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You guys are getting me today because Kate has boring stuff like "school" to take care of. I hope you enjoy it. We've got Spring Practices starting back up and Madness/NIT action ready to get underway. It's a great time to be alive!
Coach Briles has a message:
The guys are ready to get back on the grind for Spring Ball tomorrow!— Coach Art Briles (@CoachArtBriles) March 19, 2013
Sounds TurntUp to me, I don't know about you guys.
Ok, on to the links:
Jay Bilas breaks down the bracket so you don't have to - SBNation.com
ESPN commentator Jay Bilas visited SB Nation Studios to provide his insight into the 2013 NCAA tournament bracket for fans who haven't done their homework. CERTAINLY NOT ME, THOUGH. I love baskethoops.
How To Win Your March Madness Pool - Football Study Hall
A guest post by The Power Rank's Ed Feng. It is not football, but it is, to say the least, topical.
N.C.A.A. Women’s Tournament — Baylor, Notre Dame, UConn and Stanford Are Top Seeds - NYTimes.com
Unlike the N.C.A.A. men’s tournament, one powerhouse stands out in the women’s field: Baylor. The Lady Bears, led by Brittney Griner, have won 30 straight games.
W roundtable: Can anyone take down Baylor Lady Bears? - espnW
Baylor has been nearly unstoppable this season. Will the tournament be more of the same? Our writers weigh in with their picks for the teams that could challenge Brittney Griner & Co.
A&M won't see Baylor early - San Antonio Express-News
COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loftin, like hundreds of others gathered in the Aggies' practice gym Monday night, raised both eyebrows when the NCAA tournament pairings were announced. [...] seed A&M, the Southeastern Conference tournament champion, will play host to No. 14 seed Wichita State at 3 p.m. Saturday in Reed Arena.
NCAA women's bracket 2013: Baylor the top seed in Griner's final season - SBNation.com
The Baylor Bears are the top seed, joined by other perennial favorites Notre Dame, UConn and Stanford.
Baylor Football: Defensive End Will be Strength of Defense
The Baylor defense is hoping to play better than they did in 2012, and their hopes may rest with their talented defensive end rotation. -- I like this!
Pay-For-Play Sports Can Be Compatible With Universities - Team Speed Kills
Can universities justify running minor league sports operations?
Texas AD on A&M, conference realignment, SEC schedules - SBNation.com
Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds recently offered opinions on a potential alliance between the Big 12 and ACC, the future possibility of games against Texas A&M and the difficulty of the Big 12's round-robin football schedule. -- Hate you, Dodds. Seriously hate you.
Baseball Ready for Pair of Games Against Sam Houston State - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site - BaylorBears.com
Baylor plays its last two games before opening Big 12 play this weekend as the Bears host Sam Houston State on Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. CT and travel to Huntsville, Texas to take on the same Bearkats on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. -- Not sure where Miles ran off to recently. Probably doing crazy Miles stuff.
That's a bunch of links, so have fun sorting it. My job is not to tell you what to read, but simply provide the links for your consumption. Personally, since I love Jay Bilas despite (or maybe because of) his zealotry against the NCAA on twitter, I started there.
Have a wonderful Tuesday!