SjT: first NCAA Weekend

The Big 10 appears to be holding its own in the NCAA tournment so far. Steve Truog has a few observations about the chase to the Sweet 16 and the Big 10 so far

I guess with the lack of first-round cinderellas, we were due for a good day.
So far, the Big Ten is representing itself pretty well. OSU and Wisky had scares (the Badgers face a tough test tomorrow as well), and the other four have gotten as far or better than seeded already. Illinois put up a heck of a fight and shoulda won, Purdue and MSU dominated good schools from other BCS leagues that were top 20 this season at some point, and Indiana is giving UCLA a run for their money at the half now [The Bruins eventually won] (how'd the Bruins get to stay in California for a second straight year?).

So not a bad year for the Big Ten, and the more each team gets, of course, the more pie share for us as well.

I see U of M fired Amaker today - I know folks in Evanston wanted him earlier when his star was much brighter ... dunno who will want him now. He certainly had more than enough chances to get Michigan in the big dance and never really seemed to get out of neutral.

GO CATS!!! -SjT
Stephen J. Truog, former NU Marching Band member and now educator in Arizona, comments on the Wildcats from both the sidelines and his couch He has his own NU oriented Web Site - Visit SjTonline

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