-- As comedian Billy Crystal would say, "Gator basketball coach Billy "The Architect" Donovan, you were maaavelous." This is the Gators' first team in a while that has had heart and played with passion and purpose ... The NCAA bans postseason competition of all schools with Native American nicknames, then holds the men's hoops tournament in INDIANapolis ... If some coaches paid more attention to teaching and coaching and less to the officiating, they'd probably win more games ... How good is 7' Greg Oden from Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis? One NBA GM had this to say: "I'd sign him today and he'd be on the floor tomorrow." Some call him the best high school center since Lew Alcindor. He will go to Ohio State this fall.
-- MLB Comish Bud Selig can't find a copy of the controversial steroid book, Game of Shadows, so he will probably wait for the movie. Perhaps he's tied up with the Shoeless Joe investigation ... Giants' SBC Park could become a stadium divided over Barry Bonds with wedding-style seating: left arrow - "those in denial", right arrow - "those of no faith" ... Did you know the lowest attendance at a MLB game belongs to the 1882 Worcester Ruby Legs, who drew a crowd of six for a late September tilt ... Superstitious Reds 1b Jacob Cruz won't eat any cereal with "O"s in it on game days ... We'll take the Indians and Cardinals in this year's World Series.
-- According to Patrick Gettings, Queen termites may live as long as 50 years.
-- Some NFL teams see Texas super QB Vince Young as a WR, especially early in his career ... The Daunte Culpepper deal could be a steal for the Dolphins. Of the 95 QBs who have thrown at least 2,500 passes, Culpepper has the highest career completion percentage in NFL history at 64.4 percent.
-- Ex-USC RB Anthony Davis will broadcast his gastric-bypass surgery live on the Internet next month.
-- Golfer John Daly on why he avoids gyms: "They won't let me smoke in there." Reportedly, he shot a 68 the day after his wife began a five-month prison term ... Miniature golf innovator Robert Taylor died last week. He was 89.
-- Race car driver Danica Patrick was asked how she gets along with her male counterparts: "It's not a friendship league. If you're looking for friends, join a bowling league."
--In closing, Leo Coughlin gives us the reason we traditionally paint Easter eggs: "It's a lot easier than trying to wallpaper them."
(Some of the information in this column was obtained from other news organizations)
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