The FCS playoffs are now as big as the FBS Playoff. The FCS playoffs have eliminated 20 teams, and just four remain. No. 1 overall seed North Dakota State beat rival South Dakota State in a quarterfinal on Saturday, joining a semifinal round that’ll also include James Madison, Youngstown State, and Eastern Washington.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Rick Pitino graciously acknowledged the latest milestone in his Hall of Fame career with the hope his Louisville Cardinals grow from the tougher-than-expected win that required overcoming some deficiencies. Quentin Snider scored 15 points, V.J. King added 13 and No. 11 Louisville overcame a cold shooting start to beat Texas Southern 102-71 on Saturday and give Pitino his 400th victory as the Cardinals’ coach. Pitino, who last month earned his 750th career college victory, improved to 400-163 in his 16th season with Louisville. His Cardinals (9-1) first had to shake off early sluggishness and a 4-for-21 start from the field to pull away from the scrappy, athletic Tigers and
Having little 21st Century business being seated at a computer — I just learned how to use our toaster — there are times when I have to look twice to see if emails are old or legit. That happened Monday. But first, what’s a big sports name in a TV studio worth after, say, one show? Unless he or she has something for us worth hearing, it means the network likely paid a lot — first-class air, hotel, limo — for absolutely nothing and likely less. And how often do you tune or stay tuned to a pregame or halftime show because some big-time college coach is in the studio? In his previous six seasons, 2008-13, as an ESPN basketball analyst, Magic Johnson served as little more than Hall of Fame decoration;