Comedian Jimmy Kimmel filled out a NCAA bracket on ESPN.com. He had Duke — which lost in the first round to Mercer yesterday — playing in the championship game and St. Joe’s — which lost to UConn — making the Elite 8.
Not sure how serious Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford was when he filled out his. He picked both Louisville and Michigan State to be knocked off in the first round when it seems as though half of America has projected those two schools to meet in the final.
It’s also not always smart to pick your alma mater. That’s what Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley, an ex-Ohio State player, did. The Buckeyes lost their first game. Conley also had Duke making the Elite 8.
ALOIS’ ACCEPTANCE LETTERS
Andover senior Rebecca Alois has received her acceptance at Colby College to play basketball and also has been accepted academically at Northeastern and Providence, coach E.J. Perry said.
Alois still is deciding.
UNEVEN SWAP OF SONS?
The Los Angeles Angels traded Matt Scioscia, the son of Angels manager Mike Scioscia, to the Chicago Cubs for Trevor Gretzky, the son of NHL Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky.
I’d like to know Chicago’s thinking behind the trade? After all, Scioscia is a 25-year-old who has batted .222 in 127 minor league games and hasn’t advanced past High Single-A.
Gretzky seems to have more upside. The outfielder, although not a top prospect, is 21 and has a .288 average in 76 minor league games.
Legendary ex-UConn coach Jim Calhoun, 71, is interested in the Boston College head coaching job, according to an ESPN.com report.
Calhoun told the Hartford Courant, “I have not talked to any school, and I don’t plan on talking to any other school. … I never say never, but I am not trying to get a job.”