March 27, 2012 |
THE NCAA Final Four consists of three teams seeded No. 2 or higher, and one seeded fourth. That said, you would think that among the more than five million brackets entered in CBSSports.com's tournament pool, a significant percentage would have a perfect Final Four. Think again. Apparently, a lot people go with the No. 1 seeds. According to the website, only 17,979 brackets - out of 5,136,592 - penciled in Ohio State (No. 2, East), Kansas (No. 2, Midwest), Kentucky (No. 1, South)
September 4, 1987 |
Top-seeded Gene Scott of New York defeated Tom Brown, 6-2, 6-3, yesterday in the third round of the 50-and-over division of the U.S. Senior Grass Court Championships. Brown, of San Francisco, also lost to second-seeded Russell Seymour, 6-4, 6-0, in the third round of the 55-and-over championship.
March 17, 2012 |
So how are your brackets doing this morning? It's safe to say most of you have ripped up, tossed or maybe eaten your bracket following a historic Friday of the NCAA tournament when, for the first time ever, a 15th seed knocked off a No. 2 seed twice in the same day. First, it was Norfolk State, champion of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, shocking Big 12 titlist Missouri, 86-84, in Omaha, Neb. Less than three hours later, Lehigh, the...
March 17, 2012 |
OMAHA, Neb. - Welcome to the NCAA tournament, Norfolk State. Might as well stick around a while. Kyle O'Quinn had 26 points and 14 rebounds, making several key plays in the closing minutes, and the gritty No. 15 seed Spartans held on through a tense final minute to topple second-seeded Missouri, 86-84, on Friday in the West Regional. Philadelphia native Pendarvis Williams, a former Public League standout at Bodine High who finished his college prep at the Hun School, added 20 points for the MEAC champion Spartans (26-9)
May 4, 2013
The brackets for the 40th annual Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic will be announced Sunday night. Ten teams will receive automatic bids, and six teams will receive at-large bids. Here is a breakdown of the qualifiers: Colonial Patriot: Audubon Colonial Liberty: West Deptford Tri-County Royal: Delsea Tri-County Classic: Pitman Olympic American: Washington Township or Eastern Olympic National: Camden Catholic, Bishop Eustace, or Cherry Hill West Burlco Liberty: Rancocas Valley or Northern Burlington Burlco Freedom: Maple Shade or New Egypt Cape-Atlantic American: St. Augustine Cape-Atlantic National: Buena or Ocean City At-Large: The six highest-rated teams that don't receive automatic bids as determined by a committee of South Jersey sportswriters.
October 18, 1994 |
There is a certain down side to wearing braces, conceded 16-year-old Aparicio Giddins. The metal bands can get in the way. "Braces have affected my social life a little," he said. "To kiss a girl, they don't like that metal being there. It's very bad for business. " Well, actually, business is not that bad. "Plenty of people have looked past my braces. A whole lot of my female friends don't mind. " That seems to be the bottom line on braces today: not wonderful, but definitely tolerable.
January 28, 1994 |
This is getting ridiculous. Nine brackets of Public League basketball games should have been played by now, but four have been postponed by weather woes. Yesterday's bracket - each one contains 16 games - was the latest to bite the dust. That caused John Koskinen, the Public League's boys basketball chairman, to again attach a phone to his ear. "We're reaching a critical stage," he said. "All kinds of thoughts are bouncing around in my head as to what we might have to do. " Teams in Divisions A-D and B-C still must play six games to conclude the regular season.
March 10, 2011 |
Cornell, ranked No. 1 and trying to become the first Eastern school in 58 years to win an NCAA team title, will have wrestlers in nine of the 10 weight classes for the 2011 NCAA wrestling championships, which will take place at the Wells Fargo Center next Thursday through March 19. Cornell, which, when the brackets were revealed Wednesday night by the NCAA, got one wrestler into every class but heavyweight, enters the event as the favorite....
March 4, 1991 |
Glen Mills captured its seventh straight Pennsylvania State Coaches Powerlifting Association team championship on Feb. 23 at Perkiomen Valley High School. And once again, the Bulls were dominant. In the event's three age brackets, Glen Mills athletes walked off with the awards for most outstanding lifter. "We were concerned with Abington Heights coming into the meet," said Glen Mills powerlifting coach Jeff Hill. "They had a number of quality lifters in the younger age brackets.
February 1, 2013 |
Beginning Feb. 16, the District 1 wrestling individual postseason will take on an almost entirely new look. Because of changes approved by the District 1 steering committee for this season, Class AAA wrestlers hoping to advance to the state championships in March will have to make it through league tournaments, a change from the sectional tournaments used in the past, as well as restructured district and regional tournaments. The changes, announced in the spring by District 1 steering committee chairman Dennis Kellon, were aimed to shorten the postseason and improve attendance, Kellon said.