Jay Elsen

The Bracket Battle

Here we are. The eve of the least productive day for the American workforce, aka the observed start to the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Like many of you, my bracket has consumed my life for the better part of three days. I've read/watched just about everyexpert on the planet tell me what they think will happen, and am now combining their...
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Is T.O. Good For IFL?

The Allen Wranglers made the biggest splash in the Indoor Football League's short history this winter, with the well-publicized signing of six-time Pro Bowler Terrell Owens. The deal, which also includes a minority ownership stake in the team, is said to be worth six figures. You can't argue with Owens credentials. He's racked up over 1,000...
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NSIC Tournament Replays

Replays for last weekend's NSIC Basketball Championships will be running for the next few nights on Midco Sports Network. These games originally went head-to-head with our Summit League coverage, so if you missed them then, be sure to take advantage of this second chance to see some great NCAA Division II hoops. Wednesday, Mar. 7 Women's...
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Augie's Improbable Second Chance

It was quite a whirlwind few days for the Augustana men's basketball team. On Wednesday (Feb. 29), Augie dropped a 91-83 decision at MSU Moorhead in the NSIC quarterfinals. At the time, it appeared the loss would mark the end to a disappointing season for the talent-laden Vikings, who had been tabbed as the preseason favorite in the...
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NSIC Tourney Update

Tonight's quarterfinal round of the NSIC Tournament offered very little in the way of surprises. All but one higher seed advanced, though you could hardly call Winona State's win over St. Cloud State a surprise. There is still one quarterfinal game to be played. The Minnesota State-Minnesota Duluth women's contest was postponed due to a...
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Wild Weekend Sets Stage For NSIC Tournament

It's always fun when the final weekend of the regular season means something. And last weekend was a lot of fun in the NSIC, especially on the men's side. With all eight spots for the conference tournament were up for grabs, in one way or another, the only certainty was that the tiebreaking system--which Tom Nieman and I spent at least three...
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