In about 48 hours, there will be enough basketball craziness on your broadcasting device of choice to tank the productivity of even the most dedicated people among us. Michigan, by virtue of beating Indiana on a buzzer beater, found itself in the NCAA Tournament's First Four. They will face Tulsa on Wednesday at ~9:10 PM. On the other side of the state, the Michigan State Spartans seemingly got snubbed for a 1-seed for Oregon, but this Forbes contributor seems to think the snub is meaningless. Michigan State does get one of the easier paths to the Final Four. If all goes well, they'd face either a Virginia team they have beaten twice in the tournament recently, a Purdue team they just beat in the Big Ten Tournament, or a combination of teams that pose no threat whatsoever. If they can avoid an upset against Utah, their path to the Final Four should be easy to navigate.
In embarrassing news, CBS's decision to expand the NCAA selection show to two hours led to the NCAA Tournament bracket being leaked in full during the show. I wonder if CBS/the NCAA have to pay back advertisers for lost revenue...
Lastly, if you haven't already, make sure to join the BSD Bracket Pool. There may be prizes or something idk.
Aim high! As we know from last week, Rutgers parted ways with Eddie Jordan. Pat Hobbs seems to have his sights set on Danny Hurley of Rhode Island and George Washington's Mike Lonergan. And Jay Williams. Seriously.
Sources: Rutgers reached out to URI officials Saturday to speak with Danny Hurley. GW's Mike Lonergan also a top RU target.— Pete Thamel (@SIPeteThamel) March 13, 2016
Go lady gymnasts! A trio of Nittany Lions were named to All-Big Ten teams, with Kiera Brown and Briannah Tsang being named to the first team and Nicole Medvitz being named to the second. Keep up the good work!
Conspiracy! In a move that may come as a surprise to some, Chris Collins was not happy about how his team's second-round game against Michigan ended, suggesting that there may have been more than just a misunderstanding on the referees' part when Duncan Robinson walked. From a fan of a team that gets its fair share of bad calls, I hear you Collins, but I can't agree with your sentiment that your team deserved to win the game. That's not how it works. As the article astutely points out, there's also a sense of irony in the fact that he came from Duke, which would be the one team that gets each and every call.
In the world of baseball. The baseball version of the Coaches Show will kick off every Monday for the remainder of the season. Head coach Rob Cooper and several members of the team and staff will make appearances to talk baseball and other topics. The show can be streamed via GoPSUNow.
That's all for today folks. Enjoy!