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Thursday, January 27, 2005

a Head above the rest

-- The Sporting News' Mike DeCourcy considers the likelihood for four, five or six ACC bids for the NCAA Tournament. His argument is persuasive and the facts (read: RPI Ratings) back him up. Still, it is hard for me to justify a bid for any team other than Duke, Maryland, North Carolina and Wake Forest following North Carolina State's home loss to Florida State. Von Wafer remains hot.

-- Bad News: WYIN Channel 56 out of Merrillville, Indiana was unable to broadcast last night's game between Indiana and Minnesota. Good News (sort of): The Hoosiers lost and the failed telecast might thus save Mike Davis a (little) bit of grief. See no evil...Minneapolis Star-Tribune staff writer and ESPN Columnist Jeff Shelman, himself a blogger, recaps the game.

-- Temple last night lost to Fordham. So much for the NCAA Tournament.

-- Decatur (IL) Daily Herald trend-setter Mark Tupper, himself a blogger, pens a "special" for the Quad-City (IA) Times in which he argues Luther Head is the Big Ten MVP. Here, here.

-- Joe White of the Associated Press writes that George Washington has fallen from grace faster than you can say Pops Mensah-Bonsu. The Colonials have hit a rough stretch. But I wouldn't hold it against Karl Hobbs. In my book, he remains one of college basketball's rising stars.