By: Thomas Scibelli
For college basketball fans, Christmas falls in March. Seeing the bracket revealed and printing ten out to practice is much more enjoyable than opening up any Christmas present. As people fill out their bracket, they will be faced with many questions: How many first round upsets do I pick? Will a 12 seed beat a 5 seed again? How far can I have a Cinderella go? Who wins it all? While we can break it down all we want, everyone knows you can’t exactly predict the games flawlessly. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t try to give ourselves the best chance to win as possible. So without further ado, here are some teams from each tier that you should be thinking about when filling out your bracket.
Jim O' Connell, head college basketball writer of the Associated Press, joins Kelly Kultys and James Decker on One on One to talk about the madness that is college basketball in the month of March. He discusses the end of the conference tournaments, who his favorites are to win, and gives his take on the state of Fordham basketball.
By Chelsi Thomas
It goes without saying that the Fordham men’s basketball team has been struggling for quite a while now. Only once in the past 22 years have the Rams finished above .500. And with only three games left in the 2014-15 season and the Rams sitting at 9-17 overall and 4-11 in the Atlantic 10, they’re sure to finish this season with a losing record as well.
On the eve of both the new year and the first college football playoff games, the Capital One Orange Bowl saw 7th ranked Mississippi State and 12th ranked Georgia Tech battle to end their seasons with a win. While the pre-game hype centered largely on Mississippi State star quarterback Dak Prescott, who finished eighth in Heisman voting, his top receiving target, De’Runnya Wilson, found himself under the radar.
The inaugural Boca Raton Bowl was an exciting and high scoring battle that saw a kickoff returned for a touchdown, five total touchdowns accounted for by quarterback Rakeem Cato and a historic 18-catch performance by Marshall receiver Tommy Shuler in a resounding 52-23 victory for the Thundering Herd. However, the bowl did not begin with the teams storming onto the field to the cheers of the thousands of fans, nor with the opening kickoff. Rather, the game itself was the final stage of months of preparation by both the city of Boca Raton and ESPN.