA Bruins, 2 Cal Poly Mustangs, 3 San Diego Toreros, 4 San Diego State Aztecs
Blackburg, VA – 1 Virginia Tech Hokies, 2 Oklahoma Sooners, 3 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, 4 Connecticut Huskies
Baton Rouge, LA – 1 LSU Tigers, 2 Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns, 3 Sam Houston State Bearkats, 4 Jackson State Tigers
Nashville, TN – 1 Vanderbilt Commodores, 2 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 3 Illinois Fighting Illini, 4 East Tennessee State Buccaneers
Louisville, KY – 1 Louisville Cardinals, 2 Miami (FL) Hurricanes, 3 Oklahoma State Cowboys, 4 Bowling Green Falcons
Bloomington, IN – 1 Indiana Hoosiers, 2 Austin Peay Governors, 3 Florida Gators, 4 Valparaiso Crusaders
Tallahassee, FL – 1 Florida State Seminoles, 2 Alabama Crimson Tide, 3 Troy Trojans, 4 Savannah State Tigers
Charlottesville, VA – 1 Virginia Cavaliers, 2 UNC Wilmington Seahawks, 3 Elon Phoenix, 4 Army Black Knights
Starkville, MS – 1 Mississippi State Bulldogs, 2 South Alabama Jaguars, 3 Mercer Bears, 4 Central Arkansas Bears
Manhattan, KS – 1 Kansas State Wildcats, 2 Arkansas Razorbacks, 3 Bryant Bulldogs, 4 Wichita State Shockers
Corvallis, OR – 1 Oregon State Beavers, 2 Texas A&M Aggies, 3 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, 4 UTSA Roadrunners

Bids by Conference:
SEC (9), ACC (8), PAC-12, Sun Belt (4), Big XII, Big West, Colonial (3), Atlantic Sun, Big East, Big South, Big Ten, Mountain West, Southland, West Coast (2), America East, Atlantic 10, Conference USA, Horizon, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, MAC, MEAC, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, SWAC, Summit, WAC (1)

NCAA Release
Tournament Bracket

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Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend


Tonight the site of the 2014 Final Four/Cowboys Stadium in Arlington hosts the NCAA South Regional. Photo from AT&T Cotton Bowl twitter

First Quarter: College Basketball – Friday Sweet 16 Games (Midwest/South Regionals)

1) Midwest Regional (Lucas Oil Field/Indianapolis, IN): 12 Oregon Ducks (28-8) v. 1 Louisville Cardinals (31-5), 6:15 pm/CBS
2) South Regional (Cowboys Stadium/Arlington, TX): 4 Michigan Wolverines (28-7) v. 1 Kansas Jayhawks (31-5), 6:37 pm/TBS
3) Midwest Regional (Lucas Oil Field/Indianapolis, IN): 3 Michigan State Spartans (27-8) v. 2 Duke Blue Devils (29-5), 8:45 pm/CBS
4) South Regional (Cowboys Stadium/Arlington, TX): 15 Florida Gulf Coast (26-10) v. 3 Florida Gators (28-7), 8:57 pm/TBS

Second Quarter: NBA

1) NBA Scores
2) 4Q NBA Game of the Night – Los Angeles Clippers (49-23) @ San Antonio Spurs (54-17), 7:30 pm
3) Brooklyn Nets (42-29) @ Denver Nuggets (49-24), 8 pm
4) Utah Jazz (36-36) @ Portland Trailblazers (33-38), 9 pm

Third Quarter: NHL

1) NHL scoreboard
2) 4Q NHL Game of the Night – Anaheim Ducks (22-7-4, 48 pts) @ Chicago Blackhawks (25-4-3, 53 pts), 7:30 pm/NHL Network
3) Minnesota Wild (20-10-2, 42 pts) @ Dallas Stars (15-14-3, 33 pts), 7:30 pm
4) Columbus Blue Jackets (13-14-7, 33 pts) @ Calgary Flames (13-15-4, 30 pts), 8 pm

Fourth Quarter: College Baseball (All Rankings from Baseball America)

1) D1baseball.com Scoreboard
2) 4Q College Baseball Series of the Weekend: 6 UCLA Bruins @ 26 Arizona State Sun Devils
3) 19 Notre Dame Fighting Irish @ 15 Louisville Cardinals
4) 30 Texas A&M Aggies @ 13 South Carolina Gamecocks

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

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Monday Edition

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


Florida Gulf Coast is the story of the weekend beating Georgetown and then San Diego State to make the round of 16. Photo by Sports Illustrated

First Quarter: NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Sweet 16

1. Midwest (Lucas Oil Stadium/Indianapolis, IN): 12 Oregon Ducks v. 1 Louisville Cardinals, 3 Michigan State Spartans v. 2 Duke Blue Devils
2. West (Staples Center/Los Angeles, CA): 13 LaSalle Explorers v. 9 Wichita State Shockers, 6 Arizona Wildcats v. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes
3. South (Cowboys Stadium/Arlington, TX): 4 Michigan Wolverines v. 1 Kansas Jayhawks, 15 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles v. 3 Florida Gators
4. East (Verizon Center/Washington, D.C.): 4 Syracuse Orange v. 1 Indiana Hoosiers, 3 Marquette Golden Eagles v. 2 Miami (FL) Hurricanes

Second Quarter: College Basketball part II – the brackets

1.NCAA Tournament Men’s Bracket and Women’s Bracket
2. NIT Bracket
3. CBI Bracket
4. CIT Bracket

Third Quarter: NBA/NHL

1. NBA scoreboard and standings
2. 4Q NBA Game of the Night: Atlanta Hawks (39-31) @ Indiana Pacers (43-27), 6 pm
3. NHL scoreboard and standings
4. 4Q NHL Game of the Night: Los Angeles Kings (17-12-2, 36 pts) @ Chicago Blackhawks (24-3-3, 51 pts), 7 pm/NBC Sports Network

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links
1. SI.com – One on One
2. CBSsports.com – Gary Parrish on will Doug McDermott come back?
3. YahooSports.com – Pat Forde looks at the last 16 left in the men’s tournament
4. ESPN.com – UCLA fires Ben Howland

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2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

For those who know the bracket great! But I feel that this blog needs to be a source of information on the biggest deal in sports so here is your field of 68. All times are Central and you’re on your own finding these channels.

KEY – MW = Midwest, W = West, S = South, E = East

Play-In Four (I refuse to call it by the name it’s billed as)

March 19 (UD Arena/Dayton, OH)
MW – 16 Liberty Flames (15-20) v. 16 North Carolina A&T Aggies (19-16), 5:40 pm TruTV
MW – 11 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (28-5) v. 11 Saint Mary’s Gaels (27-6), 8:10 pm TruTV

March 20 (UD Arena/Dayton, OH)
E – 16 LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds (20-13) v. 16 James Madison Dukes (20-14), 5:40 pm TruTV
W – 13 Boise State Broncos (21-10) v. 13 LaSalle Explorers (21-9), 8:10 pm TruTV

Midwest Region

Thursday, March 21 (Rupp Arena/Lexington, KY)
1 Louisville Cardinals (29-5) v. 16 Liberty/North Carolina A&T winner, 5:50 pm TBS
8 Colorado State Rams (25-8) v. 9 Missouri Tigers (23-10), 8:20 pm TBS

Thursday, March 21 (HP Pavilion/San Jose, CA)
5 Oklahoma State Cowboys (24-8) v. 12 Oregon Ducks (26-8), 3:30 pm TNT
4 Saint Louis Billikens (27-6) v. 13 New Mexico State Aggies (24-10), 1:10 TNT

Thursday, March 21 (Palace of Auburn Hills/Auburn Hills, MI)
6 Memphis Tigers (30-4) v. 11 Middle Tennessee/Saint Mary’s winner, 1:45 pm CBS
3 Michigan State Spartans (25-8) v. 14 Valparaiso Crusaders (26-7), 11:15 am CBS

Friday, March 22 (Wells Fargo Center/Philadelphia, PA)
7 Creighton Bluejays (27-7) v. 10 Cincinnati Bearcats (22-11), 1:45 pm CBS
2 Duke Blue Devils (27-5) v. 15 Albany Great Danes (24-10), 11:15 am CBS

Regional Finals – Lucas Oil Stadium/Indianapolis, IN March 29 and 31

West Region

Thursday, March 21 (EnergySolutions Arena/Salt Lake City, UT)
1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (31-2) v. 16 Southern Jaguars (23-9), 3:10 pm TBS
8 Pittsburgh Panthers (24-8) v. 9 Wichita State Shockers (26-8), 12:40 pm TBS

Friday, March 22 (Sprint Center/Kansas City, MO)
5 Wisconsin Badgers (23-11) v. 12 Mississippi Rebels (26-8), 11:40 am TruTV
4 Kansas State Wildcats (27-7) v. 13 Boise State/LaSalle winner, 2:10 pm TruTV

Thursday, March 21 (EnergySolutions Arena/Salt Lake City, UT)
6 Arizona Wildcats (25-7) v. 11 Belmont Bruins (26-6), 6:20 pm TNT
3 New Mexico Lobos (29-5) v. 14 Harvard Crimson (19-9), 8:50 pm TNT

Friday, March 22 (UD Arena/Dayton, OH)
7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (25-9) v. 10 Iowa State Cyclones (22-11), 8:45 pm CBS
2 Ohio State Buckeyes (26-7) v. 15 Iona Gaels (20-13), 6:15 pm CBS

Regional Finals – Staples Center/Los Angeles, CA March 28 and 30

South Region

Friday, March 22 (Sprint Center/Kansas City, MO)
1 Kansas Jayhawks (29-5) v. 16 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (20-15), 8:50 pm TNT
8 North Carolina Tarheels (24-10) v. 9 Villanova Wildcats (20-13), 6:20 pm TNT

Thursday, March 21 (Palace of Auburn Hills/Auburn Hills, MI)
5 Virginia Commonwealth Rams (26-8) v. 12 Akron Zips (26-6), 8:45 pm CBS
4 Michigan Wolverines (26-7) v. 13 South Dakota State Jackrabbits (25-9), 6:15 pm CBS

Friday, March 22 (Frank Erwin Center/Austin, TX)
6 UCLA Bruins (25-9) v. 11 Minnesota Golden Gophers (20-12), 6:27 pm TruTV
3 Florida Gators (26-7) v. 14 Northwestern State Demons (23-8), 8:57 TruTV

Friday, March 22 (Wells Fargo Center/Philadelphia, PA)
7 San Diego State Aztecs (22-10) v. 10 Oklahoma Sooners (20-11), 5:50 pm TBS
2 Georgetown Hoyas (25-6) v. 15 Florida Gulf Coast (24-10), 8:20 pm TBS

Regional Finals – Cowboys Stadium/Arlington, TX March 29 and 31

East Region

Friday, March 22 (UD Arena/Dayton, OH)
1 Indiana Hoosiers (27-6) v. 16 LIU-Brooklyn/James Madison winner, 3:10 pm TBS
8 North Carolina State Wolfpack (24-10) v. 9 Temple Owls (23-9), 12:40 pm TBS

Thursday, March 21 (HP Pavilion/San Jose, CA)
5 UNLV Running Rebels (25-9) v. 12 California Golden Bears (20-11), 6:27 pm TruTV
4 Syracuse Orange (26-9) v. 13 Montana Grizzlies (25-6), 8:57 pm TruTV

Thursday, March 21 (Rupp Arena/Lexington, KY)
6 Butler Bulldogs (26-8) v. 11 Bucknell Bison (28-5), 11:40 am TruTV
3 Marquette Golden Eagles (23-8) v. 14 Davidson Wildcats (26-7), 2:10 pm TruTV

Friday, March 22 (Frank Erwin Center/Austin, TX)
7 Illinois Fighting Illini (22-12) v. 10 Colorado Buffaloes (21-11), 3:40 pm TNT
2 Miami (FL) Hurricanes (27-6) v. 15 Pacific Tigers (22-12), 1:10 pm TNT

Regional Finals – Verizon Center/Washington, D.C. March 28 and 30

2013 Final Four – Georgia Dome/Atlanta, GA April 6 and 8

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4Quarters: BcS National Championship Game Results 1999-2013

The BcS era is about over so here are the results of the games since they began on January 4, 1999 at Sun Devil Stadium with the Fiesta Bowl.


Alabama has owned the “BCS” era of college football having won three crystal ball trophy’s. The Million Dollar Band has got a lot of air time due to this which isn’t the worst thing. Photo by John Bazemore/AP

January 4, 1999 – Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Sun Devil Stadium/Tempe, Arizona): 1998 Season
1 Tennessee Volunteers (SEC Champion) 23        2 Florida State Seminoles (ACC Co-Champion) 16

January 4, 2000 – Nokia Sugar Bowl (Louisiana Superdome/New Orleans, Louisiana): 1999 Season
1 Florida State Seminoles (ACC Champion) 46     2 Virginia Tech Hokies (Big East Champion) 29

January 3, 2001 – FedEx Orange Bowl (Pro Player Stadium/Miami, Florida): 2000 Season
1 Oklahoma Sooners (Big XII Champion) 13          2 Florida State Seminoles (ACC Champion) 2

January 3, 2002 – Rose Bowl Game presented by AT&T (Rose Bowl Stadium/Pasadena, California): 2001 Season
1 Miami (FL) Hurricanes (Big East Champion) 37  2 Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big XII Co-North Champion) 14

January 3, 2003 – Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Sun Devil Stadium/Tempe, Arizona): 2002 Season
2 Ohio State Buckeyes (Big Ten Champion) 31     1 Miami (FL) Hurricanes (Big East Champion) 24 F/2OT

January 4, 2004 – Nokia Sugar Bowl (Louisiana Superdome/New Orleans, Louisiana): 2003 Season
2 LSU Tigers (SEC Champion) 21                                 1 Oklahoma Sooners (Big XII Runner-Up) 14

January 4, 2005 – FedEx Orange Bowl (Pro Player Stadium/Miami, Florida): 2004 Season
1 Southern California Trojans (PAC-10 Champion) 55       2 Oklahoma Sooners (Big XII Champion) 19
* USC vacated the title

January 4, 2006 – Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi (Rose Bowl Stadium/Pasadena, California): 2005 Season
2 Texas Longhorns (Big XII Champion) 41               1 Southern California Trojans (PAC-10 Champion) 38

January 8, 2007 – Tostitos BCS National Championship Game (University of Phoenix Stadium/Gendale, Arizona): 2006 Season
2 Florida Gators (SEC Champion) 41                         1 Ohio State Buckeyes (Big Ten Champion) 14

January 7, 2008 – Allstate BCS National Championship Game (Louisiana Superdome/New Orleans, Louisiana): 2007 Season
2 LSU Tigers (SEC Champion) 38                                 1 Ohio State Buckeyes (Big Ten Champion) 24

January 8, 2009 – FedEx BCS National Championship Game (Dolphins Stadium/Miami, Florida): 2008 Season
2 Florida Gators (SEC Champion) 24                         1 Oklahoma Sooners (Big XII Champion) 14

January 7, 2010 – Citi BCS National Championship Game (Rose Bowl Stadium/Pasadena, California): 2009 Season
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (SEC Champion) 37         2 Texas Longhorns (Big XII Champion) 21

January 10, 2011 – Tostitos BCS National Championship Game (University of Phoenix Stadium/Glendale, Arizona): 2010 Season
1 Auburn Tigers (SEC Champion) 22                         2 Oregon Ducks (PAC-10 Champion) 19

January 9, 2012 – Allstate BCS National Championship Game (Mercedes-Benz Superdome/New Orleans, Louisiana): 2011 Season
2 Alabama Crimson Tide (2nd SEC West) 21            1 LSU Tigers (SEC Champion) 0

January 7, 2013 – Discover BCS National Championship Game (Sun Life Stadium/Miami, Florida): 2012 Season
2 Alabama Cromson Tide (SEC Champion) 42       1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Independent) 14

Conference Records –                   Win(s)                                  Loss(es)

SEC 9-1                                 Alabama (3), Florida (2)                 LSU
LSU (2), Tennessee, Aburn

Big XII 2-5                         Oklahoma, Texas                                Nebraska*, Oklahoma (3), Texas

ACC 1-2                               Florida State                                         Florida State (2)

Big East 1-2                         Miami (FL)^                                        Miami (FL)^, Virginia Tech^

Big Ten 1-2                          Ohio State                                            Ohio State (2)

PAC-10 1-2                          Southern California!                       Southern California!, Oregon

Independents 0-1                                                                             Notre Dame

* = Nebraska moved from Big XII to Big Ten in 2011

^ = Miami (FL) and Virginia Tech moved from Big East to ACC in 2004

! = Southern California vacated 2005 Orange Bowl

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Thursday w/ 4Quarters

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

Louisville upsets Florida 33-23 in Sugar Bowl
Charlie Strong’s 21st ranked Louisville Cardinals convincingly beat 3rd ranked Florida 33-23 in the Sugar Bowl Wednesday night. Photo by Butch Dill/AP

First Quarter: NBA

1) NBA scoreboard
2) San Antonio Spurs (25-8) @ New York Knicks (21-10), 6:30 pm
3) Minnesota Timberwolves (14-13) @ Denver Nuggets (18-15), 8 pm
4) Light schedule on Thursday night

Second Quarter: College Football

1) Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: 4 Oregon Ducks (11-1, 8-1 PAC-12) @ 5 Kansas State Wildcats (11-1, 8-1 Big XII), 7:30 pm/ESPN
2) Louisville made easy work of the SEC’s Florida Gators in New Orleans on Wednesday night.
3) Quickly winding down bowl action
4) Reminder that Saturday is the FCS Championship

Third Quarter: NFL

1) NFL scoreboard
2) Wildcard Weekend!
3) 4Q: Suck Game of the Week: None!
4) 4Q: Not Quite Good Enough to Mention Friday Match-up: None playoffs start!

Fourth Quarter: Thursday Links

1) Hot Stove Tracker
2) Sugar Bowl write-up
3) Luke Winn’s college basketball rankings
4) Stu Hackel turns on the RED Light

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