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Maryland tops Northwestern to advance to national championship


All Alyssa Leonard, Kerri Harrington and Kate Macdonald could do was sit and wait.  Sidelined simultaneously with yellow cards, the Northwestern senior leaders watched on as time ran out on their...

CBS/Turner Package Leading Bidder For March Madness


ESPN has reportedly offered $800 Million year for 14 years to the NCAA for the National Championship Basketball Tournament, but CBS - the longtime rights holder - will not give up March Madness...

Start Times and Ticket Info for NCAA Match-up Announced


Kansas State’s NCAA second-round match-up with Utah State will tip at approximately 8:57 p.m. CST Thursday night from the McKale Center and be televised nationally on TruTV, as the NCAA and University of Arizona announced start times and broadcast information for the NCAA second and third rounds in Tucson, Ariz. The Wildcats and Aggies will tip 30 minutes after the Wisconsin-Belmont game, set to begin at 6:27 p.m. CST Thursday. The winners of those two games then will square off with one another on Saturday at a time to be determined. The Turner/CBS broadcast team for the NCAA second and third eounds in Tucson will be Kevin Harlan, former NBA star Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner and Sam Ryan.

Half-Term Roker Report Cards (Part 1)


This was due for half way through the season. I know we're slightly ahead of that now, but there was a fair few matchday things that needed doing! Anyway, we've given a little report card for every...

Colts waived CB Thad Turner


Colts signed DB Marcus McCauley, waived DB Thad Turner.

Blog Batum – "I would have taken Evan Turner 1st"

http://basketsession.com/blog-batum-jaurais-pris-evan-turner-en-1er/ I won't be able to translate the latest blog from Batum it but I can sum it up. - He's learnt about Kevin Pritchard being fired just before the draft. It's sad because he's the one who made him come to Portland. He wishes him the best and he's sure he'll find work easily. - He followed the draft with trainers, the intendant, video people and a few other people from the staff in a room close to the managers office. He's followed the NCAA this year and he liked the draft, it was homogenous. - He would have picked Evan Turner as a 1st choice. He doesn't really know why but he prefers him to John Wall, he prefers to see him play, he loves his game. It's clean he scores 20 pts but also has 6 assists while he's a 2. He was the best scorer of his conference and best passer. And he wonders what they'll do with Arenas now they have John Wall. - He would have put Wall to Philadelphia. Washington could have given a 2nd chance well a 15th chance... to Arenas who's still a big player and have Turner as the 2. And in Philly, they have a guard problem, no 2 or 3, so it would have been more logical. But that's just an opinion. - Noone in the staff agrees with him, they all repeat what they've heard on TV that he was Magic Johnson in the body of Gary Payton… But he still likes John Wall, he's really good. The only thing he doesn't like about him is his commercial, the one for Reebok. - A few picks surprised him, like Hayward in 9. He thought he would be 15th or more. And he wondered why New Jersey took Favors if they really wanted to bring Boozer or another 4. To prepare the future probably. He tought they would pick Wesley Johnson. They would have had Devin Harris, Courtney Lee, Johnson, that sounded nice. - So his personnal mock draft was Turner, Wall and Johnson for the first 3 spots. He didn't have Favors in his first 6. He has a real body, he's very interesting and has a big potential but he wouldn't see him this high. He hopes he will prove him wrong but anyways he probably doesn't give a damn about Batum's opinion and he's right ! - He's met Kevin Seraphin after the Adidas Eurocamp, he's eaten with him on sunday. He told him how the draft was running and they chatted. He thinks he has the mindset to make it. And he has the body. Apparently, he was weighted 280 pounds and 9% of fat mass. Bigs with these figures aren't common. You have to take the opportunity when there's one. - He's stopped watching the draft after Kévin Seraphin. When he left he was told Webster was traded for Ryan Gomes. In his previous blog post he said McMillan told him he was counting on Batum to be more dominant in the 5 so he thinks the trade is going the same way. - By the way Portland got 2 guards and got Babbitt. He plans to give him the french translation of his name [in french Babbitt sounds like "low cock" or like "my cock"] It's a shameful name but he has to tell him. He remembers he had a lot of fun with Alexis Ajinça [who was drafted the same year as him] about Hasheem Thabeet's name [Thabeet means"your cock" in french]. It's in the same vein of the wordplay contests he had with Ali Traoré last year [in the France team]. Alexis and him were asking him " You assume Thabeet ? ". They didn't explain the joke to him but he's translated it to O.J. Mayo so he must have told him. So the next time they play each other Thabeet will block him 15 times when Batum goes in the paint against him. You're going to see it in the stats for Memphis-Portland : Hasheem Thabeet 8 blocks, Batum 8 blocks against… - But well Babbitt will have several mandatory jokes, plus he's a rookie. When he saw Babbitt to Portland he told himself " You can't do that to me. You're lucky Alexis Ajinça isn't with me. " But he really was hoping Kevin would come to Portland. Everybody in Portland was really behind him, but Portland only had the 22nd pick.

DraftExpress Measurement Analysis - Mostly gushing


Draftexpress starts analyzing the numbers from last week. Much more positive than negative with this class. Although, they also need NBArans to point out that Turner doesn't have Roy's 40'' vertical.

Evan Turner aka "The Villain", Courtesy of Club Trillion


I don't know if this has been posted before, but it's a pretty interesting look at the mindset of Evan Turner. The blogger is Mark Titus, resident OSU scrub, and he talks pretty candidly about his relationship with Turner and how he has annointed him the nickname "The Villian" and is hoping people spread the word. It shows Turner's ruthless side and competitiveness. Let's hope he brings that fire to the Dubs.

More Support for Turner


Patrick Stevens, the Terps beat writer for the Washington Times, produced a great comparison chart of Jordan Steffy and Chris Turner's stats for last season. When looking at this chart, I think it...

Falcons Sign RB Michael Turner


If you were one of the fans who thought the Panthers should pursue Michael Turner then you can stop the fantasy: The Falcons reportedly gave Turner a six-year, $34.5 million deal, including $15...

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