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2016 March Madness ZML picks

As talked about on this year’s Zocco’s Modern Life March Madness podcast, here are Joey Zocco’s predictions for the 2016 NCAA Tournament. You can check out the podcast where Jordan Katz and Joey Zocco discuss the entire bracket, give their favorite first round matchups, and pick some upsets Continue reading

College basketball should follow the ladies lead

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Photo courtesy of ncaa.com

If you’ve been watching any of the 24 hours of consecutive live college basketball on ESPN, you would have noticed a couple things: the UConn women’s basketball team looks as dominant as ever, and the women’s college game now plays by some different rules than the men’s game. Continue reading

The NBA Draft Lottery: Where Tanking Pays Off

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Photo courtesy of live4sportnetwork.com

As four teams prepare to play in the conference finals the rest of the teams get their first look at what is in store for the upcoming offseason. The NBA Draft Lottery is being held tonight (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN) and the 14 teams who did not make the playoffs get their moment in the spotlight. Continue reading

Kentucky/Wisconsin: Living up to the Hype (and why Baseball Can’t)

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Photo courtesy of denverpost.com

As the 2015 NCAA National Championship game is about to tip between Wisconsin and Duke, I can’t help but feel a little bad for Kentucky. I also can’t help but feel a little bad for baseball. Even their Opening Day has to fight for attention with the biggest day in college basketball.  Continue reading

March Madness Upsets: History Tends to Repeat Itself

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Photo courtesy of ESPN.com

The greatest week in sports is upon us once again and everyone still has a chance to fill out the perfect bracket. I couldn’t even imagine guessing every game in a 64-team one-and-done tournament correctly, but every year people obsess over trying to predict who will win the National Championship. Continue reading

MSU Adds Another Point To The “Don’t Foul Up 3” Argument

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Photo courtesy of hoosierherald.com

Michigan State University defeated Indiana University at Assembly Hall, 74-72, but not before some late game drama and great Tom Izzo reactions. The last weekend of the regular season featured the greatest rivalry in college sports, but it was this Big Ten matchup that made it feel like the conference tournaments had already started. Continue reading

The Mudiay Effect

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Photo courtesy of nextimpulsesports.com & Brian Spurlock, USA Today Sports

As I watch No. 21 SMU Mustangs play the unranked, defending National Champion Connecticut Huskies on this snowy Sunday in Connecticut I can’t help but think about how good this Mustang team would have been if their top recruit decided to go to college. I also can’t help but think about how this talented UConn team is going to miss the NCAA Tournament barring some crazy American Athletic Conference Tournament run, and part of me thinks that winning the conference tournament is very possible (where have we seen a UConn team do that before). Continue reading

Preparing Yourself for the Madness

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Photo courtesy of bustingbrackets.com

Selection Sunday is three weeks away and I have to admit I have not watched as much college basketball this year as I would liked. Come March 15 the entire sports world will be a buzz about which teams made the tournament, and which teams bubbles’ burst. Continue reading