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So much for the Big 10!

March 26, 2021

After the first week of the NCAA basketball tournament, there have definitely been some big upsets. The nine teams in the Big 10 Conference to start the tournament are down to one. Michigan is the last one standing. Losers included Illinois, who I picked to be the champion, and Iowa who I thought was going to get to the Elite 8 round. From now on, I will be rooting for Michigan to go further along with Villanova and Syracuse. We will see what happens this weekend. Hopefully this will be a great round to watch.

The NBA trade deadline has passed and the 76ers only traded for one player, veteran guard George Hill, who has played for many teams including the Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs. The 76ers have a very good chance to win the Eastern Conference this year. It will be a three-horse race between the Brooklyn Nets, the Milwaukee Bucks and the 76ers. I think the race will come down to the wire, and it will definitely be fun to watch until the beginning of June when the NBA finals will be contested.

There is only one week until opening day for the Phillies, and starting catcher J.T. Realmuto just played his first game after his thumb injury. On Monday, he proceeded to hit a home run in his first at bat. I hope he can be ready for opening day, but that is going to be a tough task to accomplish.

In other news, the Eagles signed former University of Delaware quarterback great Joe Flacco to be the back up to Jalen Hurts. Let’s hope that he never has to play at all. The NFL draft is a month away. I would like to see the Eagles improve their offense by picking a tight end or a wide receiver in the first round and forget about another quarterback pick.

Enjoy watching the college basketball this weekend.

  • A 2002 Cape grad and 2007 UD grad, Lewes resident Sumner Spence is one of the Cape area's biggest sports fans. Wheelchair-bound his entire life, he has lived vicariously through his sports-playing father, brother, and friends, who gave him his love of sports. He hopes to provide new and interesting perspectives on the sports stories and issues of the day. Email Sumner at sumspence@gmail.com.

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