Does It Really Matter Who Gets In?

On Sunday night, it was amusing to watch the Jay Bilas, Dick Vitale, and others up in arms over on how VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) and UAB (Univ. of Alabama-Birmingham) was selected over Virginia Tech and Colorado for the NCAA Division I-A men’s basketball tournament. But, with all of that in mind, does it really…

The Science of Bracketology

His nickname is Joey Brackets. He loves making predictions. This is his favorite time of the year. ¬†People love him or hate him, but when he pops his head on your TV set, everyone stops to watch him. He’s not a political pundit or a dabble with a mystery ball. Joey Brackets is obsessed with…

Lessons from SMU and the “Death Penalty”

Saturday night, ESPN featured their final “30 for 30” documentary, “Pony Excess”, chronicling the quick rise and the sudden downfall of the SMU football program. The NCAA, after repeated warnings and issuing sanctions, leveled the most harshest punishment possible.¬† The “Death Penalty” forced SMU to shut down the football program for the 1987 season, lose…