Friday, April 12, 2013

The Mast Spring Sports Pick 'em: April 12, 2013

By Nathan Shoup, Sports Editor

After a two-week long spring break, our league is back at it, and the standings remained unchanged after the last question two weeks ago.
   

I know all of you remember the question, but just in case it slipped your mind, we asked what would be the lowest seed to advance to the sweet 16 of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
   
Five of our contestants said a 12 seed would be the lowest to advance to the sweet 16.
   
It was the lowest projected seed picked.
   
As a 12 seed, Oregon advanced to the sweet 16 — Schoepp rejoiced.
   
The problem for our league was so did LaSalle as a 13 seed and national power Florida Gulf Coast University as a 15 seed.
   
So blame those darn Eagles because the entire field took one in the loss column two weeks ago.
   
In honor of the Major League Baseball season starting last week, we are asking the league a Seattle Mariners question.
   
The Texas Rangers started a four-game series with Seattle on Thursday.

HOW MANY GAMES WILL THE MARINERS WIN AGAINST TEXAS THIS WEEKEND?