Why Even Bother?

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

It's one everyone's mind today. We're all thinking it. Heck, the entire sports world has NCAA Tournament on the brain. If no one else is going to ask the question I might as well go ahead: why on Earth did ESPN waste time with a Women's NCAA Tournament Selection Show? While ...

TheBaker Tackles The Worst NCAA Bubble In History

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

First off, I want to start by saying anyone who advocates expanding the NCAA Tournament field from 65 teams to 96 teams is a moron. This isn't little league. We don't all get participation ribbons. And I know there were opponents to the expansion to 64 back when it was introduced, ...

School With Funky Name Ready To Reach The Summit

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

We’ve hammered home the realization that my alma mater Indiana University is not going to make the NCAA Tournament this month. That is unless the Hoosiers miraculously win the Big Ten Tournament. But I’m not holding my breath. Stevie Wonder has a better chance making it out of a maze. But ...

TheBaker’s College Basketball Files: The NCAA’s Ivan Drago

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

I was first introduced to Art Parakhouski during Championship Week last year. The Radford center single-handedly transformed the Highlanders from a 10-20 cellar dweller in the Big South to the conference’s champion in his first season at the school. The 6-foot-11 center scored 26 points and pulled down 18 rebounds ...

TheBaker’s College Basketball Files: The SWAC Is Whack

Monday, January 11th, 2010

As a Big Ten basketball fan, I feel spoiled. Not only is the Big Ten the most competitive conference from top to bottom, it has the best coaches and its own beautiful, everything-in-HD channel. Seriously, almost every night there’s a game in the conference worth watching - that is unless ...

Well, He Got His Title

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Now that Tyler Hansbrough and his North Carolina Tar Heels won the NCAA Championship last night, an interesting discussion is about to ensue. Just where does Hansbrough fall in the history of all-time great college basketball players? I think I've got a pretty good handle on the situation. Love him or hate ...

Finally Some Good News For Michigan

Monday, March 30th, 2009

It's taken quite some time but the state of Michigan finally got some good news. As I'm sure you've heard, Sunday afternoon the Michigan State Spartans knocked off Louisville to win the NCAA Tournament's Midwest Region and head to the Final Four in Detroit. In the process, the Spartans made ...

NCAA Tournament Thoughts: Day One, Early Session

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

I guess you could call this a running diary, but it's really more just my thoughts as the games progress. There will be very little rhyme or reason to the updates, they'll just arrive as things come into the cosmic skull jelly that rests between my ears. Enjoy. Games on right ...