Congratulations to UConn men’s basketball team who are the 2011 NCAA Champions. The Huskies beat the Butler Bulldogs 53-41, in the lowest scoring championship game since 1949. The UConn students were so bored they decided to try and flip over cars.
After the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team clinched their sport in the Final Four, they were congratulated by Jay-Z in the locker room… but hanging with Hova comes at a price and has prompted an NCAA investigation. Under NCAA regulations, NBA owners are not allowed to interact with collegiate athletes. Because Jay-Z is co-owner of the New Jersey Nets he is prohbited from having any contact with amateur athletes.
In 2007, Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge was fined $30,000 for sitting with then University of Texas star freshme Kevin Durant’s mom. Lucky for Jay-Z, $30,000 is nothing!
Michael Jordan visited his alma mater before North Carolina took on the Washington Huskies for a spot in the Sweet 16. Jordan led the Tar Heels to an NCAA basketball championship in 1982 and wished the team good luck… but also knocked some of the players for wearing Kobe Bryant’s basketball shoes instead of Air Jordans. The players responded to Jordan asking for the high-in-demand “cool grey” Jordan 11s, but according to Jordan they have one more task to complete, “Get to the Final Four and you can get anything you want!”
Greg Gumbel momentarly forgot what network he worked for during his broadcast of the NCAA tournament and accidentally called CBS ESPN. Although Gumbel worked for ESPN for almost 20 years, CBS pays the big bucks to the broadcasting rights.