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Let me just throw it down right here. Bisons over Huskies. Not that I believe the UConn men will lose to Bucknell in the first round, but I will be rooting for that to happen. I've really had it with the UConn men's program. I'll happily root for the women.

But this years' UConn men's program is everything I don't like about college basketball.
The graduation rate is an abysmal 31 percent (and that's using a calculation that doesn't penalize a school for a player who leaves early for the NBA, as long as he's in good academic standing at that moment). In the NCAA Academic Progress Rate, UConn has one of the worst scores in the tournament.
 
Piled onto that, of course, is this year's NCAA judgment against UConn and its coach Jim Calhoun for failing to maintain an atmosphere of ethical complicance. That's NCAA speak for pretty much blowing off the recruiting rules.
 
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I'd love to hear from female basketball players who have advanced their careers beyond high school.

Would they enjoy being a Marist Red Fox or Delaware Blue Hen more than donning the uniform of any assorted Lady Spartan, Lady Viking, Lady Pirate, Lady Friar, Lady Musketeer, Lady Gamecock, Lady Peacock, Lady Ram or Lady Bull? Note that social norms have spared us Lady Redmen and Lady Braves for the most part; special consideration is made for the Ladies of Troy at USC and Oklahoma State Cowgirls.