February 23, 2013
Here is how bracketologists Joe Lunardi and Jerry Palm see locals men's college basketball teams in the NCAA tournament through Thursday: Joe Lunardi, ESPN La Salle: 11th seed in the East, facing sixth seed UNLV at the Wells Fargo Center. Temple: Meets Baylor in play-in game for the 12th seed in the South to play fifth seed Memphis at San Jose. Villanova: Does not qualify. Jerry Palm, CBSSports.com La Salle: 11th seed in the South, facing sixth seed UNLV at Kansas City.
March 18, 2008 |
ESPN.com analyst Joe Lunardi was a perfect 65 for 65 in predicting which teams would make it into the NCAA men's basketball tournament, the Web site said. Lunardi is a native of Philadelphia and a graduate of St. Joseph's University, where he works as assistant vice president for marketing communications. He also is a radio analyst for the Hawks.
November 4, 2011
SAINT JOSEPH'S and SportsRadio 610 WIP have announced a new partnership for the airing of Hawks' men's basketball beginning this season. The Saint Joseph's broadcast team of Matt Martucci and Joe Lunardi will return for their third season together, while Lunardi is entering his 22nd season as the Hawks' color analyst. WIP will also be the home of head coach Phil Martelli's "HawkTalk" radio show, which will air once a week beginning in January.
November 4, 2011 |
St. Joseph's men's basketball games will be broadcast on WIP-AM (610) this season, the school announced Thursday. Matt Martucci and Joe Lunardi are back for their third season as the radio team, with Lunardi entering his 22d season as the team's color analyst. The school also said that head coach Phil Martelli's weekly show, Hawk Talk, will also be on WIP-AM. St. Joe's opens its season Nov. 11 at Western Kentucky. Nelson leads Hall class Former basketball great Jameer Nelson is among eight inductees into the St. Joseph's Athletic Hall of Fame, the school announced.
March 6, 2013 |
VILLANOVA FANS had to be encouraged by the latest news from the nation's two foremost bracketologists. Joe Lunardi of ESPN and Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com still have Villanova in the NCAA Tournament, even though the Wildcats lost two consecutive close games. Villanova lost at Seton Hall last Monday, and at then-No. 23 Pittsburgh in overtime on Sunday. Lunardi has 'Nova (18-12) among his "Last Four In" teams, along with Temple. As such, both would open the tournament in the First Four at Dayton, Ohio.
March 21, 2014 |
THERE IS NO one better than Joe Lunardi when it comes to predicting which teams will make the NCAA Tournament each year. The nation's one and only bracketologist correctly picked 67 of the 68 teams in this year's Big Dance. When he's not bracketologizing, Lunardi is the assistant vice president for marketing communication at Saint Joseph's University, where he even teaches a non-credit course in bracketology. He also "publishes" a weekly bracket on ESPN.com throughout the season.
March 17, 2015 |
HE ISN'T KNOWN as the nation's premier bracketologist for nothing. On Nov. 12, Joe Lunardi published his first NCAA Tournament bracket. Yesterday, the selection committee revealed the teams that go to the Big Dance. In comparing then and now, it was revealed that Lunardi - 4 months ago - selected 40 of the 68 teams or 58.8 percent. And that includes Northeastern and Robert Morris. Granted, that was down from last year when he correctly penciled in almost 65 percent of the final field early in the season, but it's still noteworthy.
April 9, 2015 |
DOESN'T THIS guy ever rest? Yesterday, Joe Lunardi, the nation's premier bracketologist, posted an early look at next year's NCAA Tournament pairings on ESPN.com. And guess what? Jay Wright's Villanova Wildcats are back as a top seed, this time in the West Region, while Fran Dunphy's Temple Owls are listed as an 11 in the Midwest. And, oh yeah, Lunardi has Lehigh in a play-in game. Two teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference are also No. 1 seeds, but neither is named Duke.
January 28, 2013 |
ONE OF the wildest weeks in local college basketball culminated with some good news for Temple, Villanova and La Salle. As of today, Joe Lunardi, the nation's foremost - and only - bracketologist has all three making the 68-team NCAA Tournament field. Lunardi, who already had Temple in the Big Dance, added the Explorers and Wildcats to the mix. His new bracket will be posted on "Bracketology" on ESPN.com on Tuesday. La Salle (14-5) defeated No. 9 Butler on Wednesday and followed up with a win at No. 19 Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday.
February 17, 2014 |
The eminent bracketologist Joe Lunardi just spent a couple of days in Indianapolis as part of a media mock NCAA selection committee that went through the whole process of picking a field for March Madness. That's kind of funny since Lunardi basically does that every day after creating his own, "only in America" industry as ESPN's house bracketologist. The most interesting part of the Indianapolis exercise was how it marked the St. Joseph's Hawks as the very definition of a bubble team.