Category Archives: NCAA Final Four

UCONN Top Dog in NCAA Basketball

The University of Connecticut Huskies Men’s Basketball, led by Coach Kevin Ollie, are the four-time National Champions!!! They beat the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in an NCAA championship game Monday.

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This is UCONN Country

 

My friends, this is UConn Country
Our boys did what they had to do
The haters are now eating humble pie
They wish they made it there too.

Many spectators bet against us
They even judged us and counted us out
But with drive and determination
We got the job done, no doubt

Last night, several stars were born
I welcome you to Olliewood
Where anything is possible
And the frickin’ eating is oh, so good

No obstacle can still us
We won’t be thrown for a loop
On April 5 we turned Florida into yummy Gator soup

The earlier teams were no match
For Giffey, Daniels, or Shabazz
We had the home court advantage
We were smooth like cool jazz

I know it stinks in here
It’s the smell of victory by Brimah
Post him at the shot clock
And he can quickly beat the timer

All doubts have been silenced
Hopes have filled the skies
UConn winning the NCAA Championship
Won’t come as NO surprise

Now the work still continues
A duel against Kentucky
To take the championship title
Wouldn’t THAT make us lucky!

GO UCONN!!!!!! SICK ‘EM!!!!!!!!

 

Yes, We Conn!

No ifs, ands, or buts about it, the UCONN Huskies are the NCAA National Champions, beating the Butler Bulldogs 53–41. But more questions than answers loom the future of the UCONN Huskies 2011-12 season. Questions like, “Will Jim Calhoun retire?” and “Is Kemba Walker NBA-bound?”

There has even been a stream of tweets bashing the hell out of Jim Calhoun. What up?

Let’s not worry about that. UCONN is top dog.

Courtesy: SB Nation Detroit.

 

Another Perfect Season!

The UCONN Lady Huskies once again ended a perfect season with a 53-47 win over the Stanford Cardinal. Stanford sought UCONN’s weakness, but failed to make the most of it. Without the double teaming of Tina Charles and Maya Moore, the perfect season would have been shattered.

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Teams with Ambiguous Names

Today was a beautiful day, wasn’t it? The mercury worked its way up into the upper 50’s after three straight days of rain, rain, and more rain. In fact, it rained so much on the east coast — let alone Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philly, the water had nowhere to go but onto the streets.  Don’t look now, but I have there’s teenage girls walking in flip-flops. Yep, you heard me right, flip-flops! And it’s not even April yet!

On that note, with the road to the big dance underway, there’s one question that’s burning my mind — and maybe yours: what the heck is a Hoya? And what about a Terrapin? And what does an elephant have to do with the Alabama Crimson Tide?

The Georgetown Hoyas’ mascot may be a bulldog, but the name “Hoya” originates from the famous cheer “Hoia Saxa.” That was derived from a student who, using Greek and Latin terms, dubbed the team “Hoia Saxa,” meaning “what rocks.” Prior to 1962, the Georgetown Hoyas were known as “The Stonewalls.”

Maryland Terrapins: Maryland’s teams used to be known as the “Old Liners” (Maryland’s nickname is “The Old Line State”) until 1932. Football Coach H.C. Byrd recommended the Diamondback Terrapin as mascot in response to the student newspapers search for an “official” leader. The diamondback terrapin is the official reptile of the state of Maryland.

Alabama Crimson Tide: The Alabama Crimson Tide used to be known as the “Crimson White,” named after the school colors. They were also known as the “Thin Red Line” until 1906, when former Birmingham Age-Herald sports editor Hugh Roberts started calling them the “Crimson Tide.” There he described the 1907 game between Alabama and Auburn in Birmingham. As for the elephant, Alabama’s association with the elephant dates back to the 1930 football season when the Tide was led by Coach Wallace Wade. The elephant did not officially become an Alabama mascot until 1979.