Notre Dame lost a close one yesterday, 51-50 to Old Dominion. Tough way for the ND Seniors to close out their collegiate careers.

Today, we look to another NCAA Tournament game to get a win.

The Matchup: 12:25 PM #11 Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. #6 Xavier Musketeers continue reading…

The first wave of games provided some excitement. Follow our rolling feed all day.

# of Correct Picks: 8 of 16. Ouch.

Update(1:04AM) Well that wraps up Day 1. My bracket is not a pretty sight. Let’s hope Day 2 is better.

Update(12:45AM) New Mexico hangs on to knock off Montana.

Update(12:30AM) Texas can’t make their foul shots, Wake burns them at the end for a 81-80 victory.

Update(12:14AM) Tennessee hangs on to beat San Diego St.

Update(12:05AM): Strong showing from Lehigh, but Kansas wins by 16.

Update(10:05PM) Washington knocks off Marquette, 80-78. The Big East is 1-3 today.

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With the NCAA tournament now well under way, offices have stopped working, classes have been skipped, and fans all over the country have tuned in to watch their teams do what they can to make it to the weekend games. Syracuse doesn’t play till tomorrow, one of the final games on the slate for the 1st round. continue reading…

The Rangers conclude a three-game homestand tonight when they faceoff against the St. Louis Blues at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in their final meeting with a Western Conference opponent on the 2009-10 regular season schedule. continue reading…

Let the Madness begin! The NCAA Tournament starts today. Alike many of you, I’m tired of hearing ‘experts‘ analyze every detail of every match up. I’m sure my sister(who has never watched a basketball game in her life), would out-score ESPN’s Joe Lunardi.

However, if you feel kind of crazy and think your bracket is perfect, join our Yahoo! Pick’em Group.

Our Group ID is: 93240

You’ll probably show us up.

Before the tournament starts…..

Submit some of your first round upset picks and what team will score the most points in the 1st round in the comment thread.

My Picks: UTEP over Butler; Utah St. over Texas A&M; San Diego St. over Tennessee

High scoring team: Kansas 103 points

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Tim Duncan’s Points+Rebound total(11) was higher than Dwight Howard’s Point total(9). That gives us our 13th win during March and our first of a new streak. Today we look to extend our streak to two.

Matchup: #6 Notre Dame Fighting Irish(23-11) vs. #11 Old Dominion(26-8)

Notre Dame’s run to end the season ultimately landed them in the NCAA Tournament. Notre Dame won 6 of its last 7 games, including an impressive Big East Tournament run that ended in the Semi-Finals. Notre Dame was able to take West Virginia down to the wire in that game that they lost, 53-51. Notre Dame’s run is almost unprecedented. Two weeks ago, the Fighting Irish were a bubble…. continue reading…

Both Joba Chamberlain and Andy Pettitte were solid in today’s loss against the Phillies. Pettitte started the game and threw four solid innings, allowing only two runs and only five hits. Pettitte struck out four hitters.

The story coming into today’s game was Joba Chamberlain. Joba threw four solid innings, striking out three and walking only one.  Joba gave up one run, so it’s a start for him. He did not face the Phillies top hitters, but performed well. At this point, it’s important for Joba to have good outings to build his confidence.

Other Notes:

1. Outfielder Brett Gardner hit his first triple of Spring Training.

2. Reliever Damaso Marte was struck by a line drive in the 4th inning. He was removed from the game, but he was ok.

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Chris Drury isn’t the kind of leader that is outspoken and vocal. He leads by example, and that often gets his intangibles overlooked. But like other captains of that nature, Drury picks his spots continue reading…

In this article, I’m going to profile four players who I feel are currently over-valued given their current average draft position. If a player makes this list, don’t freak out! I don’t necessarily think that these players will have bad seasons, but their projected stats do not correspond with their draft rankings. Here we go…. continue reading…

So far, so good for the Yankees. Manager Joe Girardi trotted out his ‘A-Lineup’ in tonight’s 4-1 win against Houston. AJ Burnett, who has not faced hitters in 10 days, was a little erratic. In 2 1/3 innings, Burnett walked four hitters and save up one run. This marked the first time that Burnett and catcher, Jorge Posada have worked together this season.  Burnett and Posada did not work well in 2009, but will look to iron out any wrinkles this spring. Burnett has worked on developing a change-up, something worth monitoring as the season draws closer.

Pitcher Phil Hughes threw four very impressive innings in the victory. Hughes did not allow a run, scattered four hits and struck out two. Alike Burnett, Hughes worked on a change-up this off season. Hughes has a plus fastball and curve ball. Mixing a solid change up will only enhance Hughes’ value for the Yankees.

Closer Mariano Rivera made his Spring Training debut today. In one inning, Rivera gave up a hit and a walk while striking out one batter. Typically Mo stuff.

Mark Teixeira hit his 2nd Spring Training home run today, a 3rd inning solo home run off Brian Moehler.

Other Notes:

Jorge Posada continued his hot hitting streak by going 2 for 3.

Both Nick Johnson and Curtis Granderson went 0 for 3 with 2 strikeouts.

Joba Chamberlain is expected to pitch tomorrow. Joba has struggled in Spring Training so far(4 innings, 11 runs). All eyes will be on him.

Yankee Fans: Encouraged by Today’s Results?

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