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Golden 5 +1 for this week

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Golden 5 +1 for this week

Miami+1 @Virginia

Kent State-5 @Miami (Ohio)

UNLV-2 @Colorado State

San Jose State-20.5 @New Mexico State

Air Force @San Diego State -7

Kansas @Texas Tech -24

Since the beginning of the season I am 37-20 for a 64.9 % against the spread. Good luck and make some money.

 

Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He edits http://fryingpansports.com. He has also published several novels on and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/. He edits http://fryingpanpolitics.org/.

 

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Tonight on the radio version of News, Notes and Rumors

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 Super Agent JR Richert joins us to talk about the new NFL CBA and free agency.

Tim Belik, Buckeye and Browns Beat Writer for the Loraine Morning Journal joins us to preview the Bucks game against Kansas.

Dave Kay, basketball writer for waterfootball.com joins us to talk about how the NCAA tournament has changed the 2012 NBA Draft.

Samantha Bunten joins us to talk about the Indians, Browns and Cavs.  Maybe she can explain why the team has looked at 78 year old Vlad “the impaler” Guerrero.

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Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He edits http://fryingpansports.com and was a senior writer for .  He has also published several novels on and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/.

He edits http://fryingpanpolitics.org/.

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Texas A&M Women NCAA Basketball

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Texas A&M beat Notre Dame 76-70 in the women’s NCAA Championship game. For fans of the game it was one of the years most exciting, riveting, games of the season.

Watching the game it is hard to believe that just 50 short years ago Texas A&M did not even allow women to attend school. They were among the last schools to fully integrate classes and go co-ed. The women’s basketball players this week laid to rest any lingering doubts (were there any?) that this might have not have been a good thing. Compared with the men’s NCAA Championship game played just a day earlier the women’s game was near non-stop action. The two teams, each sporting a can-do attitude and undying belief they were the rightful champions this year, fought tooth and nail to outdo the other. They exchange baskets, taunts and amazing comebacks throughout the game.

Texas A&M star player Danielle Adams scored 30 points, 22 of them in the second half to put her team head and shoulders above the Irish. Adams is the Aggie’s All-American. She was a junior college transfer who underwent a near complete physical transformation to become the superstar we all saw on the court Tuesday night. Adams dropped 40 pounds since last summer, bringing her weight down to just 240. This no doubt helped her jump just a little bit higher, which in turn allowed her to grab nine amazing rebounds. It is no wonder then that Adams was named the game’s Most Outstanding Player.

In the first five minutes Texas A&M took an early lead scoring 12 points to Notre Dame’s 4. Texas A&M was helped in their fight by Notre Dame’s seeming inability to hold onto the ball. They turned it over so many times it was near impossible to keep count. Turn overs aside, Notre Dame did manage to make some amazing shots and certainly did not get steam rolled by Texas A&M.

The Irish were led by the powerful playing of Skylar Diggins who was Notre Dame’s star player, and for good reason. By halftime Notre Dame was up 35-33 and started the second half of the game with a 7-2 point scoring spree that seemed to be spelling doom for Texas A&M. Suddenly, after a quick huddle, Adams began shooting not from the outside, where she had been known to dominate, but from the inside lane where she also dominated, but in an unexpected way. Notre Dame was totally caught off guard and found themselves fouling on Adams, and putting her in position to sink baskets unchallenged. It also allowed her teammate to sink a three point shot that gave the Aggie’s a 73-68 lead in the last minute of the game, sealing Notre Dame’s doom.

In the last five minutes of the game Notre Dame had an 8 point run that went unmatched by Texas A&M but it still was not enough to overcome the Aggie’s who were simply too far ahead. Texas A&M proved that though they were a newcomer to the national stage they were there for a good reason. They shot 54.7 percent overall; 68.2 percent in the second half alone. That’s a shooting record anyone would be proud to boast about.

Texas A&M has come a long way since first allowing women to attend school there in 1963. No doubt they will come even further in the years to come, thanks to the belief that all students, male and female, are created equal.

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At least we can be thankful that the polls don’t determine the college basketball champion.

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The people that voted a 3 loss Texas team #2 over the previously unanimous #1 Ohio State team should lose their votes and be banished to watching the Golf Channel and listening to karaoke for eternity.

I don’t really have a problem with moving a 1 loss Kansas team over OSU despite the fact that they are not nearly as good a team as the Bucks. Kansas proved that by promptly losing to unranked 9 loss Kansas State. K State won for only the 2nd time since Moses was a young boy.

But what were the voters thinking by putting a 3 loss Texas team #2? Maybe the question should be are the voters capable of thought?

Texas lost at home to #4 Pitt then to an unranked USC on their floor. On Jan. 8th they lost at home again to #9 UConn. My question is this. How would you feel if like the joke of a “system” like the BcS decided the NCAA Basketball Champion?

The champion will be decided on the field just like every national college championship for every sport except BcS division football. But it will be interesting to see how the pin head voters pick a #1 team now that Kansas choked. Do you want to bet they put a 3 loss Texas team #1?

That’s what I think. Tell me what you think.

Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He is a senior writer for and edits http://fryingpansports.com. He has also published several novels on

and a non-fiction work will be available soon at http://www.merriam-press.com/. He edits http://fryingpanpolitics.org/. Also listen to the best Sports Talk anywhere on the Internet and hear his sports show Monday-Friday 8-10 EST on http://www.cleveland.com/dsn/index.ssf/2010/11/dsn_video_live_stream.html

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At least we can be thankful that the poles don’t determine the college basketball champion.

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The people that voted a 3 loss Texas team #2 over the previously unanimous #1 Ohio State team should lose their votes and be banished to watching the Golf Channel and listening to karaoke for eternity.

I don’t really have a problem with moving a 1 loss Kansas team over OSU despite the fact that they are not nearly as good a team as the Bucks. Kansas proved that by promptly losing to unranked 9 loss Kansas State. K State won for only the 2nd time since Moses was a young boy.

But what were the voters thinking by putting a 3 loss Texas team #2? Maybe the question should be are the voters capable of thought?

Texas lost at home to #4 Pitt then to an unranked USC on their floor. On Jan. 8th they lost at home again to #9 UConn. My question is this. How would you feel if like the joke of a “system” like the BcS decided the NCAA Basketball Champion?

The champion will be decided on the field just like every national college championship for every sport except BcS division football. But it will be interesting to see how the pin head voters pick a #1 team now that Kansas choked. Do you want to bet they put a 3 loss Texas team #1?

That’s what I think. Tell me what you think.

Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He is a senior writer for and edits http://fryingpansports.com. He has also published several novels on

and a non-fiction work will be available soon at http://www.merriam-press.com/. He edits http://fryingpanpolitics.org/. Also listen to the best Sports Talk anywhere on the Internet and hear his sports show Monday-Friday 8-10 EST on http://www.cleveland.com/dsn/index.ssf/2010/11/dsn_video_live_stream.html

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The DOE complains about graduation rates in College Basketball

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This week US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan suggested that the NCAA should ban teams from the NCAA Tournament that do not maintain a minimum graduation rate for their players. WHAT?????

Don’t forget that this pinhead is the guy that was so effective as the CEO of the Chicago Public School System he was named to his current post by Obama. Forget the fact that the Chicago public schools are at the very bottom of the heap nationwide in graduation rates and standardized test scores. What it does rank at the top of the nation in is in-school violence, teen age pregnancy and dropouts. I guess he is just another “do as I say not as I do” guy in Washington.

But beyond the fact that the speaker is totally incompetent to say anything about graduation rates, there are other factors over which the NCAA and individual colleges have little or no control.

Prior to the NBA requiring that a player be 1 year out of school before applying for the NBA draft, those players (often between 20 and 40 a year) would go from high school directly into the pros. Now, those players go to college for 1 year and then on to the pros. They have little or no interest in college. It is a means to an end–to get a pro contract. We all know that the vast majority of these players will go to a basketball factory like Kentucky, Louisville, Kansas, etc. The result is that the best programs have the worst graduation rates. DAH!!!!

In college football 5 guys that leave early have very little impact. There are 80+ on the team. However, if you have 2 guys that leave early out of a basketball roster, statistically it has much more impact.

I do not believe that players should have to play 1 year in college before getting a chance to go pro. No one would complain about a brilliant chemist that leaves Podunk U for a multimillion dollar contract. Why put legal restraints on basketball players most of whom come from very poor backgrounds and are minority. I hope someone will challenge the rule.

Is a year of college bad for a kid? Not necessarily. In a single year, the far left professors can give a non-political kid enough liberal babble that it should last him for a lifetime. But the people that are looking for intelligent life on other planets should try to find some in Washington DC first. Based on what I have seen coming out of there lately, there is very little intelligence and no common sense.

That’s what I think. Tell me what you think.

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Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He is a senior writer for and edits http://fryingpansports.com. He is a regular contributor on Cleveland Sports Radio http://www.sportstalkcleveland.com/ Monday afternoons at 1 Eastern. He has also published several novels on

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