Sure, it helps that Washington is playing its semifinal match five minutes from its campus. Just don't tell them that as they claim to remain laser-focused on dispatching Penn State.
Just once I'd like to see one of my media colleagues break down a program's graduation rates and academic strategy with the same rigor they do offenses, defenses, coaching moves and matchups.
LSU swept two of the major awards Wednesday as the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) released its 2004-05 winners and All-America team.
Seventeen of the nation's top Division I players, including two players each from Penn State, Texas and Tennessee, have been named to the 2005 WBCA All-Star Challenge roster.
We saw some good and bad out of Baylor, LSU and Penn State on Sunday. But we saw some great offense out of Texas and LSU's Seimone Augustus.
Tiffany Jackson scored 15 points after sitting out most of the first half and Texas (No. 3 ESPN/USA Today, No. 2 AP) got a career game from senior Mercedes Williams in beating No. Penn State 84-69 in the Tip-Off Classic.
Three top-10 teams, including No. 2 LSU vs. No. 8 Baylor, hit the court in Austin, Texas, in Sunday's State Farm Tip-Off Classic.
With her team back at No. 1, Duke coach Gail Goestenkors summed up the season perfectly. "The merry-go-round continues," she said.
Fifteen women, including four Big 12 players, have been named to the 2004 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America teams.
The top spots in the Big Ten and Pac-10 will be decided this weekend. And the Big 12 might be, too.
Kelly Mazzante scored 15 of her 19 points in the second half and No. 8 Penn State upset No. 2 Texas 79-59 on Sunday.
With several blockbusters on this season's schedule, there's no reason to wait until March to start watching.