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Frozen Four Preview

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-Derek Belohrad

Thursday night the top four NCAA D1 hockey teams in the Nation will face of in the annual Frozen Four tournament.  The University of Denver Pioneers were eliminated in the first round by a loss to Miami.  The Air Force Falcons managed to beat Michigan and get a second round game in which they lost to Vermont.  Now with the Colorado teams eliminated college hockey coverage in Colorado is officially gone (I suppose it never really was there to begin with).  Regardless of the Denver area media attention the Frozen Four tournament should provide three great games hockey that any sports fan would enjoy.  I am going to attempt to give you the basic run down of how the top four got where they are and what to expect in the coming games.

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If only they stuck around…2009 NCAA Tournament

When UNC senior Danny Green steps onto the court against the LSU Tigers today, he will be playing in his 141st game, tying a North Carolina record set by Brendan Haywood.  Green and fellow senior Tyler Hansbrough have played key roles for the Tarheels this season, earning them a no. 1 seed in this years NCAA Tournament.  Recently, it has been rare to see a talented senior like Hansbrough (who set the all-time ACC scoring record in their first round game against Radford), stick around for four years, passing on an the opportunity for wealth in the NBA draft.

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A Computer: “UNC Will Win”

As the 2009 NCAA tournament commences sport pundits around the web are weighing in on the possible results and rightfully so.  They are sport pundits after all.  However, an unlikely crowd comes forward and takes this opportunity to show off their intellectual abilities, statisticians.  As you may know the NCAA uses an official computer model to analyze the brackets officially known as, the Rating Percentage Index.  One might think a single statistical computer analysis would suffice, they would be wrong.

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NCAA Tournament Breakdown

2009finalfourIt is finally that time of year again. We will obsess over our brackets for hours on end, tweaking and changing them until we think we have the unbeatable combination that will earn us office bragging rights for the entire year. We search for the unexpected upset that will shock the nation and lead us to victory.

Here’s the 2009 NCAA Tournament breakdown:

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Weekend in review

I am going to try my best to put together a blog every Sunday night/Monday morning to recap the weekend’s events.  Since I’ve given up drinking for lent, and I can actually remember what happened over the weekend, this might be worth while.

…First off, I am LOVING the World Baseball Classic (WBC)!  This is the only time (once every 4 years) that I can root for the likes of Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, Derek Jeter, Jimmy Rollins, and Jonathan Broxton!  The US team beat Canada 6-5 on Saturday, and then took Venezuela to the woodshed this evening, defeating them 15-6.  Colorado Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta went 2-3 with 4 RBI’s, including a bases clearing double in the 6th inning to put the US team up 6-3.  The first round wraps up on March 11, and the field narrows down to 8 teams.  So far, three teams have advanced–US, Japan, and Korea.  Japan defeated Cuba in the first WBC in 2006, and looks like the team to beat, so far.  However, the US has looked sharp in the first two games.  This should be a GREAT start to the 2009 baseball season.

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