Monday, March 1, 2021

The Top Teams in College Basketball Today in the Style of Sports Illustrated in the 1970s

EAST:  1.  Villanova (15-4)  2.  Virginia (15-6)

MIDEAST:  1.  Michigan (18-1)  2.  Iowa (18-7)

MIDWEST:  1.  Baylor (18-1)  2.  Houston (20-3)

WEST:  1.  Gonzaga (24-0)  2.  San Diego St. (19-4)

You didn't really think Baylor was going to win at Kansas, did you?  This weekend was a disaster for anyone hoping that Kentucky would hold the all-time win record after this season is over.  Kansas is now only six wins behind, and it's not clear how many more wins Kentucky can get this year.  I had been hoping for deep runs in the SEC Tournament and the NIT, along with some bad luck for Kansas, but that doesn't seem to be happening right now.  The Cats went into this season without a point guard -- or pretty much anyone who knew how to play basketball at a high level -- and it's going to cost them.

College Baseball

 Here is the top 10 college baseball teams from D1 Baseball:

1.  Arkansas:  7-0
2.  Vanderbilt:  6-1
3.  Mississippi St:  5-2
4.  Mississippi:  5-2
5.  Louisville:  6-1
6.  Florida:  6-2
7.  UC-Santa Barbara:  6-1
8.  UCLA:  4-3
9.  Miami (Fla.):  3-3
10.  Texas Tech:  3-3

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Salukis!

 Apparently they are now playing I-AA college football.  Anyway, Southern Illinois just beat North Dakota State -- the number 1 team in the country, a team that had won 39 games in a row, a team that had not lost since 2017 -- by the score of 38 to 14.  Wow!

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Music of the Week


Muse by Alycia Bella

Bella's debut album at age 31.  I would say this album is heavily influenced by Solange.  I really like her voice, but for some reason this album just falls flat for me.  




Cool & Easy by Sammy Johnson

This is the Australian reggae singer's fourth album.  It's an easy album to listen to  and to forget.  Definitely a clean the house album.  




Nobody is Listening by ZAYN

Zayn was the first member of One Direction to go solo.  Album doesn't do much for me.  

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The NCAA Rifle Championships

Kentucky has qualified as one of eight teams that will compete in this year's NCAA Rifle Championships.  The Big Blue won the title in 2011 and 2018, and has six runner-up finishes.

Here are the eight qualifiers for the 2021 championships, which will take place in Columbus, Ohio.  I'm sorry to see that Murray State (which traditionally has a strong rifle program) didn't make it:

Air Force
Alaska Fairbanks
Kentucky
Memphis
Nebraska
Mississippi
Texas Christian
West Virginia