1. 2009 Chicago Cubbies Season Outlook : Chad Gaudin

    Next up for our "Cubbies Season Outlooks" is fifth starter hopeful and bullpen option Chad Gaudin. Until about two weeks ago, I was assigned to Sean Marshall, but Bobby E and I switched ...

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  2. The Pinkie Previews The East Region A To Z

    “A” is for American University. The American University Eagles make their second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance as the No. 14 seed in the East...

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  3. UK Conjures Some Memorial Magic of Its Own, Beats UNLV 70-60

    UK made it a little bit more difficult than it probably needed to be, but the ‘Cats held off the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels 70-60 after building a 20 point second half lead...

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  4. (5) UNLV-(4) Kentucky: The Pinkie Previews the NIT's First Round

    Without question, Tuesday night will be a historic night for Kentucky basketball—just not the kind of historic that Kentucky is used to...

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  5. The Pinkie Previews The NCAA Tournament Midwest Region, A to Z

    “A” is for Arizona. How in the world is this team in the field? Despite being 19-13 (9-10 in PAC-10 play), losing five of their last six, and sporting an RPI of 63 (yes, really), the committee felt this team belonged? This is a joke...

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  6. 2009 Chicago Cubbies Season Outlook : Sean Marshall

    Manager Lou Piniella hinted this past Friday that Sean Marshall will start the season as the club’s fifth starter. “He has done absolutely nothing to hurt his chances,” Piniella said...

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  7. Bulldogs Punch NCAA Ticket, Which Other SEC Teams Will Too?

    Mississippi State 64 Tennessee 61 Is it just me or was it amateur hour in Tampa during the last few minutes of the SEC Tournament final? Someone forgot where the “start” button was ...

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  8. The Pinkie Previews: (6) Syracuse Vs. (1) Louisville: Bobby E's Breakdown

    Date:Saturday, March 14thTime: 9 p.m. ESTSite: Madison Square Garden (19,786) in New York, N.Y.Series History:UofL leads 9-4 (5-1 in Louisville, 1-3 in Syracuse, 3-0 neutral) Last Meeting:UofL 67, Syracuse 57 (Jan...

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  9. Louisville NCAA Tournament Edition: Five To See, Five To Avoid

    Here at the Pinkie, we enjoy predicting outcomes of matchups that are out of our own control. With that, here are five teams Louisville fans should look forward to seeing in their region on Selection Sunday, and five teams they would like to avoid...

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  10. Villanova-Louisville: The Pinkie Preview—Bobby E's Breakdown

    Date: Friday, March 13 Time: 7:00 p.m. EST Site: Madison Square Garden (19,786) in New York, NY Series History: UofL leads 7-6 (2-1 in Louisville, 2-4 in Philadelphia, 3-1 neutral) Last Meeting: UofL 61, Villanova 60 (Jan...

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  11. The Pinkie Previews: (W1) LSU Vs. (E4) Kentucky, Guy's Breakdown

    It seems like it’s been a while since two good things happened in a row for UK Basketball, so that makes today even nicer. First, we found out that Patrick Patterson is planning to return to UK for his junior year...

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  12. 2009 Chicago Cubbies' Season Outlook : Aaron Miles

    Today we take a quick look at Aaron Miles. Will he contribute? How will he contribute? Miles is a good contact hitter with defensive versatility (think a homeless man’s Mark DeRosa—the man Miles was signed to replace)...

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  13. Arinze Onuaku's Free Throw Shooting: Seriously, We Need To Pay Attention

    There's something amazing going on, and you need to pay attention. You remember back in 1998 whenever Sammy Sosa or Mark McGwire would come to bat or in 2001 when Barry Bonds would come up to ...

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  14. Kentucky-Ole Miss: Strong Second Half Propels Wildcats, 71-58

    One down. Could it be the one that finally gets the Wildcats going? After struggling defensively in the first half, the 'Cats held the Rebels to 20 points in the second half, en route to a 71-58 win...

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  15. Louisville-Providence: Dunkfest 2009 As Cardinals Pound Friars

    As the Cardinals open their postseason run for a third National Championship, all hands are on deck here at The Pinkie as both Rolf and Tomarken weigh in on today's game...

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  16. The Pinkie Previews (W5) Ole Miss Vs. (E4) Kentucky: Wink's Breakdown

    It was January 27th, the Cats had won their first five games in SEC play and had a nine-game winning streak overall. They were finally gathering respect nationally, receiving a No. 24 ranking in the Associated Press poll...

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  17. Bobby E's Breakdown of (8) Providence at (1) Louisville

    Date:Thursday, March 12thTime: 12:00 p.m. ESTSite: Madison Square Garden (19,786) in New York, N.Y.Series History:UofL leads 8-4 (5-0 in L'ville, 3-2 @Providence, 0-2 neutral)Last Meeting:UofL 94, Providence 76 (Feb...

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  18. 2009 Chicago Cubbies Season Outlook : Kosuke Fukudome

    Next up in our Cubbies Season Outlook series is the left-handed half of the Cubs’ center field platoon, Kosuke Fukudome...

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  19. 2009 Chicago Cubbies Season Outlook: Reed Johnson

    After spending five seasons in the major leagues north of the border in Toronto, Reed Johnson brought his game to the North Side of Chicago in 2008...

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  20. Big East Tourney: First Round Recap, Second Round Preview

    The morning session of the 2009 Big East Tournament saw two teams on the outer edge of the bubble completely fall off, as Cincinnati and Georgetown both lost. The night saw favorites hold court...

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  21. 2009 SEC Tournament Preview

    Throughout the course of this college basketball, the SEC has been pretty universally panned as a weak conference. Some have called into question the validity of that evaluation, but there’s no disputing that the SEC has had better years...

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  22. 2009 Chicago Cubbies Season Outlook: Ryan Theriot

    Ryan Theriot made his Cubbies debut back in '05 but only played in nine games. In '06 his MLB career started to look more promising, playing in 53 games. In those 53 games he had 134 plate appearances and put up a ...

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  23. Billy Gillispie Tells Jodie Meeks "Don't Shoot!"

    Kentucky basketball has been less-than-ideal to watch during the last few seasons. It appears this offseason is shaping up to play out a la an episode of All My Children or As The World Turns...

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  24. 2009 SEC Tournament Preview: What To Watch

    Where: St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida (The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of sports venues)Capacity: 21,655When: March 12-15 (Thursday-Sunday)Defending Champion: Georgia Bulldogs This is the first of a three part preview of the SEC Tournament...

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  25. Milton Bradley 2009 Season Outlook for the Chicago Cubs

    With age comes maturity...hopefully. At least that is what Jim Hendry and the Cubs are hoping will be the case with notorious hothead Milton Bradley...

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