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March 2012 Blog Posts (7)

Cats vs. Cards In NCAA Dream Game

Forget about the Governor's trophy , forget about the annual bragging rights , and you can toss the thoughts of the original Dream Game out the window as well .
This one will last for eternity , damn , I just had chills go up and down my spine as I typed that ............. seriously…

Added by Ira's Blog on March 26, 2012 at 11:57am — 2 Comments

UK Begins March Thru The South To Final Four

By - Ira D. Combs

Director / Syndicated Columnist

Tri State Sports Media Service Inc.


Why build a new Rupp Arena or even renovate the present when UK can't play an NCAA tournament game in it and the new 14 member SEC is changing the landscape of non conference regular season scheduling down to only an ever other year mega Battle of the Bluegrass with the Cards . Don't need anything more than we've got for the pigeons and ducks that will wander thru the November and… Continue

Added by Ira's Blog on March 19, 2012 at 8:20am — No Comments

Winning Percentage before and after One-and-Done players

(For understanding why I am posting these blogs, see my first one.)

There are debates every year throughout the college basketball season about which is more valuable for winning: experience or talent. These talks seem to peak in early March when the NCAA starts its annual tournament, March Madness. Backing up a little bit, no fan typically wants to see their team lose; typically,…


Added by D.Noel on March 18, 2012 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

One and Done?

The most celebrated player at the University of Cincinnati since Oscar Robertson donned the red and black is the 2000 National Player of the Year, Kenyon Martin; who also ironically enough was awarded the Oscar Robertson Trophy. Martin, to this date, is the last American-born college senior to be drafted into the NBA as the number one pick. Since then the overall pick has been taken most abundantly by elite college freshman, four times.

When a college player leaves school after one…


Added by D.Noel on March 16, 2012 at 4:53pm — 4 Comments

UK Finally Gets Some Love From NCAA Committee

By - Ira D. Combs
Director / Syndicated Columnist    
Tri State Sports Media Services Inc.
Finally , it's time for some good old fashioned lose or you go home hoops .…

Added by Ira's Blog on March 12, 2012 at 11:08am — 1 Comment

UK Runs The Table Heads Into March Madness As Solid # 1 Seed

Ira D. Combs

Director / Syndicated Columnist

Tri State Sports Media Services Inc.


Approximately one month ago several of my media friends and a few of my loyal readers of this column questioned my sports intelligence or sanity when I stepped up to the plate and predicted John Calipari would take this team and sail into the March Madness portion of this college basketball season unblemished at 16 - 0 .


Honestly , the morning after I wrote that column I was… Continue

Added by Ira's Blog on March 5, 2012 at 6:56am — No Comments

The Krystal Ball: The Going For History Edition

Hello everyone and welcome to another TKB. This one is going to be a little more brief than usual. Real world stuff at my job is making me tight on time this week.

It is the last weekend in the SEC's Regular Season, so let's get right to it.


Kentucky at Florida- (Sunday NOON- CBS)- Not a whole lot more can me said about last night's awesome performance by the Cats.


As the title suggests, this UK team can make history on Sunday. A win…


Added by The Krystal Ball on March 2, 2012 at 2:26pm — 3 Comments

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