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Wednesday, December 01, 2004

pundits gone wild

Mike DeCourcy has no love for Midnight Madness...

If there is one thing about this sport that does not work, it is the start of the season. Baseball has opening day. The NFL has its big kickoff weekend. By comparison, college basketball sneaks into its schedule.

while Jay Bilas has too much love for the new Big East...

The ACC may well have made the Big East the best and most powerful basketball conference in the country...The Big East turned predator itself, filching Marquette, Cincinnati, Louisville, and DePaul to help form a new 16-team basketball conference for 2005-06 -- four additional teams that can and will make great cases for inclusion into the NCAA Tournament field.

With Syracuse, UConn, Pittsburgh, Providence, and Seton Hall all going to the Tournament last year, and Notre Dame going the year before, it is not hard to imagine the new Big East putting nine or ten teams into the NCAA Tournament in a single year.

and Gregg Doyel missed an opportunity to inform readers of Joakim Noah's lovely family.

In his college debut against FAU, Florida's Joakim Noah had 11 points and nine rebounds -- in 10 minutes.

Mom was named Miss Sweden in 1978 (and hasn't lost a beat) and pop played professional tennis, winning the 1983 French Open.