Only two teams are left in the West Region of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament as the top-seeded Wisconsin Badgers face number two team Arizona Wildcats.
The match is on March 28, 2015 and starts 6:09 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the TBS network or online through live stream (details below).
In the second round, Wisconsin took care of Coast Carolina 86-72 with Frank Kaminsky coming up big with 27 points and 12 rebounds. The Badgers led big by the half and continued to pile on the pressure to eliminate their Big South competition. more >>
How much money is a football coach worth? Are college coaches more valuable than NFL coaches because the recruitment of players falls more on a college coaches shoulders. Can a coach make that much of a difference? Jim Harbaugh recently said that he doesn't think he is worth his $5 million a year, and many have questioned if Nick Saban is worth north of $7 million a year to Alabama.
"I like making a buck just like the next guy. I'm not doing five times as much work as somebody else or doing more work than someone who's not the head football coach at the University of Michigan," Bryan Fischer Harbaugh wrote for College Football 24/7. "So to answer your question, honestly, I would have to say no."
Harbaugh is known to be a guy who speaks his mind but these seem like very odd comments made by a guy who just signed a seven year contract to coach football at his alma matter on a deal worth a reported $40 million. The powers that be at the University of Michigan certainly think Harbaugh is worth every penny of this deal, but that might change if he losses to Ohio State later this year. more >>
How can it be that a company with a $20 million operating loss last year and an operating loss in five of the last seven years be worth 65 percent more than it was a year ago? That is the fuzzy math Forbes is trying to sell with its annual list of baseball team evaluations that was published today. Forbes has tracked the value of sports franchises sine 1998 but just like everyone else they do not have access to the books, so Forbes is estimating team values.
In the case of the Detroit Tigers, it seems like they are off. The value of the Tigers, according to Forbes' estimates, is $1.125 billion. Yet, all the above rings true of this team that has won four straight division crowns.
Looking at the fuzzy math we see that the Tigers had $84 million in gate receipts on revenue of some $254 million. That means their share of the national TV deal, their local TV contract, Stadium Naming right deal, souvenir sales and concessions totaled $170 million. We know that the team had a payroll of $187 million but have no idea what the other operating expenses are. more >>
Ted Pegula recently bought the NFL's Buffalo Bills. He also owns the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL. He is committed to keeping the Bills in Buffalo but has recently said he does not mind if the NFL places a franchise in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Toronto and Buffalo are pretty close geographically and Pegula says that this question came up when he was meeting with the NFL to be approved to purchase the Bills.
Even though Pegula wouldn't mind the NFL putting a team in Toronto actually getting to a reality where that is happen is a uphill battle. The league is now fully committed to getting at least one team moved to the Los Angeles market. Depending on what team or teams that ends up being the NFL would likely want to replace a franchise in St. Louis, and the London, England experiment continues with odds pretty good that the league will one day place a franchise there. That is three markets ahead of Toronto in line for franchises.
While the Toronto market is certainly big enough to support a NFL team the city had a very lukewarm reaction to the Bills playing one preseason and one regular season game there the past few years. A NFL franchise would face serious competition from the Toronto Maple leafs in the NHL and the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL. Many Americans don't view the CFL as serious competition for the NFL but in Canada the CFL is immensely popular and has been for nearly a century. more >>
After almost five years of waiting, the most awaited bout of the century will finally take place between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. However, with a little more than a month before the historic event, a rumor surfaced online.
According to a report by All Sports, the champion was allegedly knocked out during a sparring session on Sunday. Zab Judah, a five-time world champion, knocked down Mayweather during their sparring session, and "Money" Mayweather exceeded the 10-count still lying down.
However, when media reached out to Judah via Twitter, he immediately denied the rumor. more >>
There are not a lot of heated rivalries among sports teams anymore. Sure, there are the fans of one team that don't really like the other team, but by and large, the truly heated rivalries have become a thing of the past. In an era of free agency where players move around from team to team, more it is hard to build a heated rivalry the likes of the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche or the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos.
Baseball teams in the same division play each other 18 times a year, and the hope beyond ticket sales in both cities was a rekindling of the rivalry between divisional opponents. There has not been a lot of that but the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks have certainly entered into a pretty heated rivalry.
In a Sprint Training game no less yesterday there were four batters hit by pitches and a number of ejections as the two teams from the National League West went at each other once again. more >>