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March 25th 2019

The field of 68 has been trimmed to the Sweet 16, baby!
 
The first week of the big dance saw upsets. Cal-Irvine beat Kansas State. Liberty knocked off Mississippi State.
 
Stars shined. Purdue's Carsen Edwards scored 42 vs. Villanova. Gonzaga's Brandon Clarke had 36 vs Baylor. 
 
I was on SportsCenter breaking down games and dancing, baby!
 
 
 
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March 11th 2019

I had a great time calling the Tennessee-Auburn game. It was a great win for Bruce Pearl’s team and it was a great environment.

Championship Week should be special. I am excited to call the WCC and SEC tournaments.

It will be interesting to see how the bubble teams fare and see which teams earn the !-seeds.

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March 4th, 2019

I enjoyed another super college game on Saturday. Florida State edged NC State in an ACC showdown.

There were plenty of upsets. Indiana stunned Michigan State. UCF knocked off Houston. Utah State beat Nevada.
 
One of the best performances came at Tebbessee. Jordan Bone scored a career-high 27 points as the Vols dominated the Wildcats of Kentucky.
 
It was a great week for Bryce Harper, who signed a 13-year, $330 million contract with the Phillies.
 
Roger Federer added to his illustrious career, earning his 100th career title.
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February 25th 2019

It was another great week in college hoops. I got to call a thrilling game between Tennessee and LSU. It was an overtime thriller, with the Tigers pulling out the win with a pair late free throws. 
 
North Carolina had a big week, beating Duke and Florida State, two ranked teams.
 
Jeremiah Martin of Memphis came up huge, averaging 40 ppg. In a pair of wins.
 
Mike Daum of South Dakota State joined the 3000-point club.
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February 18th, 2019

A busy weekend of college hoops. I loved being at Duke as Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1123rd win, setting an NCAA record.

Kentucky got a big win over Tennessee.

Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500.

The NBA All-Stars put on a show.

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February 11th 2019

I had a great time calling to Florida State-Louisville game. Leonard Hamilton had a good week with a win at Syracuse and an OT Thriller over Louisville.

Duke swept Virginia wil RJ Barrett scoring 26 points.

The NBA trade deadline was a number of moves. The Sixers added Tobias Harris to their stacked lineup.

Will this be the week that Bryce Harper and Manny Machado sign?

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February 4th 2019

Congratulations to the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. Julian Edelman had a special game. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick got ring number six.

In college basketball, there were several surprises. Indiana snapped a seven-game losing streak, stunning Michigan State in East Lansing. LSU lost to Arkansas. Michigan fell at Iowa.

Zion Williamson put on a show against St. John’s with 29 points. Duke beat the red Storm by 30.

Patrick Mahomes was named NFL MVP. Ed Reed and Tony Gonzalez headlined a new Pro Football Hall of Fame class. James Harden kept putting up ridiculous numbers. 

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January 21st, 2019

The two championship football games were classic.

It was the first time both went to overtime. The Rams won on a 57-yard field goal. The Patriots won on a drive engineered by the GOAT, Tom Brady. Two great games.
 
It sets up an exciting Super Bowl.
 
College basketball saw the last two unbeaten fall, as Virginia lost to Duke while Michigan lost at Wisconsin.
 
I had a blast calling the exciting Auburn-Kentucky game. The Wildcats escaped with a big win.
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January 14th, 2018

Duke showed why it is number one, winning at Florida State. With Zion Williamson hurt, RJ Barrett scored 32 points. Cam Reddish hit the game-winning trifecta.

Tennessee got a big win at Florida. Gonzaga beat a tough San Francisco squad. Texas Tech won at Texas.
The NFL playoffs continued. The Patriots advanced to their eighth straight AFC championship game with a win over the Chargers. The Chiefs were impressive in dispatching the Colts. The Rams took down the Cowboys, wile the Saints edged the Eagles.
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January 7th, 2019

The NFL postseason got under way. I was really impressed with Andrew Luck and the Colts, with an impressive win at Houston. The Chargers hung on to beat the Ravens in Baltimore. The Cowboys got past the Seahawks.

College basketball had a busy Saturday. I saw Duke impressively beat a good Clemson team. Virginia was convincing over Florida State in a game that was not as close as the final score indicated.
Nevada fell from the unbeaten ranks, losing badly at New Mexico. Kentucky was upset by Alabama. Kansas lost at Iowa State.
One of the most impressive comebacks was staged by Old Dominion. The Monarchs trailed  21-0 against western Kentucky and rallied to win.
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December 31st, 2018

The college football championship game is set. Alabama and Clemson head West.

The Tide outscored Oklahoma while Clemson was too good against Notre Dame. Trevor Lawrence dominated the Irish.

The NFL playoffs are set and the excitement is building on the road to the Super Bowl.
James Harden had a big week with three straight 40+ point games.
It was upset city last weekend. Princeton beat Arizona State, earning its first win over a ranked team in six years.. Liberty beat UCLA by 15. Texas Southern beat Texas A&M. Florida Atlantic beat Illinois. The Owls finished their nonconference schedule with nine wins, tied for the most since joining Division I. Gardner-Webb knocked off Wake Forest.
Wishing everyone a Happy 2019!
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December 24th, 2018

College bowl season is heating up with the playoffs this week. Notre Dame faces Clemson and Alabama meets Oklahoma.

Army made its impression on the bowls by putting up 70 on Houston.
 
NBA action is heating up. Christmas Day gives us a gift as LeBron and the Lakers meet the Warriors.
 
The NFL is closing in on its playoffs and several games will have an impact this week.
 
Big Blue Nation got a Christmas gift with a win over North Carolina. Duke showed a lot of heart by beating a tough, experienced Texas Tech team.
 
I want to wish everybody a Merry Christmas!
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December 19th, 2018

I was really impressed with North Carolina. Solid passing, a great job on the boards and the Tar Heels beat Gonzaga. It was the first back-to-back losses for the Zags since 2014.

The Steelers got a huge win over the Patriots. Ben Roethlisberger and company needed that one and the defense stopped tom Brady late.

The Chicago Bears won their first division title since 2010. Chicago beat Green Bay to lock it up.

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December 10th, 2018

It was another great sports week.

The NFL saw some great action. The Dolphins used a series of laterals to score the winning touchdown against the Patriots. 
The Chiefs beat the Ravens in an exciting OT thriller.
Kyler Murray gave Oklahoma its second straight Heisman.
In college hoops, Admiral Schofield led Tennessee to an upset over #1 Gonzaga. Kentucky was upset by Seton Hall.
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December 3rd, 2018

The college football playoff is set.

Alabama will meet Oklahoma while Note Dame meets Clemson.

Michigan has been so impressive in college hoops. I was so impressed calling their win over North Carolina. Then the Wolverines added a big win over Purdue.

In the NFL, the Packers were upset by the Cardninals and it cost Mike McCarthy his job.

Im excited to be calling the Florida-West Virginia Tuesday at the Jimmy V Classic!

 

 

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November 26th, 2019

Ohio State did a number on Michigan, putting up 62 points. Alabama, Notre Dame and Clemson remained unbeaten, while Oklahoma and Georgia stayed in the playoff hunt.

I was fortunate to call a super basketball game as Villanova beat Florida State in the Advocare final. 

In the NFL, the Saints rolled to a 10th straight win. Pittsburgh was upset by Denver.

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November 19th, 2018

It was a great weekend for Notre Dame football.

The Irish dominated the Syracuse Orange at Yankee Stadium. Ian Book, Dexter Williams and company were so impressive. The defense shut down a solid Syracuse offense.

Furman made noise in college hoops, winning at Villanova. The Palladins earlier beat another Final Four team of a year ago, Loyola-Chicago.

In the NFL, the Saints showed a lo in a blowout of the defending champion Eagles. The Texans won their seventh straight game. He Steelers rallied from a 16-0 deficit to make it six in a row.

The tennis world saw Alexander Zverev beat Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic to capture the ATP Championship in London.

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November 5th, 2018

I’m so excited to start my 40th season calling games for ESPN. What an opener as #1 Kansas meets Michigan State in Indianapolis on Tuesday. I can’t wait to call the game with Dan Schulman.

Meanwhile college football’s playoff picture is clearing up. Alabama pitched a 29-0 shutout at LSU to move closer to the top seed. Notre Dame won at Northwestern to move closer to the postseason. Clemson put up 77 on Louisville. Michigan and Georgia had impressive wins to open some eyes.
In the NFL, the Rams fell from the unbeaten ranks. The Saints moved to 7-1 by knocking off the last remaining unbeaten.
Tennis saw a new star shine. Russian youngster Karen Khachanov had a great week winning the Paris Masters. He beat Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev, Domenic Thiem and John Isner in an incredible week.
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October 29th, 2018

Congrats to the Boston Red Sox. The World Series champions lost just three playoff games against the trio of the Yankees, Astros and Dodgers.

There were many heroes. Steve Pearce hit three home runs over the last two games. David Price threw seven brilliant innings in the final game. Chris Sale wrapped up the finale. JD Martinez, Mookie Betts, Rafael Devers, Jackie Bradley Jr. Wow! 
Dave Dombrowski brought in additional pieces. Nathan Eovaldi had a great postseason.
 
The Rams and Notre Dame remained unbeaten.
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October 22, 2018

The state of Ohio had a rough weekend.

Ohio State lost to Purdue while Cincinnati fell to Temple. Both teams came in unbeaten.
The Browns lost to the Bucs.
In the NFL, the Saints moved to 5-1 as Jason Tucker missed an extra point for the first time in his career. The Rams remained the lone unbeaten, while the Patriots beat the Bears.
The Red Sox and Dodgers made it to the World Series. That is an attractive matchup.
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Quote of the Week

“This Rock Chalk Jayhawk team is getting better and better and no doubt will be a legit contender to win it all.

 -Dick Vitale