Check out the latest weekly answers after the jump…
1) BASKETBALL: I read someplace that next year’s NCAA tournament will have 96 teams. How will the extra week work? My guess would be: Day 1 = 65-96 play each othe. Day 2 = 48-64 play winners of 65-96. Also, what do you think of a 96-team tournament? Excessive? – UCLA ’64
I think it would mean the top 32 teams have byes, and the next 64 essentially comprise the first round. Here’s my take, as well as Daily News columnist Vincent Bonsignore’s: http://www.dailynews.com/ci_14697879
2) I would would to know if Sheller, Keene and Savage finally have a chance to contribute this season? These guys have been on the bench so long that that have splinters – gerry4ucla
I doubt any of the three makes a serious contribution.
3) What do you think of this year’s NCAA men’s tournament? – Anonymous
I love it. Exactly what it should be. Yeah, it’s a product of a lot of causes – one-n’-done, AAU circuit promoting year-round basketball, great coaches across the country – but still, it’s impressive.
4) Mr. Gold, I know that this question is a bit late but I was wondering do you know why Pullard and Shirley never wanted to play in the same team? As a USC fan I must admit that I was surprised that Pullard committed to USC considering he was perceived as a UCLA lock whereas Shirley was perceived as a USC lean. On signing day rumors surfaced that both players did not like each other but I could not find any evidence to support this rumor with the exception of their commitments to rival schools. Thank you in advance. – Gilligan
I have not heard much of a rift between the two. The whole Shirley deal was a bit confusing for me, simply because he so publicly shunned UCLA during the late recruiting process. I’ve just never really seen that.
5) What non-scholarship football players do you think will get some playing time this year? Thanks for everything – bruinbrian
The best by a mile is Andrew Abbott, who should be on scholarship, and I’d be surprised if he wasn’t next year.