Thursday, March 10, 2005

Orange A Bad Color For College Basketball Champion Hopefuls

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The University of Illinois may be the best college basketball team in the land, but they may want to switch the colors of their jersey if they have any hopes of winning the whole enchilada.

According to sports journalist Peter Kennelly, only three teams which wear orange-colored jerseys have won the NCAA basketball title since the championship tournament began in 1939.

These teams include Syracuse University, who won it in 2003; Texas Western – now Texas-El Paso – in 1966; and Oklahoma State, who grabbed the title in 1945 and 1946 – when they were called Oklahoma A&M.

This doesn’t bode well for other championship hopefuls and orange jersey-wearers such as University of Texas and University of the Pacific.

Still, orange-jerseyed teams need to make a switch fast if they want to improve their chances because the NCAA tournament begins March 17 and ends April 4 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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