Carolina's run on a WNIT Title ended with a disappointing loss to Charlotte. However, Dawn Staley and her team made some solid progress this year, posting a winning record and generating some fan interest for the first time in several years. With some additional recruiting, Coach Staley could have this team in the NCAA Tournament in not too long.
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This is a story to keep your eyes on. Whether Trey Thompkins and / or Travis Leslie stay or go pro will go a long way towards whether or not UGA competes in the SEC East next year.
Bruce Pearl seems to be generating quite a bit of support from the Tennessee faithful. I'm not sure whether to find this surprising or not. On the one hand, it's hard for me to believe that Pearl doesn't deserve to be fired. He knowingly broke the rules, lied about it, and committed some more violations shortly afterwards, so it's hard to see him as having any amount of the respect for the rules requisite for a college basketball coach, particularly considering that he came to Knoxville with a bit of an ambiguous history. On the other hand, the guy transformed a moribund program into one of the SEC's best in a very short time period, so it's easy to understand the fans' affection for him. Regardless, this is one to watch for Gamecocks fans, because a Pearl departure would definitely be a boon to our chances in the East. Hey, we'll take what we can get right now, alright?
SB Nation has added a great new blog devoted to football strategical analysis. In this article, they review the infamous BCS Title Game that started the SEC's current run on the college football world, 2006's laugher between Florida and Ohio St., and conclude that Florida's advantage in pass defense made the difference.