NCAA Brackets – Our Show Challenge w/Celebrity Sports Figures Included
Some of our on-air show staff is competing for bragging rights, but we have some company this year. Joining us are three Knoxville area sports stars as “celebrity entrees” into the mix for show supremacy.
We’ll have everyone with a bracket on the show to discuss their bracket, brag, talk trash, make excuses or all of the above throughout the tournament. Evan Woodbery won our Bowl Game Challenge to defend the sport he covers. Will college basketball guy Brendan Quinn validate the knowledge with a hoops victory? Evan says no. It will be fun to follow.
The News Sentinel’s Brendan Quinn has acquired the coveted prize package for the winner. Per Brendan, the winner will receive John Adams’ sweater drawer…a full collection of dated Cosby sweaters. That’s "The Cosby Show" in reference to Brendan’s description of John’s colorful sweaters ala Cliff Huxtable. As you can tell, there’s plenty on the line.
Here's everyone's Final 4 & National Championship picks, along with notable bracket surprises prior to the Final 4.
FF: 2-Duke, 1-Gonzaga, 3-Florida, 4-Syracuse
NC: 2-Duke over 4-Syracuse 72-67
Against The Grain: (Sweet 16 = 12-Oregon, 5-Wisconsin, 7-Notre Dame, 5-VCU, 6-Butler) & (Elite 8 = 7-Notre Dame)
FF: 2-Duke, 6-Arizona, 2-Georgetown, 1-Indiana
NC: 1-Indiana over 2-Duke 62-55
Against The Grain: (Round of 32 = 14-Northwestern State, 14-Davidson) & (Sweet 16 = 12-Oregon, 5-Wisconsin, 8-North Carolina, 6-UCLA, 5-UNLV, 6-Butler) & (Elite 8 = 12-Oregon, 5-VCU, 6-Butler)
Scott Holtzman aka “Hot Sauce”
FF: 2-Duke, 2-Ohio State, 1-Kansas, 2-Miami
NC: 2-Duke over 1-Kansas 82-77
Against The Grain: (Sweet 16 = 12-Oregon, 5-Wisconsin, 6-Arizona, 5-UNLV) & (Elite 8 = 5-Wisconsin)
FF: 6-Memphis, 7-Notre Dame, 2-Georgetown, 1-Indiana
NC: 1-Indiana over 7-Notre Dame 82-73
Against The Grain: (Round of 32 = 16-Southern) & (Sweet 16 = 12-Oregon, 9-Wichita St, 12-Ole Miss, 5-UNLV, 11-Bucknell) & (Elite 8 = 12-Ole Miss)
FF: 6-Memphis, 3-New Mexico, 2-Georgetown, 1-Indiana
NC: 2-Georgetown over 3-New Mexico 68-64
Against The Grain: (Sweet 16 = 5-Wisconsin, 5-VCU, 11-Minnesota) & (Elite 8 = 5-Wisconsin)
FF: 1-Louisville, 1-Gonzaga, 4-Michigan, 1-Indiana
NC: 1-Louisville over 1-Indiana 68-67
Against The Grain: (Round of 32 = 14-Davidson) & (Sweet 16 = 7-Creighton, 12-Ole Miss, 6-UCLA, 6-Butler) & (Elite 8 = 6-Butler)
FF: 2-Duke, 2-Ohio State, 2-Georgetown, 1-Indiana
NC: 1-Indiana over 2-Ohio State 65-61
Against The Grain: (Sweet 16 = 5-Oklahoma State, 11-Belmont, 5-VCU, 6-Butler) & (Elite 8 = 4-Kansas State)
FF: 1-Louisville, 1-Gonzaga, 5-VCU, 1-Indiana
NC: 1-Louisville over 1-Indiana 68-62
Against The Grain: (Sweet 16 = 11-Belmont & 11-Minnesota)
News Sentinel Sports Page Guests (10am – Noon ET)
Friday 3/22/13 w/co-host John Adams
10:25-Evan Woodbery (UT Football Beat Reporter - Knoxville News Sentinel)
10:30-Mike Szvetitz (Opelika-Auburn News for Auburn spring football practice preview)
11:05-Holly Warlick (Lady Vols Basketball Head Coach)
11:45-Rusty Ensor (Former Vol & SEC Network Analyst)
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