Category Archives: College Sports
Roxanne Chalifoux, Villanova’s crying piccolo player who became an Internet sensation during the NCAA March Madness game between Villanova and NC State says she’s taking her newfound fame “in good spirits.”
Chalifoux, a senior at the University spoke with a Philadelphia radio station on Monday morning and explained that she was crying because she will soon graduate. It was her last time performing with the school’s pep band. She said she was aware the cameras were on her, but that viral fame was the furthest thing from her mind at that moment.
“I saw myself on the Jumbotron and all i could think about was that my dad was at the game,” Chalifoux told WIP’s Angelo Cataldi. “I didn’t want him to see me crying. Little did I know that it was going to end up all over the Internet and that [my dad seeing me crying] was the least of my worries.
“It’s just easy to get emotional, especially when you’re a senior. That just changed the game for me.”
One of America’s favorite days, Selection Sunday, is now just hours away. We will soon be bombarded with bubble teams, last one in, first one out, buzzer beaters, March Madness, bracket busters, Sweet Sixteen, Elite 8, Final Four, and eventually, our National champion. Even the mildest hoops fans get caught up in filling out their brackets – it’s in our DNA!! If the past few days are any indication of what’s to come, be prepared, we are in for a wild ride!
Kentucky is still the “Chalk” – it’s their tournament to lose. 99% of every bracket will have them cutting down the nets. As much as I hate to say it, they are the team to beat. They have it all. Size, speed, inside presence, 3 point bombers, a deep bench, and a coach that has been there before. For all of the other teams out there, the trick tonight is going to be trying to stay out of their region. I feel sorry for the #2 seed in Kentucky’s region. Could that team be Gonzaga? How ironic would that be? Kyle Wiltjer, a former Wildcat left Kentucky because he couldn’t get off the bench. He goes out west to the Zags and may get a chance to play his former team!! Gonzaga is the Boise State of college basketball…Hmmm!
“It’s Awesome, Baaby”! No truer words were ever spoken by the great Dickie V when it comes to the month of March.
Conference championships on the line, conference tournaments to be played, and the dream of going to the “Big Dance” is one deflected ball away. This is what we basketball junkies live for…the one and done mentality. Win and move on. Lose and go home. Teams, players, and coaches you may not of ever heard about can be immortalized with one miracle shot that cuts the heart out of the heavy favorite. Upsets, teams playing NOT to lose, and Bracket Busters are all what makes March Madness the greatest month in all of sports! ( So what if it now bleeds into April )
The brackets aren’t even out yet ( next Sunday night at 6:00 PM on CBS ) and the insanity has already started. Dartmouth’s miracle win last night, Wichita State being shocked yesterday, Kentucky gunning for a perfect season, and the stunning announcement in Syracuse on Friday are events leading us up to the main event – March Madness.
Authorities reportedly responded to a murder-suicide at the University of South Carolina on Thursday.
The shooting, prompted a campus-wide lockdown.
Numerous large enforcement officials responded, at around 1:20 p.m. to the New School of Public Health Research Building where the shooting to place.
Columbia police held a brief press conference and confirmed two people were dead as a result of what appeared to be a murder-suicide.
The identities of the shooter and victim was not immediately clear.
It’s finally here. The day we have been waiting weeks for. Super Sunday. But, will it really be a game for the ages or, just another ho hum boring game like so many past ones? On paper it looks like a great match up. A great defense ( Seattle ) versus a great offense ( New England ). A rising star QB ( Russell Wilson ) vs. a first ballot Hall of Fame QB ( Tom Brady ). A Hall of Fame Head Coach ( Mr. Belichick ) seeking his fourth Super Bowl ring versus a Head Coach with a checkered past ( Pete Carroll ) attempting to win back to back Super Bowls. There are a lot of great story lines going into tonight’s game but there are also a lot of dark clouds that surround both of these teams.
The Pats have had to deal with SpyGate in 2007, DeFlateGate in 2015, and the ongoing Hernandez murder case. Recently, Hall of Fame coach Don Shula referred to Belichick as “Belicheat”. However, say what you want, Bill Belichick has been the architect of the first, and perhaps only, dynasty in the salary cap era! It’s a classic question of “the chicken or the egg”? Belichick, Brady. Brady, Belichick. Regardless, in a league of “it’s all about me”, the New England Patriots have been the dominate team, the team that all others are compared to, the team that is feared most.
Will Tom Terrific win his final Super Bowl game and ride off into the sunset on top of his game and be considered the greatest QB of all time? Will Mr. Belichick win his fourth ring and be considered the greatest coach of all time?