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Thursday, February 14, 2013

J-W’s Tom Keegan to participate in mock selection

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Twenty media members from across the country, including Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan, will spend the next two days in Indianapolis serving on a mock NCAA Tournament selection committee.

The media members, grouped in 10 pairings with each pairing taking the place of an actual committee member, will go through the same procedure for selecting the tournament field and seeding it as the actual committee.

Keegan and Mike Waters of the Syracuse Post-Dispatch will represent Wake Forest athletic director Ron Wellman.

Beginning this afternoon, Keegan will blog on KUSports.com throughout the process.

Comments

Kent Wells 7 years, 11 months ago

Vacation time in sweet Indianapolis....

Jim Roth 7 years, 11 months ago

Seems a bit early. A lot can happen in the next month.

Thomas Michaud 7 years, 11 months ago

Like Nerlens Noe going down with an ACL injury.

Steve Reigle 7 years, 11 months ago

I suspect it's to indoctrinate the media into the process so they can more objectively and accurately report during the real process.

jaybate 7 years, 11 months ago

This is an attempt to compare the mock seedings of those that don't know what they are doing with the real seedings of those that don't know what they are doing. :-)

kellerman411 7 years, 11 months ago

How about Jaybate playing the real life role of a journalist?

All fiction, no malice :)

hotrodm 7 years, 11 months ago

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kellerman411 7 years, 11 months ago

Twenty journalists from across the country getting together to poke donuts down their face and place teams in a tournament bracket in mid February. Sounds reasonable and necessary.

ParisHawk 7 years, 11 months ago

This has been done for several years now. The objective is to familiarize journalists with the selection process so they will criticize it less. The actual choices made are not intended to have any value.

Suzi Marshall 7 years, 11 months ago

Who's paying for this nutty boondoggle? No private enterprise should follow the example of government waste.

Brak 7 years, 11 months ago

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overseashawk 7 years, 11 months ago

Keegan better give us a mock number one seed or I'm gonna be pissed!! Might as well give all Big 12 teams 1-3 seeds while we're at it.

ahpersecoachingexperience 7 years, 11 months ago

What's to figure out. Just a bunch of people trying to figure out the best match up for TV ratings and storylines for newspapers. Million dollars says we are paired in the same bracket as Muzzou, UNC, or UK.

nuleafjhawk 7 years, 11 months ago

As long as we're not with Bucknell, Bradley, UNI, or VCU.

Jonathan Allison 7 years, 11 months ago

I bet Bill Self and staff wouldn't mind a shot at redemption against any of those teams.

milehighhawk 7 years, 11 months ago

And I thought Joe Lunardi was ridiculous

Jeff Coffman 7 years, 11 months ago

So are they saying that two sports reporters are equivalent to one member of the committee. There is the media again overhyping themselves.

TexasRockChalk 7 years, 11 months ago

I misread the headline of this article. I thought its aim was to MOCK Keegan for his antics and shenanigans. Next time I'll make sure to read the entire context of the article ;-)

kevinatc 7 years, 11 months ago

What's the point. Sounds like a waste of time and money.

Janella Williams 7 years, 11 months ago

Are you guys kidding me? I think this sounds interesting.

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