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Tuesday = Lots of Links

It’s Tuesday so bring on the links


And here we go!

First Quarter: NBA/NHL

1) NBA scoreboard
2) Should you be jealous of Arron Affalo?
3) NHL scoreboard
4) Recap of the best game from last night

Second Quarter: College Basketball

1) Men’s/Women’s scoreboards
2) Forde Minutes: teams with something to prove
3) Who’s earned an automatic bid already
4) Conference tournament schedule

Third Quarter: NFL

1) Free agency can begin today, here’s a tracker
2) Don Banks on how the AFC east is loading up to dethrone the champs 
3) Patrick Willis is retiring
4) Colts gaining two big pieces?

Fourth Quarter: Links

1) Richard Deitsch – Pam Oliver gets a contract extension
2) The end is near for the Tim Brando show
3) Incentive to win the PacMan-Mayweather fight?
4) How about a fantasy baseball ranking

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2015 Posts: 48

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Thursday w/ 4Quarters

Almost done with the week here are four Thursday topics for you (Happy Birthday Mom!)


Look out bubble teams, Seton Hall and others are looking to be big thieves. Photo by Seth Wenig/AP

First Quarter: NBA

1) NBA scoreboard
2) 4Q Game of the Night (by default): Milwaukee Bucks (13-51) @ Atlanta Hawks (27-35), 6:30 pm
3) TNT Doubleheader Game 1: Houston Rockets (44-20) @ Chicago Bulls (35-29), 6 pm
4) TNT Doubleheader Game 2: Los Angeles Clippers (22-42) @ Oklahoma City Thunder (47-17), 8:30 pm

Second Quarter: NHL

1) NHL scoreboard
2) 4Q Game of the Night: Phoenix Coyotes (31-24-11, 73 pts) @ Boston Bruins (43-17-5, 91 pts), 6 pm/NHL Network
3) San Jose Sharks (42-17-7, 91 pts) @ Columbus Blue Jackets (34-26-5, 73 pts), 6 pm
4) New York Rangers (35-27-4, 74 pts) @ Minnesota Wild (34-22-9, 77 pts)

Third Quarter: College Basketball

1) Conference Tournament Brackets
2) AAC Quarterfinals (Memphis, TN): 21 Connecticut (24-7) v. 19 Memphis (23-8), 8 pm/ESPNU
3) PAC-12 Quarterfinals (Las Vegas, NV): Colorado (21-10) v. California (19-12), 4:30 pm/PAC-12 Network
4) PAC-12 Quarterfinals (Las Vegas, NV): Oregon (22-8) v. UCLA (23-8), 8 pm/PAC-12 Network 

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

1) NFL Free Agent fallout
2) Suggestion to strike the Redskins?
3) Pat Forde on John Thompson and Nolan Richardson
4) HOT STOVE

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2014 Posts: 56

Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend


The A10 and others will give out autobids to the NCCA tournament and the field will be announced on Sunday. Photo from SBNation

First Quarter: NBA

1) NBA Scores
2) Los Angeles Lakers (34-32) @ Indiana Pacers (40-24), 6 pm
3) Memphis Grizzlies (44-19) @ Denver Nuggets (44-22), 8 pm
4) Chicago Bulls (35-29) @ Golden State Warriors (37-29). 9:30 pm/NBATV

Second Quarter: College Basketball What to Watch

Friday –
1) Several semifinals on Friday
Saturday –
2) Big East, Big XII and PAC-12 finals on ESPN
3) More bids to be given out on Saturday from other conferences
Sunday –
4) ACC, A10, SEC and B1G finals with the bracket being set.
Scoreboard and Schedule plus Conference Brackets

Third Quarter: NHL

1) NHL scoreboard
2) New Jersey Devils (13-9-5, 31 pts) @ Philadelphia Flyers (12-15-1, 25 pts), 6 pm/NHL Network
3) Nashville Predators (11-10-6, 28 pts) @ Calgary Flames (10-11-4, 24 pts), 8 pm
4) Detroit Red Wings (12-10-5, 29 pts) @ Edmonton Oilers (10-11-5, 25 pts), 8:30 pm

Fourth Quarter: World Baseball Classic and College Baseball (All Rankings from Baseball America)

1) World Baseball Classic Scoreboard
2) Team USA tries to get into the semifinals tonight but needs to defeat Puerto Rico in Miami, 6 pm on MLB Network
3) 4Q College Baseball Tournament of the Weekend: RussMat Invitational (Winter Park, FL) – 24 Indiana, UAB, Army, Bucknell, Dartmouth, Long Island, Miami (OH), Navy, North Dakota State, Valparaiso and Yale
4) 4Q College Baseball Series of the Weekend: 3 Oregon State @ 20 Arizona
D1baseball.com Scoreboard

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

2013 Posts: 82

Four Quarters 2013 Conference Tournament Predictions Sure to go Wrong

Last season we debuted what Nate Jessen and I had done since college and that’s pick conference winners and dark horses. Now, you’re probably thinking what? Well if you don’t remember from last year (link) the favorite’s top seeds and dark horses the lower seeds.

We picked each conference with the exception of the Great West as they don’t have a tournament bid. Ok so this season favorites are seeds 1-3 (as of March 4) then everything else is considered dark horses. So here is the 2013 edition Conference Tournament Predictions Sure to go Wrong.

– Notes list who’s ineligible and who isn’t – http://www.bloggingthebracket.com/pages/2013-mens-college-basketball-conference-tournament-information

America East (Early Rounds at SEFCU Center/Albany, NY with Title Game at Highest Seed) – March 8-10, Championship March 16 NOTE: Boston University ineligible
Favorite:  Both (MV/NJ) – Stony Brook
Dark Horse: Both (MV/NJ) – Albany

Atlantic 10 (Barclay Center/Brooklyn, NY) – March 14-17
Favorite: MV – Saint Louis, NJ – VCU
Dark Horse: MV – Charlotte, NJ – Butler

ACC (Greensboro Coliseum/Greensboro, NC) – March 14-17
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Miami
Dark Horse: Both (MV/NJ) – North Carolina State

Atlantic Sun (University Center/Macon, GA) – March 6-9
Favorite: MV – Florida Gulf Coast, NJ – Mercer
Dark Horse: MV – North Florida, NJ – USU Upstate

Big XII (Sprint Center/Kansas City, MO) – March 13-16
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Kansas
Dark Horse: Both (MV/NJ) – Iowa State

Big East (Madison Square Garden/New York City, NY) – March 12-16 NOTE: Connecticut ineligible
Favorite: MV – Marquette, NJ – Louisville
Dark Horse: MV – Cincinnati, NJ – Syracuse

Big Sky (Regular Season Champion Hosts) – March 14-16
Favorite: MV – Montana, NJ – Weber State
Dark Horse: Both (MV/NJ) – Sacramento State

Big South (Student Recreation and Convocation Center/Conway, SC) – First Round March 5, Quarterfinals March 7 with Semifinals/Finals March 9-10
Favorite: MV – Gardner-Webb, NJ – Highpoint
Dark Horse: MV – Coastal Carolina, NJ – UNC Asheville

Big Ten (United Center/Chicago, IL) – March 14-17
Favorite: MV – Michigan State, NJ – Michigan
Dark Horse: Both (MV/NJ) – Illinois

Big West (Honda Center/Anaheim, CA) – March 14-16 NOTE: UC Riverside ineligible
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Long Beach State
Dark Horse: Both (MV/NJ) – Hawai’i

Colonial (Richmond Coliseum/Richmond, VA) – March 8-11 NOTE: UNC Wilmington, Towson, Georgia State and Old Dominion ineligible
Favorite: MV – Northeastern, NJ – Delaware
Dark Horse: Both (MV/NJ) – Georgia Mason

Conference USA (BOK Center/Tulsa, OK) – March 13-16 NOTE: Central Florida ineligible
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Memphis
Dark Horse: MV – Tulsa, NJ – East Carolina

Horizon League (First Round Campus Sites, Quarter/Semifinals at Regular Season Champion and Finals at Highest Seed) – First Round March 5, Quarter/Semifinals March 8-9, Finals March 12
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Valparaiso
Dark Horse: MV – Illinois-Chicago, NJ – Youngstown State

MAAC (MassMutual Center/Springfield, MA) – March 8-11
Favorite: MV – Niagara, NJ – Loyola
Dark Horse: MV – Canisius, NJ – Iona

MAC (First Round Campus Sites, Second Round-Finals Quicken Loans Arena/Cleveland, OH) – First Round March 11, Second Round-Finals March 13-16 NOTE: Toledo ineligible
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Akron
Dark Horse: Both (MV/NJ) – Kent State

MEAC (Norfolk Scope Arena/Norfolk, VA) – March 12-16
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Norfolk State
Dark Horse: MV – Florida A&M, NJ – Hampton

Missouri Valley (Scottrade Center/St. Louis, MO) – March 7-10
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Creighton
Dark Horse: MV – Illinois State, NJ – Indiana State

Mountain West (Thomas & Mack Center/Las Vegas, NV) – March 13-16
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – New Mexico
Dark Horse: MV – Boise State, NJ – San Diego State

Northeast (Campus Sites) – March 6, 9, Championship March 12
Favorite: MV – Bryant, NJ – Robert Morris
Dark Horse: MV – Quinnipiac, NJ – Long Island

Ohio Valley (Nashville Municipal Auditorium/Nashville, TN) – March 6-9 NOTE: Jacksonville State ineligible
Favorite: MV – Murray State, NJ – Belmont
Dark Horse: MV – Southeast Missouri State, NJ – Tennessee State

PAC-12 (MCM Grand Garden Arena/Las Vegas, NV) – March 13-16
Favorite: MV – California, NJ – Oregon
Dark Horse: Both (MV/NJ) – Colorado

Patriot (Campus Sites) – March 6, 9, Championship March 13
Favorite: MV – Lehigh, NJ – Bucknell
Dark Horse: MV – Holy Cross, NJ – Army

SEC (Bridgestone Arena/Nashville, TN) – March 14-17
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Florida
Dark Horse: MV – Arkansas, NJ – Missouri

Southern (U.S. Cellular Center/Asheville, NC) – March 8-11
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Davidson
Dark Horse: MV – Western Carolina, NJ – Appalachian State

Southland (Merrell Center/Katy, TX) – March 14-16 NOTE: Texas A&M – Corpus Christi ineligible
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Stephen F. Austin
Dark Horse: MV – Central Arkansas, NJ – Sam Houston State

SWAC (Special Events Center/Garland, TX) – March 13-16 NOTE: Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Mississippi Valley State ineligible
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Southern
Dark Horse: MV – Jackson State, NJ – Prairie View

Summit (Sioux Falls Arena/Sioux Falls, SD) – March 9-12
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – South Dakota State
Dark Horse: Both (MV/NJ) – Oakland

Sun Belt (Summit Arena and Hot Springs Convention Center/Hot Springs, AR) – March 9-12
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Middle Tennessee
Dark Horse: MV – Western Kentucky, NJ – Arkansas-Little Rock

West Coast (Orleans Arena/Las Vegas, NV) – March 6-9, Championship March 11
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Gonzaga
Dark Horse: MV – San Francisco, NJ – Santa Clara

WAC (Orleans Arena/Las Vegas, NV) – March 13-16
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Denver
Dark Horse: MV – Texas-Arlington, NJ – Utah State

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2013 Posts: 74

The Wednesday Edition

It’s the middle of the week! (Post 500)


Tonight is the final men’s basketball game at the Bob Devaney Sports Center where several former players will comeback. Photo by ThisIsNebraska.com

First Quarter: NBA

1) Today’s scores
2) Boston Celtics (32-27) @ Indiana Pacers (38-22), 6 pm
3) Portland Trailblazers (28-31) @ Memphis Grizzlies (39-19), 7 pm
4) Chicago Bulls (34-26) @ San Antonio Spurs (47-14), 8 pm/ESPN

Second Quarter: College Basketball

1) 13 Oklahoma State Cowboys (22-6, 12-4 Big XII) @ Iowa State Cyclones (19-10, 9-7 Big XII), 6 pm/ESPNU
2) 16 Saint Louis Billikens (23-5, 12-2 A10) @ Xavier Musketeers (16-12, 8-6 A10), 8 pm
3) Minnesota Golden Gophers (20-9, 8-8 B1G) @ Nebraska Cornhuskers (13-16, 4-12 B1G), 8 pm/BTN
4) Stanford Cardinal (17-13, 8-9 PAC-12) @ California Golden Bears (20-9, 12-5 PAC-12), 10 pm/ESPN2

Third Quarter: NHL

1) NHL scoreboard
2) Rivalry Night Game One on NBCSN: Colorado Avalanche (8-9-4, 20 pts) @ Chicago Blackhawks (20-0-3, 43 pts), 7 pm/NBC Sports Network
3) San Jose Sharks (11-6-4, 26 pts) @ Calgary Flames (8-8-4, 20 pts), 8:30 pm
4) Phoenix Coyotes (11-8-3, 25 pts) @ Anaheim Ducks (15-3-3, 33 pts), 9 pm

Fourth Quarter: Leftover Links

1) MLB.com – World Baseball Classic scoreboard, updated brackets
2) SI.com – 50 most powerful people in sports
3) YahooSports.com – Pat Forde thinks Indiana jumped the gun celebrating last night after a loss
4) CBSsports.com – Conference Tournament  scoreboard

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2013 Posts: 72

Monday Edition

Four topics on this Monday

Creighton need OT to defeat Illinois State win win the Missouri Valley tournament in St. Louis to clinch an NCAA bid

  First Quarter: 4Quarters Top14 (This is the last week of this, I’ll do a final top14 after the NCAA tourney) 

1. Kentucky Wildcats/SEC (30-1)                                    LW1
2. Syracuse Orange/BigEast (30-1)                                 LW2
3. Kansas Jayhawks/BigXII (26-5)                                   LW3
4. North Carolina Tarheels/ACC (25-4)                             LW9
5. Murray State Racers/OVC (30-1)                                LW7
6. Michigan State Spartans/B1G (24-7)                           LW4
7. Marquette Golden Eagles/BigEast (25-6)                     LW6
8. Missouri Tigers/BigXII (27-4)                                       LW10
9. Duke Blue Devils/ACC (26-5)                                      LW6
10. Saint Mary’s Gaels/WCC (26-5)                                LW12
11. Wichita State Shockers/MVC (27-5)                         LW8
12.  Creighton Bluejays/MVC (28-5)                               LW12
13. Harvard Crimson/Ivy (26-4)                                       LW14
14. VCU Rams (27-6)                                                   NR

 
Dropping out No. 13 Weber StateSecond Quarter: NCAA Conference Tournament Update

 
Remember to keep up this week with my conference tournament tracker for both the men/women. Also take a look at the 4Quarter roundtable and our picks, as of today Mar. 5 we’re all 3-1 in our selections, congrats to Joe Tichy on being the only one to pick Creighton to win Arch Madness. FYI I’ll have a lot of NCAA tournament stuff both here and the tracket updates for you the reader.Teams clinching auto-bids this weekend in the men conference tournaments:
Atlantic Sun: Belmont (27-7)
Big South: UNC-Asheville (24-9)
Missouri Valley: Creighton (28-5)
Ohio Valley: Murray State (30-1)

Teams clinching auto-bids this weekend in women conference tournaments:
ACC: Maryland (28-4)
Atlantic Sun: Florida Gulf Coast (29-2)
Big Ten: Purdue (24-8)
Ivy (No conference tournament): Princeton (23-4)
Ohio Valley: Tennessee-Martin (23-8)
SEC: Tennessee (23-8)
 

Third Quarter: NHL Tonight’s NHL gamesIf the season ended today the playoff field would be this, Last Week: 1. New York Rangers (84pts) 2. Boston Bruins (77pts) 3. Florida Panthers (70pts) 4. Pittsburgh Penguins (77pts) 5. Philadelphia Flyers (75pts) 6. New Jersey Devils (74pts) 7. Ottawa Senators (74pts) 8. Winnipeg Jets (68pts)  Today: 1. New York Rangers (91pts) 2. Boston Bruins (79pts) 3. Florida Panthers (74pts) 4. Pittsburgh Penguins (81pts) 5. Philadelphia Flyers (79pts) 6. New Jersey Devils (77pts) 7. Ottawa Senators (76pts) 8. Winnipeg Jets (70pts) Last Week: 1. Vancouver Canucks (87pts) 2. Detroit Red Wings (85pts) 3. Phoenix Coyotes (73pts) 4. St. Louis Blues (83pts) 5. Nashville Predators (79pts) 6. Chicago Blackhawks 73pts) 7. San Jose Sharks (71pts) 8. Dallas Stars (70pts)

Today: 1. Vancouver Canucks (90pts) 2. St. Louis Blues (89pts) 3. Phoenix Coyotes (75pts) 4. Detroit Red Wings (89pts) 5. Nashville Predators (83pts) 6. Chicago Blackhawks (79pts) 7. Dallas Stars (75pts) 8. San Jose Sharks (73pts)Full NHL Standings as of 03-05-12Fourth Quarter: NBA

The NBA is off Monday so the schedule resumes on Tuesday

Last Week/First Half Standings: 1. Miami Heat (27-7) 2. Chicago Bulls (27-8) 3. Indiana Pacers (21-12) 4. Philadelphia 76ers (20-14) 5. Orlando Magic (22-13) 6. Atlanta Hawks (20-14) 7. New York Knicks (17-18) 8. Boston Celtics (15-17) 9. Cleveland Cavaliers (13-18) 10. Milwaukee Bucks (13-20) 11. Detroit Pistons (11-24) 12. Toronto Raptors (10-23) 13. New Jersey Nets (10-15) 14. Washington Wizards (7-26) 15. Charlotte Bobcats (4-28) 

Today: 1. Chicago Bulls (31-8) 2. Miami Heat (28-9) 3. Indiana Pacers (23-12) 4. Philadelphia 76ers (22-16) 5. Orlando Magic (24-14) 6. Atlanta Hawks (22-15) 7. Boston Celtics (19-17) 8. New York Knicks (18-19)

Today/First Half Standigns: 1. Oklahoma City Thunder (27-7) 2. San Antonio Spurs (24-10) 3. Los Angeles Clippers (20-11) 4. Dallas Mavericks (21-13) 5. Los Angeles Lakers (20-14) 6. Houston Rockets (20-14) 7. Memphis Grizzlies (19-15) 8. Portland Trailblazers (18-16) 9. Denver Nuggets (18-17) 10. Minnesota Timberwolves (17-17) 11. Utah Jazz (15-17) 12. Golden State Warriors (13-17) 13. Phoenix Suns (14-20) 14. Sacramento Kings (11-22) 15. New Orleans Hornets (8-25)

Today: 1. Oklahoma City Thunder (29-8) 2. San Antonio Spurs (25-12) 3. Los Angeles Clippers (22-13) 4. Los Angeles Lakers (23-14) 5. Memphis Grizzlies (22-15) 6. Dallas Mavericks (22-16) 7. Houston Rockets (21-17) 8. Denver Nuggets (21-17)

Full NBA standings 03-05-12

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