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JOHN FEINSTEIN has the RIGHT IDEA; I MIGHT even AGREE with IT!

I regard sportswriter John Feinstein with the utmost of respect and some admiration.  Feinstein has written several books on sports-related topics.  Tuesday he called for a new source of persons for the NCAA selection committee – venerable, respected, retired coaches and true basketball persons like Bobby Cremins, Denny Crum, etc: Who should be on the […]

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Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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NCAA tourney SNUBS, SELECTIONS and SEEDING: COULD BE BETTER

I said I discuss the NCAA field in a day or two.  Now this great article says a lot of what I would have said so read it and we’ll discuss it in class in a day or two! No, we’ll discuss it now!  Every regular season and tournament winner ought to be selected. Texas […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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SPORTSWRITERS must INSIST: EVERY TOURNEY and REGULAR SEASON CHAMP in EVERY CONFERENCE be admitted to the NCAAs!

I found this useful article Saturday.  Miles Klotz clearly identifies the problem: This all exposes a flaw in the system. Why should a team that dominated its conference throughout the rigors of the regular season – which Murray State did, by going a perfect 16–0 – be subject to a do-or-die series of games in […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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THE ANNUAL BASKETBALL TOURNEY RANT…WITH a SLIGHT TWIST!

Every year I saw basically the same thing.  How the NCAA Basketball tourney needs immediate reform.  I’ll keep saying it until it happens or I stop blogging or I get promoted to glory.  Here it is in a nutshell: The selection committee should not be Division I coaches or ADs or anyone else associated with […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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NCAA’S AUTONOMY PROPOSAL for the MAJOR FOOTBALL CONFERENCES: NEEDED REFORM or SPORTS IMPERIALISM?

I was intrigued by this coverage for the new NCAA proposal that calls for autonomy for the major conferences.  Here are some highlights: From USA Today: The NCAA moved closer Thursday to giving more power to its five most prominent conferences, but several important issues remain to be resolved. Meeting in Indianapolis, the Division I […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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I’M SURE the NCAA will FIND an APPROPRIATE PENALTY for this ACT of HONESTY!

I was moved by the video story of the four football players who entered a store that was closed (but the doors were open) and after selecting a few items and looking for the clerk, they ACTUALLY left money at the register: Here’s the story: Four football players from William Paterson University went shopping at […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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SHOULD DUKE LOSE its 2010 TITLE because a player got a loan for jewelry? OF COURSE NOT! AGAIN, NCAA SANCTIONS HURT INNOCENTS!

The big story is how a Duke player was given credit for about $63,000 in jewelry prior to or during the 2010 national championship season.  This article sums it up nicely! According to court documents — not rumors but actual court documents, the kind of evidence the NCAA used to crush Penn State in July […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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A PROPOSAL in re OLYMPICS: HAVE A PROFESSIONAL and AMATEUR DIVISION for sports such as BASKETBALL!

I am still concerned about the Olympic Games.  I have not backed off a bit:  It’s still sports imperialism to have pro athletes at the Games because not every nation can field a professional team or train pro athletes in sports like tennis.  But I realize that the IOC, the USOC and the moneyed interests […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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DID the NCAA EXCEED its AUTHORITY to PUNISH PENN STATE? IT WAS CERTAINLY UNJUST!!

I am no friend of the NCAA nor a fan of Penn State but I must ponder again the two issues raised in the Penn State case. First, the actions of the officials as reported in the media (that PSU officials including the late and former Coach Joe Paterno) are as reprehensible as any reported […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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MORE BRACKET Musings after SELECTION SUNDAY. I WOULD HAVE SELECTED…

…teams like Oral Roberts (I am suspicious of how schools like Oral Roberts and Liberty are treated after the infamous selection of the undefeated Liberty women to be a 16th seed several years ago.), Drexel and perhaps Nevada over Texas, South Florida and maybe NC State.  As the announcer said on the selection show yesterday, […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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ISN’T this BCS situation disturbing? LSU-Alabama again for the national championship?

Don’t you find this whole BCS thing disturbing?  LSU and Alabama playing again for the national championship?  All Alabama probably has to do is beat Auburn (never an easy task) and they slide into the BCS championship.  Does this bother you?  It should. I must disclose what many of our readers already know – I […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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THIS IS WHY THE NCAA NEEDS IMMEDIATE REFORM – OR REPLACEMENT!

It appears the University of North Dakota will give up the fight over its mascot and name – the Fighting Sioux – according to the blog The Sin Bin quoting the AP. This is in spite of the support of one of the Sioux tribes for UND’s use of the nickname: The university won the […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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WOULD THIS BE BUTLER’S FIRST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP OR NOT?

1924 was a great year.  My legal hero, John W. Davis was nominated for President (only time I’d voted Democrat) but was crushed in November by another great President, Calvin Coolidge.  Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams ran to Olympic glory and gold (and Liddell glorified Christ by not running on the Sabbath).  The Macy’s Thanksgiving […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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MIXED FEELING THIS AM; BACK TO ROOTING FOR THE BULLDOGS BUT SAD ABOUT VCU!

I am disappointed that VCU fell short in their national semifinal NCAA game.  I am also excited that Butler won their national semifinal NCAA game.  Too bad it was the same game!  But Butler is a great team, very underrated for sure.  They will have a test in Connecticut and their star player Kemba Walker […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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EXPAND NCAA TOURNEY TO TAKE IN REG SEASON AND TOURNEY WINNER FOR EACH CONFERENCE!

Time for another sports rant!  (If Rick Santilli can do it, so can I!)  Real Clear Sports reports that the NCAA has no immediate plans to expand the Basketball tournament in the future from the present 68 teams. The NCAA is more concerned about making sure its first 68-team basketball tournament goes off without a […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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A PROPOSED NIFTY 96 TEAM BRACKET

I wrote last week that I supported tentatively some sort of expansion of the NCAA basketball tourney so that the regular season and tournament winners from each conference go to ensure each conference gets its best team overall in the NCAAs.  Here’s one proposed 96 team bracket.  Perhaps some early games are not great but […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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SHOULD THE NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNEY EXPAND TO 96 TEAMS?

Tom warned you I might write about sports.  I try not to present sports as news (who beat whom – unless its that SAINTS beat COLTS thing or something like that :)) but rather the policy and decision-making behind sports.  Several writers have discussed the proposed expansion of the NCAA tourney to 96 teams.  Syracuse’s […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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