March 12, 2023
Dick Vitale’s weekly top 25
12-Texas A&M
16-San Diego State
18-Florida Atlantic
22-Kansas State
23-saint Mary's
24-Iowa State
25-Penn State

March Madness 2023

Dickie V`s 2023 NCAA Brackets 
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March 27, 2023
Best Team: Connecticut. Won. Four NCAA tourney games by 15 or more.
Surprise Team: Florida Atlantic. Won 35 games and advanced as a ninth-seed.
Best Defensive team. San Diego State. Held Alabama to 3-27 on 3s and Beat Creighton.
Coach to Watch. Jim Larranaga. Back in Final Four for first time since 2006.
Best offensive team: Connecticut. Averaging over 80 ppg. In tournament.
All-Elite Eight team:
Jordan Hawkins, Connecticut. 44 points in last two games.
Adama Sonogo, Connecticut. Double-double vs. Gonzaga.
Bryan Greenlee, FAU. 16 points vs. Kansas State (averaged seven coming in).
Darrion Trammell, San Diego State. 21 points vs. Alabama, winning FT vs. Creighton.
Jordan Miller, Miami. 7-7 FG, 13-13 FT vs. Texas

Weekly Awards

Week of May 29, 2023
PTP’ER OF THE WEEK: Matthew Tkachuk
TEAM OF THE WEEK: Denver Nuggets
SHOCK OF THE WEEK: UCLA softball upset early in NCAA Tournament
STOCK UP: Florida Panthers
STOCK DOWN: Oakland Athletics

This and That

Week of May 29, 2023
Each week I’ll write about the world of sport:

*Next year, I’m excited about my Dickie V gala. The honorees include Derek Jeter, Jeff Gordon, Jim Kelly, Rick Barnes and Nikki NcCray
L*Watched the documentary tonight of the legendary TINA TUNER & it brought my wife & I to tears. She was electrifying & gave her heart & soul in all her concerts.We saw her multiple times . Thanks for the memories. Tina passed today but will never ever be forgotten ! May Tina RIP
*I have a better chance of growing hair & being voted the SEXIEST dude on tv by people than KingJames retiring before the 23-24season.
*It is criminal that DON MATTINGLY is not in the Hall of Fame. Great glove lifetime .309 avg with the Yankees.

Stock Up and Down

Week of May 29, 2023
The Florida Pathers swept Carolina.
The Nuggets eliminated the Lakers.
Boston won three straight vs Miami.
Dallas won two straight vs. Las Vegas.
The Bucks hired Adrian Griffin as head coach.
Josef Newgarden won the Indy 500.
U of Miami gave Jim Larranaga a contract extension.
Oklahoma won a record 48th consecutive softball game.
Vlad Guerrero had 6 RBI vs Tampa Bay.
The Steelers signed LB Markus Golden.
The Jaguars signed kicker Brandon McManus.
The Heat lost three straight.
The Cardinals released DeAndre Hopkins.
The A’s lost 11 in a row.
The Cubs lost four straight.
Bill Belichick fined 50 thousand for violations.
The US failed to medal at the world hockey championship.
The Broncos released kicker Brandon McManus.
Aaron Boone suspended one game.
Jamie Benn was suspended two games.
Willy Adames went on the IL after being hit by a foul ball.
Maria Sakkari lost in the first round of the French Open.
Domingo German was suspended 10 games for using a banned substance.
Jazz Chisholm out 4-6 weeks with turf toe.
The Cubs designated Eric Hosmer for assignment.
The Yankees designated Aaron Hicks for assignment.
Caleb Love backed out of his commitment to Michigan.
The Maple Leafs got rid of GM Kyle Dubas.
CJ Cron went on the IL (back).

Quote of the Week

“The end of the Indianapolis 500 and the Celtics game six were two incredible moments."
-Dick Vitale