Monday, March 05, 2007

Live Cast is on the Air!

Good day, Pun City reporting live from the VCU lower library, they have some computers set up that you can use. This blog figured it would get up a post as long as it was using a computer that supported whatever programs Blogger requires. Here's some interesting (hopefully anyway) notes from the games.

- The CAA honored Georgia State alumnus Chavelo Holmes at the half of one of the games. They mentioned that he had outscored Michael Jordan in a game vs. UNC 20-16. Also of note was that he went from being a walk-on to the school's all-time leading scorer.

-Georgia State has Mark Macon as an assistant coach. He used to play at Temple and several stops in the NBA, including the Denver Nuggets. Unfortunately the B-Lab doesn't have the capability to open multiple windows, so you'll have to take this blog's word for it that he looks a lot like rapper Xzibit.

-A comment overheard in the "CAA Zone," sort of a de-facto milling lounge set up for non press members, was that William and Mary, known for rigourous academic standards, has half of their fans sit and open a book at halftime. This site heard the comment only after the only halftime where WMU played, but it's at least a good joke if not actually the case.

-William and Mary's sports teams are known as "The Tribe." Their dance team is known as "The Tribal Dancers."

-All fans seemed supportive of George Mason's Final 4 run last year, especially satisfied with the fact that they beat UNC, whose fans apparently rile a lot of these schools.

-The University of Delaware now carries a roster of only 7 players. (It's for a lot of reasons, voluntary defections, injuries, academic ineligibility). This caused an interesting, if not unexpected scenario toward the end of their 77-67 loss to Northeastern. With 2:06 remaining, they had a player foul out. This left them with 6 players, but 2 had 4 fouls and another had 3. Then needing to foul again with 1:57 left, one of the 4-foul players committed it, leaving them with only 5 players, 1 of which had 4 fouls, another having 3. This was about the only interesting part of what remained of the game, but this was Very interesting. What would they do if anyone else fouled out? Would it be a "Hoosiers" moment where they send out 4? Is that even legal in the NCAA? (If you actually know that, Pun City would like to know, this blog hasn't heard of that coming up). Alas, despite the 3-foul guy picking up another one, no one fouled out and we never came to what would have been really fascinating. (They didn't even have any managers ready to go, basically no contingency plan if it came to it).

Some selections from each band:

-Georgia State: "Rock & Roll Part 2", "Jump on it (That Apache/Tonto one)", Beyonce's "Crazy In Love," "Hot Stuff."

-William & Mary: "Proud Mary," whatever that "Jeremiah was a bullfrog.." song is.

-Delaware: Smashmouth's "Walkin' On The Sun," "Zoot Suit Riot," "SportsCenter theme," and Aretha Franklin's "Respect."

-Northeastern: Band not present. Lame.

-UNC-Wilmington: Whatever song Lil Romeo sampled to make "Girlfriend," (Jackson 5, not sure what the title is though), "Jungle Boogie," "Final Countdown," "Get Ready (Here I Come)", "Hey Baby" (the band version, not the No Doubt version unfortunately), "Rock & Roll Part 2."

-Towson - the best band at the tournament:
-"Jumpin' Jack Flash," "Disco Inferno," "Holiday" by Green Day, "CBS NCAA intro," "Eye of the tiger," (that was somewhat predictable given they're the Tigers), an awesome version of "Star Spangled Banner" with multiple harmonies and improvisational-like flourishes, "Sweet Georgia Brown," "Somebody Told Me," by the Killers.

-James Madison: "On Broadway," "I'm so Happy."

-George Mason: "Very Superstitious," "We Will Rock You," "Living On A Prayer," (a ton).

Those were the first day, this blog hopes to get some more info, but it's been standing upright throughout the whole post and needs to take a break.

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Blogger Cooler Brian said...

By the way, on a semi-related note, check out the predictions this blog had for the Colonial and who's playing in the final tonight. Mason became the first team ever to play on the CAA tournament's first day and advance to the final. Woot!

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Wells said...

From the 2006 NCAA basketball rule book: Rule 3, Section 1, Article 1:
"At the start of the game, each team shall consist of five players,
one of whom shall be the captain.
Art. 2: Each team may continue to play with fewer than five players
when all other squad members are not eligible or able to play.
Art. 3. When there is only one player participating for a team, that team
shall forfeit unless the referee believes that both teams have an opportunity
to win."

9:03 PM  
Blogger Cooler Brian said...

Awesome work there, that's really interesting. I wonder if anyone has ever had to invoke that. Probably in one of the divisions, but I'd be pretty surprised if any D1 schools did that, at least in the last 30 years.

9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's interesting that it's up to the referees whether to allow a team to continue with only one player. Me thinks it would be difficult for such a team to be able to inbound the ball. I suppose the one player could try to throw the ball off an opposing player and then retrieve it himself. Very difficult.

10:24 PM  

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