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coach kThe AP got their hands on Duke’s most recent IRS documents today. The documents show that the university paid coach Mike Krzyzewski more than $3.6 million during the previous fiscal year.

Apparently Krzyzewski’s salary is 3 1/2 times that of Duke’s next highest-paid employee. That employee is a Chancellor emeritus who made about $980,000. Yes, emeritus means they don’t really do much and are essentials semi-retired. (more…)

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PAULUS FOOTBALL

Paulus was the Gatorade High School Player of the Year at Christian Brothers Academy(near Syracuse) where he threw for 11,763 yards and 152 touchdowns.

Paulus received scholarship offers to play football at the University of Miami and Notre Dame. He also received basketball scholarship offers from Duke, Syracuse, Georgetown, Florida, North Carolina, and Notre Dame. As we all know, he chose to play basketball at Duke.

Paulus started for Duke his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons until being relegated to coming off the bench this past season. Because Paulus did not redshirt at Duke, he has one year of eligibility remaining in another sport. Since he will being completing his degree at Duke in four years, he can go to graduate school elsewhere and play football immediately if granted a special waiver from the NCAA.

Paulus will be competing against redshirt freshman Ryan Nassib for the starting QB job.

Greg Paulus decides to play football for Syracuse [The Post-Standard]

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ncaa-lacrosse-championshipsLast night was the NCAA DI Lacrosse selection show.

There was some argument among Blue Devils fans that think their team is deserving of a number 1 seed after beating Virginia twice in conference play. Still, at the top will be a Virginia team who was dominant all season while battling a tough schedule. Virginia has an impressive five victories against at-large selections. (more…)

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The Garden was bumpin’ last night with some of the best teams in the country in town for the weekend.

#1 Pitt vs. #4 Xavier
My friend and I decided to place a wager on the game to make things more interesting. We wanted to take Xavier +7 but when we contacted the bookie he said he had the line at +6.

It was like the scene in Casino when Pesci and De Niro are talking to a gambler who asks what the line is on a certain game. De Niro responds with a number .5 below the line the man received from his bookie. The man then asks aloud, “Why am I l85329035TL039_Pittsburgh_Paaying 7 then”? Which Pesci responds with, “Because your a f-cking jackoff. That’s why.”

That’s how I felt as Pitt stormed back, like a f-ing jackoff. We knew it was a busted spread but wanted the action anyways.

Karma reared it BEAUTIFUL face in the final seconds. Xavier inexplicably fouled with two seconds left (Two seconds!) sending Pitt to the line with a change to move their lead from 4 to 6.

So to make the moment even more intense, Wanamaker makes the first free throw effortlessly. Forget ‘nothing but net’, I don’t think this shot even hit the net. It was perfect. If he makes his second free throw we push and all is lost.

Remember, at this point, Pitt has sealed the deal. We are sitting near Xavier fans who are dead silent as there team has let the game slip away in the second half. Wanamaker readies himself and shots. HE BRICKS IT COMPLETELY! We stand up and shout in excitement among the Xavier fans we have been cheering with all game.

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td-banknorth-gardenThis years East Regional is at the Garden in Boston. I happen to have a few tickets to the event.

Tickers for the East Regional are going for over $400 (in my section) on StubHub. What kind of fan would I be if I sold them though? These prices are in comparison to the other regions which are not even reaching $200.

Although each of the four regions are stacked and obviously, at this point have good games, the east region is probably the most interesting.

#1 Pitt vs. #4Xavier, Thursday @ 7:27 p.m. ET

pittThis game has the best chance of the #1 seed getting upset. Pitt is still a great team but they are making it interesting for their fans. Pitt’s Sam Young has been more than outstanding. For the Panthers to move on he is going to have to continue on his way to MOP of the Tourney.

xavierXavier, as always, is flying under the radar. The now seemingly perennial Atlantic-10 conference cream of the crop had another great season. It seems like no one knows it but they have non-conference wins over Missouri, Virginia Tech, Memphis, Auburn and Cincinnati as well as wins over Dayton and Temple. In their last tourney game they beat up on Wisconsin on the second half showing some heart after a close game up until halftime.

#2 Duke vs. #3 Villanova, Thursday @ 9:57 p.m. ET

duke1You have to think that this is a better match-up for the Blue Davils than the Longhorns were. ‘Nova is a small team just like Duke. If these teams are having good offensive nights this one could be a shootout. The only games with higher over/under’s right now are the ‘Cuse game and the UNC game.

If this game comes down to one player making a big play or two for his team, I would have to take Gerald Henderson over just about anyone in the nation.

villanovaI think I am going to where my Villanova tee to the game in hopes to get into it a little bit with some Duke fans. I’m not certain about my plans for graduate school so I wasn’t sure I’d ever get to see Duke play in person. On a similar not, it’s somewhat rare to get to see this type of national power house programs under one arena roof. Needless to say I am excited.

More on the East and the other Regionals in the coming days.

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cal-40-year-old-virginIt seems like some guys just can’t stay out of the news. This weekend was no exception for the media darlings that are Terrell Owens and Alex Rodriguez.

On the opposite side of the spectrum; the smaller conferences had a chance to shine as teams tried to punch their ticket to the dance.

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operation-scheyere-face1The, lets say, charismatic faces that one Jon Scheyer tends to make on the basketball court have been a hit around the internet sports blogs. The faces have even inspired their own website.

Last night ‘Operation: Scheyer Face’ was in full swing in Maryland as the Terps took on the arch rival Blue Devils.

For my generation, Maryland basketball was put on the map during their 2002 NCAA Championship run. However, more respect has followed as I have seen that fan base thrive.

For example, I’ll never forget the time they chanted ‘Fuck you, JJ’ while JJ Reddick was at the free throw stripe. (more…)

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