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George Mason and LSU reach Final Four.


March 27, 2006 | Dick's Stock Watch provides a fast-glance review of the past week in the world of sports, charting whose stock is up and whose is down.


George Mason as a #11 seed is the Cinderella story, beating three schools coached by former national champions Tom Izzo (Michigan State, Roy Williams (North Carolina) and Hall of Famer Jim Calhoun (Connecticut). Wow, it is unbelievable.

LSU is in the Final Four for the first time in 20 years.

Kimmie Meissner of the U. S. won the World Figure Skating championship.

The New Jersey Nets have won eight in a row, including a 79-74 decision in Detroit Sunday night.

Wisconsin beat Cornell 1-0 in the third overtime to advance to college hockey's Frozen Four, the sport's answer to men's basketball's Final Four.

Bob Huggins is back in coaching, hired by Kansas State.

The Anaheim Mighty Ducks are 9-1 in their last 10 games.


Where are all the #1 seeds in the men's college basketball tournament. Wow, for the second time ever, the first being 1980, no #1 seeds made the Final Four.

The IRL made a decision to runs its race down in Florida despite the tragic death of Paul Dana in a practice run just hours earlier. Was that disrespectful to the family?

Alfonso Soriano earlier in the week said he would not play in the outfield and refused to go into a game. He later changed his stance, but for millions of dollars, he should listen to his manager, Frank Robinson.

The Philadelphia 76ers are 2-9 in their last 11 games. Tough times for coach Maurice Cheeks.

The St. Louis Blues were eliminated from playoff contention, the first time they are not in the postseason (besides last season when there was no playoff) since 1979.

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