Yes, I know the 2014 NCAA Tournament just ended but I’m already thinking ahead to next March. Here is an extremely early projection of the 2015 NCAA Tournament Bracketology. You will notice on the Bracket Matrix grades that The Sports Bank’s bracketology has been more accurate than ESPN’s Joe Lunardi four of the past five years.Follow paulmbanks
Happy Selection Sunday! The NCAA Tournament brackets will be revealed at 5:00 PM CST today. Here is a projection of the 2014 NCAA Tournament Bracketology. You will notice on the Bracket Matrix grades that The Sports Bank’s bracketology has been more accurate than ESPN’s Joe Lunardi three of the past four years.
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As we head into the 2014 Big Ten Tournament, every coach’s job is safe. That’s the first time I’ve ever been able to say that during the past five years. I’ve been covering the BTT every year since 2010, and “Championship Week” has meant “Pink Slip Week” as one coach has gotten fired during each tournament in every year since 2011.
On top of job security, the 2014 Big Ten Tournament promises to be wild and unpredictable. They league’s results made no sense all season long, so I’m predicting this conference tourney will be the same. Seeding almost doesn’t matter here.
Match-ups are what matters in the 2014 Big Ten Tournament.Follow paulmbanks
The 2014 Big Ten Tourney is here. Not in Chicago like last year, but moved back to Indianapolis. And the league is nowhere near as strong this year as it was last year. However, it promises to be very unpredictable and interesting. Anything can happen. Here’s our preview and predictions.
Let’s move on to the storylines. The stories within the story.Follow paulmbanks
Matt Lauer sat down with Dottie Sandusky, wife of former Penn State assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky, in her first-ever television interview. Jerry Sandusky was convicted of child sex abuse and is serving a sentence of at least 30 years in a maximum security prison. The exclusive in-depth interview will air tomorrow, Wednesday, March 12 on NBC’s Today.Follow paulmbanks
2009: Penn State basketball 38, Illini 32; in Champaign no less.
TONIGHT: Penn State 59, Northwestern 32 in Evanston. TENACIOUS DEFENSE!!!!
No media travel to cover Penn State basketball when they play on the road. I think you understand the many reasons why that is.Follow paulmbanks
Now that the NFL Scouting Combine is over, here’s our biggest winners and losers. Or three stock up and three stock down. Here’s three who came to Indianapolis without a first round grade, but now stand a very good chance of hearing their names called on draft night. Conversely, three who fell out of the first round with a bad performance.Follow paulmbanks
New Penn State Coach James Franklin has had a rather smooth transition thus far; at least in the recruiting department. Since taking over for Bill O’Brien, Franklin has poached a few commits from Vanderbilt. PSU has five early enrollees, and they bolstered the class by signing four-star receiver Saeed Blacknall, who defected from Rutgers.
Which leads us into a discussion of something called “flipping.” And it’s something James Franklin is excelling at.Follow paulmbanks
Here is The Sports Bank’s extremely premature 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account. Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile. By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.
Click here for The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft.Follow paulmbanks
Here is the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account with this second round. By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.Follow paulmbanks
Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, or Jabari Parker. Who will be the first pick in the 2014 NBA Draft? It’s an ongoing debate that will continue up to draft night on June 26th.
Here is The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account. Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile. By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013. [Read more...]Follow paulmbanks
Former Penn State star NaVorro Bowman is used to adversity in his life. Adversity is a word that has gotten absurdly co-opted, grossly misused and perverted into a horribly shopworn cliche utterly destroying it’s actual meaning. So when I say Navorro Bowman has dealt with a lot of adversity, I mean he really truly has dealt with actual adversity.
Now a 3 time All-Pro Linebacker with the San Francisco 49ers, Bowman suffered a potentially devastating knee injury in the NFC Title game yesterday. Doctors confirmed it’s an ACL tear.Follow paulmbanks