THIS IS ONE OF THOSE DAYS SO MANY OF US CIRCLE, so be sure to enjoy it. The NCAA tournament hits its stride today, and here is a viewer’s guide to all the games. The first — Valpo at Michigan — tips at 12:15 p.m. and features Hidden Valley grad and former Hokie Ben Boggs playing for Valpo (Berman feature on Boggs here).
Things really get cranking at 1:40 when you start having overlapping games. Hope you get to catch a good deal of the action.
Here are the odds to win the whole thing (to compute odds to 1, just move the decimal two places to left, so Indiana is 5-to-1, etc.):
Miami Florida +1000
Ohio State +1400
New Mexico +1600
Michigan State +2000
Saint Louis +2500
North Carolina +5000
VA Commonwealth +5000
Kansas State +6600
North Carolina State +6600
Oklahoma State +10000
Notre Dame +12500
San Diego State +12500
St Marys +15000
Colorado State +20000
Iowa State +20000
South Dakota State +30000
SHOWCASING: Andy has a story on the Hokies’ pro day yesterday, which included Bruce Taylor trying to improve on a combine 40 time that was slowest among all linebackers.
SMOKE SEEKS SPARK: Here’s Nappy’s feature on Tony Stewart’s slow start to the season.
STILL STREAKING: Miami wins its 24th straight but has to work for it in Cleveland, overcoming a 27-point second half deficit for a 98-95 win.
-Virginia’s next game in the NIT will be against St. John’s either Sunday or Monday.
-Hanley Ramirez has an injured thumb, and the Dodgers are concerned he could miss up to two months. Adjust accordingly.
NAME THAT TUNE
Since you’ve gone I’ve been lost without a trace
I dream at night, I can only see your face
I look around but it’s you I can’t replace
I feel so cold and I long for your embrace
I keep calling baby, baby please…