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Virginia Tech, Colorado among NCAA tournament snubs

UAB, it seems, was included primarily because of their impressive (though inflated) computer numbers and a Conference USA regular season title. But any good college basketball fan knows that the RPI is not a reliable tool and can be manipulated by savvy scheduling. How can one justify rewarding UAB for its 12-4 Conference USA record and first place finish in conference play, while leaving out Alabama, who finished first in its division in the SEC with that same 12-4 mark?

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Week in review (3/13): Producing the Big East championship

Bo Garrett is currently a producer at ESPN where he has produced some of the hallmark moments in recent Big East Tournament history. Garrett was on hand for Syracuse’s six overtime victory over Connecticut in 2009, as well as Gerry McNamara’s run in the 2006 tournament as Syracuse captured the Big East championship. He recently spoke to me about his experiences as an ESPN producer.

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Kemba Walker: Beyond fantastic

I hate when I read columns about how the difference in the game was an individual player. I hate when those columns mention how much “heart” that player has and how he “willed his team to victory.” But after Friday night’s Syracuse-UConn game that is exactly what I have to write about.

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Behind the Scenes of ESPN3D

Currently there just isn’t that much content available for consumers that buy 3D TV but if you’re a sports junkie it might be worth considering. ESPN, the Worldwide Leader in Sports, is also the worldwide leader in sports technology, and they’re getting out in front of the 3D curve.