|Ring Out Ahoya!|
Welcome, once again, to the most wonderful time of the year! The NCAA tournament is the greatest sporting event in the world. Heroes will be born. Hearts will break. Cinderellas will rise. Giants will fall. And Bill Raftery will, at some point, say “Lingerie on the deck!” “Square the puppies!” and “A little nylon!” (And his able partner-in-crime, Verne Lundquist, will laugh heartily.) Meanwhile, Knightly (left) celebrates
’s 3-seed and picks the Final Four: Marquette
(South). The question isn’t whether Kentucky will get to the Final Four again, but rather, will the appearance later be vacated? His two previous Final Four appearances (with U-Mass and Coach Cal ) have been wiped from the books due to later-discovered NCAA violations, though he, personally, was not “directly implicated in anything.” Memphis
State (East). After knocking off both Duke and Florida , the ACC tournament champion Seminoles (and their ACC coach of the year Leonard Hamilton) are a tough out. North Carolina
( Kansas Midwest). is too erratic. The Big Twelve’s regular season champion will emerge from the North Carolina Midwest. Now all they need is a new fight song.
(West). Louisville might not even be the best team in, well, Kentucky . Slick Rick has the Cardinals' press in high gear, and Peyton Siva might be the fastest man on the planet, with or without a basketball in his hand. Kentucky