"John" (i.e., me) narrowly edges "Tim" with "Pete" a close third. Yet, how can we not conclude that we're all winners today?
And, no BS, I picked the last 11 games correctly using the same system I use in the NCAA tournament (favorite colors, mascots, friends working the school, friends as alumni, etc). I think I'll take that system to Vegas for the 2014 NIT.
As a basketball player at Ohio State, I am both proud and honored that our university follows our sport the way they do. It is a privilege to play for Ohio State, to be a part of winning the Big Ten Tournament this year, and to have made it to the Elite Eight.
I know that athletes in other sports that do not get much press coverage are also winning championships. Just two weekends ago, Logan Stieber won his second-consecutive national championship in his weight class in wrestling, and senior Marco Canevari marked the Scarlet and Gray’s single individual champion title in fencing by securing the gold medal in men’s epee on March 22. A day later, gymnasts Sarah Miller and Aly Marohn captured the Big Ten championship on the balance beam.
Last Tuesday, The Lantern featured an article in which athletic director Gene Smith talked about how Ohio State isn’t just a football school. He talked about the success of our basketball team. It would be good to remember that in the other sports, there is a lot of success too.
All athletes at Ohio State work very hard at being the best they can be at their sport. I wish that all athletes could receive the attention that our football and basketball teams get. They all deserve to be celebrated.
Third-year in sports management
This must be the most poorly run NIT Challenge in the country. I've managed to miss the first game of the second round and the entire quarterfinals (I blame autocorrect). Don't you wish those entry fees weren't nonrefundable?
Here are the second round results:
The updated standings are (that's right, I picked every second round game correct ... even Maryland!):
Actually, I hate to admit it but I have been since the tourney started (got to support the SEC...don't tell Ropicki), but this seals the deal:
If you’re wondering how Florida Gulf Coast University became the first 15th seed in the history of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament to advance to the Sweet 16, look no further than the ur-text of the school’s economics department: Atlas Shrugged.
Embedded in this long, ponderous novel—required reading for all undergraduate economics and finance majors at FGCU—is the formula for transforming your college from a bunch of trailers on a swamp into the most talked-about school in the country. It’s simple, really. All you need to do is practice what Ayn Rand called “rational self-interest.”
Here's more. One thing these simplifications miss is that most all economists teach free market capitalism. But, at some point most economists acknowledge that there are certain situations where markets fail to allocate resources efficiently.
Here is one more written by an economics faculty member comparing FGCU's coach to Hayek. Weird coincidence, I'm working on a piece comparing John Calipari to Joseph Schumpeter ... creative destruction and all that.
Southwest Florida and the FGCU campus contain beautiful environments where people can be closer to the natural world and the wildlife within it. Our campus is located on 760 acres with over 400 acres of carefully restored and preserved wetlands and uplands that are home to a variety of wildlife - some of which are listed by state and federal agencies as Endangered, Threatened, or Species of Special Concern.
... the Environmental Economics blog ... is now the default homepage on my browser (but then again, I guess I am a wonk -- a word I learned on the E.E. blog). That is a very nice service to the profession. -- Anonymous
"... I try and read the blog everyday and have pointed it out to other faculty who have their students read it for class. It is truly one of the best things in the blogosphere." -- Anonymous