College Basketball Tuesday: Vanderbilt Reaches 14 Losses

When you look at the bubble this year, you notice a lot of teams that have an ugly number of losses.   Tonight, Vanderbilt couldn’t hold on in a road tilt at Kentucky, dropping their record to 16-14.   Later this week, the loser of the Syracuse-Georgia Tech game will also reach 14 losses. Why is this historically important?  Because no team since 2011 has received an at-large bid with…

February 28, 2017
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Baseball News (?): Tim Tebow Hits Nine Batting Practice Home Runs!

We have reached the point in our lives where batting practice home runs matter.    I wonder how many goals he can score by shooting into an open net from five feet away?    Imagine the amount of points he can put on the scoreboard by taking uncontested layups. I get the fascination with Tebow because what he is doing is unusual, but he is essentially the Kim Kardashian of…

February 27, 2017
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College Basketball Bubble Watch

Every year, there seems to be a theme surrounding the bubble for the NCAA Tournament.  Last year, there was a lot of debate about a school not far from where I live (Monmouth), who many thought should have been in the tournament, but was left out.  Many times in history, the debate has come down to this:  What is more impressive, finishing 7th or 8th in a big conference, or…

February 27, 2017
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College Basketball Sunday Thoughts

The regular season is winding down, and the tournament picture is becoming a bit more clear…for the most part.  While some teams are solidifying their tournament standing, others continue to try their best to make life miserable for the committee. 1.  Louisville destroys Syracuse Speaking of which, Syracuse is one of this year’s biggest Jeckyl & Hyde acts.   After a thrilling home victory against Duke, the Orange got destroyed…

February 26, 2017
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BYU Proves to be Gonzaga’s Kryptonite Yet Again

Three years in a row.    After last night’s shocking victory over Gonzaga (they were 20+ point underdogs), BYU has now defeated Gonzaga three times in a row at Gonzaga. Just to put this into a bit of perspective: Over the last three seasons, Gonzaga is 49-5 in conference play.   Three of those losses have now come at home against BYU. Gonzaga has only lost to two teams at…

February 26, 2017
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College Basketball Saturday Thoughts

These thoughts were compiled prior to the Gonzaga-BYU game, where Gonzaga is trying to finish their regular season 30-0.   Gonzaga is playing a sloppy game early, but lead 29-24 as of this writing. This is the first post ever on Sports Kibble!   I am obviously in construction mode – but I hope this will be a fun little endeavor….. 1.  UCLA is good.   Really good. UCLA averages…

February 26, 2017
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