Lunardi: UC 9 seed, XU last four in. He has UC vs 8 seed Kansas St, in Greensboro with 1 seed North Carolina.
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The Reds sent me images of their season tickets.
Seven different players are featured.
Major props on these designs to Jansen Dell from the Reds Creative Services Dept.
MLB 2K '12
Madson on walk-in music: 'I don't want any'
Last year, Madson entered games to "Don't Stop Believing'." Theoretically, he could do the same this year, since the song isn't exactly tied to Philadelphia.
But Madson said he doesn't want it. In fact, when the Reds asked him what song he wanted, he said he told them he didn't want anything.
"I just want to go out there and get three outs," Madson said Thursday morning.
Madson is in good spirits, despite some elbow soreness that has kept him out of early Cactus League games, and despite a winter that saw him leave the Phillies after talks about a multiyear contract strangely fell through.
"I'm a simple guy from California," he said.
Talented Reds have more help on the way
One of the finest pitching arms I have observed this spring has belonged to right-hander Daniel Corcino, who throws a two-seam and a four-seam fastball as well as a slider and a changeup. A native of the Dominican Republic, he can bring the fastball up to 95 mph.
Rest ordered for Bray
Doc: Same swing, fewer misses for Stubbs?
Feeling strong, Arroyo sees velocity spike
Did you miss it?
Boomer Esiason joined me on Sports Talk last night to discuss Peyton Manning, bounties in the NFL and the Bengals. Listen HERE.
Seg sat down and talk with Charlie Coles yesterday afternoon.
Charlie talked about life, coaching and his future. Great stuff.
Mock Draft: Reshuffling the deck post-combine
Charlie Casserly, NFL Network
Pick No. 17
Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
Jenkins has fine coverage skills, but he must prove he's beyond all the off-the-field issues that got him kicked out of Florida.
Lamar Miller, RB, Miami
The draft's second-best running back posted a blazing 4.40 at the combine.
Reedy: Pressley agrees to extension
Reedy: Time running out for Bengals and Nelson
New contract emotional for Arian Foster
Why the universal DH will be baseball's next big controversy
Big League Stew
Make no mistake: This is going to be a huge controversy on par with steroid users in the Hall of Fame, losing an entire World Series to a labor stoppage and Pete Rose's lifetime ban from baseball. Unlike adding an extra two wild cards or telling a team like the Astros to move to another league, people will have very long and lasting opinions about this. They will not initially disagree and then move on to the next thing once it becomes clear there's no way of curbing progress they don't agree with. Nope, people will dig their heels in on this one and take a stance they might not ever leave. It is definitely going to cost the sport some fans.
Which end of the bat is up?
Hitting production from pitchers in 2011
Average NL team
.142 BA (299 AB), 2 HR, 17 RBI, 114 K, 12 BB
Hitting production from Reds pitchers in 2011
.168 BA (304 AB), 2 HR, 14 RBI
Basketball king again in Cincinnati
The Record staff editoral
Finally, following roughly four years of rebuilding, it’s finally safe to say that University of Cincinnati basketball is back.
It’s been a long road, and the Cincinnati faithful had to suffer through a few painful seasons, but, at long last, it appears that the Bearcats are once again a name called annually on Selection Sunday.
Hoard: Wright feels alright
Lundari bracketology update: XU last four in
Palm bracket: UC 10 seed, XU 11 seed
A-10 should go on the offensive
Andy Katz, ESPN
The Atlantic 10 needs to go on the offensive because it could potentially get poached by the MWC-CUSA merger. Charlotte is ripe for the picking since the 49ers are going to Division I football. The A-10 actually would be better if it was slimmed down by a few teams from 14. But losing Temple for 2013-14 isn’t the answer. The A-10 could definitely use a marquee program in the footprint (like VCU or Old Dominion).
FS Ohio: Frease ready for one last run
South Dakota is on board!
Wall Stree Journal
Now that South Dakota is on the board, Maine is the only state that has truly failed to land a bid. Alaska hasn't made it either, but it has an excuse: It has no D-I men's basketball teams.
Wait...what? Fans of both teams stormed the court
Here is the game story
And then there is this.......
"It 'aint midnight yet, y'all!"
Check out this call from a high school basketball announcer
It was just a week ago he delivered this call...........