The field of 68 is set. It is time to start dancing.
Congrats to the top four seeds: Virginia, Gonzaga, Duke and North Carolina.
The bubbles burst for: Texas, TCU, Indiana, NC State and Alabama.
Let the fun begin, the best three weeks in sports.
It was also a busy week in the NFL as free agency and a numbers of trades happened too. The Browns acquired Odell Beckham Jr.
The Jets landed LeVeon Bell and CJ Mosley. The Ravens added Earl Thomas and Mark Ingram. The Jaguars signed Nick Foles. The Redskins signed Landon Collins. The Lions added WR Danny Amendola. The Bills signed Frank Gore. The Eagles acquired DeSean Jackson. The Chiefs landed Tyrann Mathieu. The Cardinals landed Terrell Suggs. The Niners acquired Dee Ford.
The Titans got Cameron Wake.
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.
I enjoyed another super college game on Saturday. Florida State edged NC State in an ACC showdown.
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?
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.
The two championship football games were classic.
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.
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.
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.
College bowl season is heating up with the playoffs this week. Notre Dame faces Clemson and Alabama meets Oklahoma.
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.
It was another great sports week.
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!
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.
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.
College basketball got underway. Duke was impressive against Kentucky. Florida State dominated Florida. Auburn blew out Washington.
There were also upsets. Stony Brook beat South Carolina. Buffalo stunned West Virginia. Texas Southern knocked off Baylor. Furman stunned Loyola-Chicago.
College football saw most of the big boys win again. Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Michigan and Georgia moved closer to the college football playoff.
The NFL saw the Saints win their eighth in a row. The Rams and Chiefs also won to remain impressive.
The NBA saw the Toronto Raptors move to 12-1. This has been an impressive start for Kawhi Leonard and company.
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.