2013-14 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship - Odds to Win
Michigan State 12/1
North Carolina 16/1
Ohio State 20/1
NC State 50/1
New Mexico 50/1
Oklahoma State 50/1
St. Louis 50/1
St. John's 66/1
Wichita State 66/1
Florida State 75/1
Notre Dame 75/1
Arizona State 100/1
Iowa State 100/1
Kansas State 100/1
Miami Florida 100/1
Ole Miss 100/1
San Diego State 100/1
West Virginia 100/1
Boise State 150/1
Colorado State 150/1
St. Mary's 150/1
Georgia Tech 200/1
Texas A&M 200/1
Washington State 200/1
South Carolina 250/1
St. Joe's 250/1
Virginia Tech 250/1
Wake Forest 250/1
Boston College 500/1
Mississippi State 500/1
Andrew Wiggins - Will he be selected #1 overall in the 2014 NBA Draft?
Yes -300 (1/3)
No +200 (2/1)
Andrew Wiggins - Average PPG in the 2013-14 NCAA Basketball Season?
By Andy Sweeney
ESPN 680 Producer, Host
The only thing longer and more dreary than allergy season in the Ohio Valley has been the wild recruitment of prep star Andrew Wiggins. The top player of the 2013 class, Wiggins has been secretive beyond belief in hiding where he'll spend a few months of college. Either way, today is the day. At 12:15pm Wiggins will be surrounded by family, friends, and ONE reporter. FYI, if you want to give him a quick follow the lad's name is Grant Traylor @GrantTraylor. He had 700 twitter followers three days ago. Today, nearly 14,000.
Here's your daily links on what the "experts" are saying about Wiggins...
* The Courier-Journal's Adam Himmelsbach has been the local media member whose been all over the Wiggins committment. The CJ will also host a live chat from 11:45am through the announcement.
* Wondering why everybody wants Wiggins? Take a look at THESE. Nasty.
* Check out the good people at Scout/Fox Sports. I think every single story on their recruiting page is about Wiggins. Good primers.
* A good article by Dan Shanoff of USA Today who asks the question "why should Wiggins even go to college"? It's a fair point. If he spends one year in the NBA D-League he can collect that small paycheck AND go ahead and get his millions via a shoe deal and other endorsements. Shanoff makes a fair point. Wiggins, immediately, would achieve lifetime financial secuirity, receive NBA level coaching, and potentially start a trend with future prep stars.
For now, we wait for Wiggins. He says he doesn't like the attention but we'll see.
My prediction: Kansas, so probably Florida State
For weeks, well probably more like months the University of Louisville has been trying to tab a season opener that would be worth of national fodder. For whatever reason that will not happen again this year, but the Cards will get some love from ESPN.
Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com reporting this morning that ESPN has moved the Ohio at Louisville game from Saturday August 31 to Sunday September 1, kick off at 3:30pm EST.
According to GoCards.com, this appearanc will give the Cards at least five nationally televised games this season. This will include two Thursday and Friday night appearances. Ohio finished 9-4 last season and for what it's worth has returned 16 starters from that team.
|Post Position||Horse||Jockey||Morning Line Odds|
|1||Black Onyx||Joe Bravo||50-1|
|4||Golden Soul||Robby Albarado||50-1|
|5||Normandy Invasion||Javier Castellano||12-1|
|7||Giant Finish||Jose Espinoza||50-1|
|10||Palace Malice||Mike Smith||20-1|
|11||Lines of Battle||Ryan Moore||30-1|
|13||Falling Sky||Luis Saez||50-1|
|15||Charming Kitten||Edgar Prado||20-1|
|17||Will Take Charge||Jon Court||20-1|
|18||Frac Daddy||Victor Lebron||50-1|
|19||Java's War||Julien Leparoux||15-1|
|AE-21||Fear the Kitten||Alan Garcia||50-1|
ESPN 680 and your friends at Bill Collins Ford are giving YOU the chance to get a FREE autograph from former Kentucky big man Nerlens Noel. Here are the details....
Location: Bill Collins Ford, 4220 Bardstown Road
Time: 5:30p - 7:30p
Autographs are FREE, limit ONE item per person. PIctures and basketballs will also be for sale.
This will most likely be the only autograph signing for Nerlens Noel in the Louisville area until June's NBA Draft.
ESPN 680 and your friends at Bill Collins Ford will be hosting a FREE autograph signing with Louisville national champion Gorgui Dieng on Friday evening. Details below...
* Time: 5-7pm
* Location: Bill Collins Ford 4220 Bardstown Road
* Limit 1 item per person
* Pictures to purchase will be available
* Food will be available from Penn State and Wick's Pizza
* The Zone w/Jason Anderson will be broadcasting LIVE from 3-6p