Kyrie Irving mastering the art of “The Return”

It was just three years ago, almost to the week back in 2011, when an 18-year-old Kyrie Irving took to the basketball floor for the first time in what was a three-month span. Having sustained multiple torn ligament in his right big toe, Irving, one of the college game’s most heralded prospects, rejoined his team

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Video: SNL roasts Stephen A. Smith

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Jay Pharoah was absolutely hysterical as he took a shot at doing Stephen A. Smith last night on Weekend Update. I even enjoyed when he lost his composure and cracked a small laugh and a smile. The only downside to this clip? It didn’t include last night’s host Louis C.K. who had some really hysterical

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Can you spot the problem with this Ohio State basketball jersey?

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Hmmm…. something seems off. This gives all new meaning to the term “March Madness.” @darrenrovell Jersey being sold at a Foot Locker on Ohio State's campus pic.twitter.com/r2k4VNPKra — Brett Spivack (@BrettSpivack) March 24, 2014 Honestly, it took me a second to see it. I wonder if it’s just one or if there are racks and

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No more-deserving Cinderella than the lovable Dayton Flyers

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Why not Dayton? This was the question asked for decades by the renowned Flyer Faithful. While the once-storied program consistently disappointed, mid-major after mid-major blasted through the gates of the NCAA tournament’s first weekend into the hearts of the nation.

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Nike Zoom Irving, Alex Mack’s Free Agency, and Fred Hoiberg Dancing (Kind of): While We’re Waiting

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Good morning and good week, my friends. I’m back, Captaining the Good Ship While We’re Waiting after a weekend full of Madness. Before you even begin to scroll, let’s make sure you threw WFNY a few votes for Best Sports Blog and Best Podcast for Cleveland Scene’s Best Of for 2014. Now, as we head

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Animated: Dayton is dancing after defeating Syracuse

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THE University of Dayton is living a dream right now in the NCAA tourney. After defeating Ohio State, the Flyers took down Jim Boeheim’s three seed Syracuse Orangemen 55-53. Oh, and they’re dancing. Literally. Dayton will play the winner of Kansas vs. Stanford, which tips off today just after noon.

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Brackets for the Cure: Turn $20 into $1,000, help fight breast cancer

In addition to our annual WFNY March Madness pool (which is free for all fans and readers), WFNY, in its ongoing efforts to give back to the Cleveland community, is helping promote a unique opportunity that comes in the way of Brackets for the Cure. Susan G. Komen’s Northeastern Ohio Affiliate is holding a March Madness challenge, sponsored by

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Join the WFNY NCAA bracket pool 2014

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I have no idea what WFNY will be giving the winner of the 2014 WFNY NCAA pool, but I’m (nearly) positive that it won’t be $1 billion. I’m also nearly positive that nobody else will be giving away $1 billion either, but that’s a different conversation for a different day. What I do know is

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Your 2014 (Offseason) Champion Cleveland Browns: While We’re Waiting

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Tell me how my Ben Tate: So how about these free-spendin’ Browns? While some national types will want to parse apart the $7 million given to Ben Tate this past weekend  (Phil Dawson money!), Cleveland locked up a 25-year-old without much in the way of mileage on his tires. Sure, those tires have had trouble

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Buckeyes land a No. 6 seed for 2014 Men’s NCAA Tournament

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Though things have seemingly been a nightmare since our own TD proclaimed Ohio State as a National Championship contender, the Buckeyes were made aware of their fate on Sunday night as they were handed a six-seed in this year’s NCAA men’s tournament. Ohio State meets 11th-seeded Dayton in the “second round” of the NCAA tournament’s

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Martin Rickman talks media, targeting rule, and NCAA basketball – WFNY Podcast – 2013-10-24

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Always good to catch up with Martin Rickman. Today we found ourselves talking about sports and media and college football. Event at the Happy Dog Enjoying the interview style of Scott Raab and Zac Jackson The player interview Trying to cover younger players Covering Jameis Winston and how much he has it in terms of

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WFNY Stats & Info: Easiest roads to the Final Four

With Ohio State’s dramatic win over Arizona last night, I’m certain many of you are asking this question: Who else has played only 6 seeds or worse en route to a possible Final Four? As usual, I have the statistical research for the answer today. Dating back to the start of the 64-team bracket style

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The Diff: NCAA tournament Sweet 16 odds

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Over the month of March, The Diff has been all about college basketball. First, it was the bubble odds, then an update of said bubble odds, and most recently, initial tournament odds. With the Buckeyes tipping off in the Sweet 16 tomorrow night in Los Angeles, I’m back with another round of updates today. On

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WFNY Stats & Info: Elite 8 of NCAA tournament facts

There truly is no better time of the year than March Madness, right? Exactly. And that’s why today, after my spree of statistical #tournyhistory tweets @udjrosen last night, I’m here today at WFNY to share some notable facts as we enter the Sweet 16. Here you go with my Elite 8 of neat facts: ——————————————————————————————————–

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The Diff: Ohio State’s March Madness odds

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As a reminder, The Diff is your weekly Wednesday look into the world of sports statistics. This week’s edition is already my 10th such post at WFNY. In last week’s edition, I shared some updates about the Cavs, Indians, NFL Draft and March Madness. Now, with the bracket set, I’m back again this week to

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NCAA tourney primer with Kirk and TD – WFNY Podcast – 2013-03-20

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The connection was a bit bad for a few moments as we all tried to figure out who was talking next, but it all got smoothed out pretty quickly. Kirk and TD are two of the more passionate NCAA hoops fans on the site and they wanted to lay out some storylines for the tourney.

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The Diff: Cavs, Indians, NFL Draft and March Madness

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Last week, I was all excited about the NCAA tournament and breaking down the bubble picture. I’ll have a little bit more March Madness today, but also wanted to share a few other stats-related sports thoughts about the Cavs, Indians and Browns. Hope you enjoy. – The Cavs’ much improved turnover ratio While I’ve written

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The Diff: NCAA tournament bracket math

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Hope you had fun reading through an abbreviated version of my thesis research on baseball attendance last week. I could talk about projected Cleveland Indians attendance numbers all day, especially with an Akron Aeros tie-in. Now, this week, we’re heading over to college basketball. March means madness. It’s one of the most fun sports times

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TD talks March Madness, Tribe and Chris Perez – WFNY Podcast – 2013-03-06

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TD is out and about around the country like he normally is, but hotel rooms have Internet. So, we talked about some sports with TD in the shadow of Jerry Jones’ behemoth stadium. Here’s a rundown… Scott Raab and his episode of the podcast Selective memory and what we remember TD thought Damon Stoudamire was

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