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    For What it's Worth: Marshall on Rocky Top?

    I almost laughed out loud when a media friend from Knoxville, TN called me yesterday to gauge the level of interest Gregg Marshall would have for the Tennessee job. Does anyone down there ever look in the mirror I wondered?

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  • For What it's Worth: Trying to score, Brew Crew and Bubba

    Bruce Haertl: For What It's Worth...

    The 13 runs the Shockers scored yesterday at Evansville is the same number that they’d scored in their four previous games combined. After being road kill for the last two weeks, the Shocks return home for 4 straight and 13 of the next 17…can they reclaim their season?

  • For What it's Worth: Spring football, Shocks good & bad & Masterful

    Bruce Haertl: For What It's Worth...

    Spring football games mean nothing, unless the first team is being shut out by the second at the half—even then it’s only worth a roll of the eyes, a shake of the head and a little sigh.

  • For What it's Worth: Marshall, UConn & baseball

    Bruce Haertl: For What It's Worth...

    Is it written somewhere that women’s exercise classes have to be conducted with such ear-splitting music that you’d rather spend the day behind jet planes waiting to take off. Trust me, I’ve worked out all my life, the walls shaking don’t help you lose weight.

  • For What it’s Worth---Final Four

    Bruce Haertl: For What It's Worth...

    My kids would be the first to tell you that I’m hopelessly out of touch with today’s music and that’s probably ok with me, because I still can’t figure out how a ‘room without a roof’ makes Pharrell Williams happy.

  • For What it's Worth: Marshall & Ned

    Bruce Haertl: For What It's Worth...

    Yesterday Gregg Marshall and Creighton’s Doug McDermott shared the same stage as the Associated Press National coach and Player of the year. By one year, the Missouri Valley Conference misses a sweep of the two awards, although, would Marshall and WSU have gone 34-0 with three games against Creighton? It was great to see the warmth in the reunion between the two yesterday in Arlington, TX.

  • For What it's Worth: On to Texas & take me out to the ball game

    Bruce Haertl: For What It's Worth...

    Why can Warren Buffet offer a billion dollars for a perfect NCAA bracket and never worry about paying up? Because Wisconsin, UConn and Kentucky joined Florida in the Final Four---never mind the sixty games which preceded it. I’m not sure what anyone would have looked at UConn or Kentucky and tabbed them to the North Texas.

  • For What it’s Worth---Sweet 16, DeSean Jackson and c’mon Ned Yost

    Bruce Haertl: For What It's Worth...

    I had reconciled enough with the tourney to know that I was going to watch at least three of the four games last night. I wasn’t sure about Louisville and Kentucky, but I had to sneak a peak and then I was done. What a game.

  • For What it's Worth: The Sweet 16, Selden stays & the Butler did it

    Bruce Haertl: For What It's Worth...

    Wichita State, KU, K-State---I no longer have a horse in the race, so who do I pull for? Do I need to pull for anyone in order to enjoy the rest of the tournament? Do I just look for reruns of ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ to kill time? Maybe I re-connect with my wife and children…Nah, they’ve got better things to do. I guess I’ll just force myself to watch, even if one shining moment has already passed me…

  • For What it's Worth---For more than a trip to the Sweet 16

    Bruce Haertl: For What It's Worth...

    Today is the first time in a long time that Shocker fan has felt any uncertainty.

  • For What It's Worth: Kansas Teams Recap

    Bruce Haertl: For What It's Worth...

    “The thing about Wichita State which we want to emulate most is they rarely, rarely take any plays off. They have very, very good players but they are dialed in, and I think that's what separates them."
    Joe Callero, Cal Poly coach on playing Wichita State

  • For What it's Worth: The more maddening—the better

    Bruce Haertl: For What It's Worth...

    Four of the top ten favorites for the entire NCAA Tournament are in the Midwest Region, which, apparently never happens. According to one Las Vegas bookmaker the Midwest is the most stacked region in the history of the tournament.

  • For What it's Worth: 68 to 1

    Bruce Haertl: For What It's Worth...

    “It's like the NCAA went out of their way to try and Make it tough for Wichita State. Why is it Wichita State’s fault that all the other teams in their conference suck? They (NCAA) made it almost impossible for them to make it back to the Final Four”.

  • For What it's Worth: KC calling for the 'Hawks and 'Cats

    Bruce Haertl: For What It's Worth...

    As if we needed further evidence of Kansas’ domination of the Big 12---consider that Oklahoma State was trying to become the first team in ten years today to beat the Jayhawks twice in the same season.

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