Archive for January 29th, 2013



In college basketball, it looks like that competitive Big East basketball we’re accustomed to seeing every year may be coming to an end… ahead of schedule.  The Catholic 7 (consisting of Georgetown, St. Johns, Villanova, DePaul, Marquette, Seton Hall, and Providence) want to jump ship a year early.  They said they are willing to leave the Big East in 2014 despite the $10 million exit fee, and were willing to start their own conference.  Surely, this is a more complicated issue that involves a lot of money behind the scenes, but at the end of the day, these schools know that there isn’t that much money in a conference anymore, and it’s their own school name that holds the value.  This would mean the end of those classic Syracuse/Georgetown/UConn/Villanova battles, but the entire backbone of college sports seems to be in flux now (referring to conference alignment and what it means to be a college athlete in general).

In the NBA, the Utah Jazz are traditionally very tough to beat on their home court, regardless of how good a team they have.  This year they have an above average team that is currently sitting in the #7 seed for the playoffs.  But Monday, the Houston Rockets came to town and absolutely dismantled the Jazz.  In fact, they handed the Jazz their worst home loss in franchise history, drubbing the Jazz 125-80.  The Utah fans aren’t used to seeing that, but they should take solace that their young squad is playing well on the whole and could be in line to land a pretty decent free agent before the trade deadline or in the off-season.


And in golf, it looks like Tiger Woods is returning to his A-Game form.  He has played so well at the Farmer’s Insurance Open, which is set at the famous Torrey Pines golf course in San Diego, that he’s had the rest of the golfers worried that they would never be able to beat him again.  And on top of that, Tiger Woods captured his 8th career title at Torrey Pines on Monday.  A lot of the other golfers thought that this was Woods sending a message to the rest of the PGA that he is to be feared again.  Tiger has now won 75 championships, just 7 shy of the record held by golfing legend Sam Snead.

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