This past Saturday afternoon, I tuned in to listen to the Conference USA title game between my WKU Lady Toppers and the Southern Mississippi Lady Eagles. The Lady Tops dominated and they earned 19th trip to the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. And guess what? Their first round game against Ohio State is this Friday afternoon in Lexington! Wanna go?
Tonight, the NCAA will crown its 78th Men's Basketball Champion. One of those teams in this year's Final Four, Syracuse, was in the title game twenty years ago when they met the unstoppable force of Rick Pitino and the Kentucky Wildcats. Sports Illustrated has released a ranking of all 77 championship teams and the '96 team ranked the highest at number 13.
Until midway through the first half of Sunday's Louisville/Duke Elite Eight matchup, the big story of the 2013 NCAA Tournament was Florida Gulf Coast. Then Louisville guard Kevin Ware, while trying to prevent a Duke three-pointer, landed on his left leg and it broke.
When I was a kid, there was a show that ran seven years on NBC called Emergency! It was an action-adventure medical drama about the Los Angeles Fire Department's Station 51 and Rampart Hospital and how the staffs of each worked to rescue people and save lives.