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03-20 10:10 am It's Just Sports with Kristian Garic and Mark Menard

Mar 20, 2016|

WWL's Kristian Garic and Mark Menard talk March Madness and the LHSAA high school classification issue with WWL callers.

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Sever fight good Sunday morning welcome into it's just sports here on WWL I am FM and WWL dot com crushing Garrick you were the next two and a half hours league of the game three LSU baseball. They've already dropped the first two game series against Alabama. Game three commitment 12:30 create 1 o'clock first pitch here on WW well March Madness rolling right along that's great Keyes who will get two years. It is the minute Waltz totals high school football and the saint conversation over the next two and a half hours as well as that welcome and several ways evolve at 5042601878. X 87870. Tony is more for our show Alice for a little bit more art or sports team. Wanted to come dual radio some more empowerment. I'm doing good this morning are you Christian. All good I know this that NCAA tournament is like just defined by upsets. We've seen it now USC's move on though India taken down could tuck yesterday great games today and Saturday and it's Stephen F Austin. Wisconsin Xavier Iowa and bill Noah. I mean yet Maryland Hawaii is well ultimately all what's the biggest gain your interest them the that your actions most of it. Today I would have to say it's it's Stephen F Austin comments I'm interested to see what they do now there into the round of 32 they're taking on Notre Dame. Stephen F Austin is a team. That is in their third straight NCAA tournaments as the team that knows what to do come tournament time is not one of these smaller conference teams. Against him once every twenty years Thomas walk up was a big east against West Virginia and their defense really shut the mountaineers down as well. I think that I think that they could move on to this week 1516. This year. I think they take down uttered in the day. Bill be a pretty big a fourteen beat the six they've already had an upset over West Virginia. We've seen at fifteen treatment to this or earlier this this tournament so it's been a while whenever I was say going in all the experts are saying. Pages go chalk that's safest way to do it. The life your bracket but my bracket is completely shattered I'll be out some light I think. Fourteen X fifteen of 32 at this point on out how yours looks. Our I'll see what the right side of my bracket is totally shattered the left side is actually pretty good I got. Fifteen out of sixteen right in the -- in the first round on on the left side. It it took a beaten yesterday a little bit but I'm I'm OK I got. Kansas in the national championship game there's still Roland but might national championship pick Michigan State. Kind of kind of messed me up in the first round they they went out real early. Which was odd for our Tom Izzo team I think they're now 33 is six all time. In the first round at the top TC he would never lost in the first round. And middle Tennessee went wire to wire on them and ask to be another interest in game today wash in middle Tennessee take on Syracuse you're Darren enemies. A double digit seed in the sweet sixteen there. And they're gonna move on and take on number eleven Gonzaga. Who totally shut down you talk yesterday so you're guaranteed at least one double digit seed in the elite eight coming out of that matchup. Fortunately I have three in my final four teams still attacks on an opportunity to make up some ground below but he but yet that's going to be a good game. Middle Tennessee State taken answer Heusen. Middle Tennessee State seems like they're real mean you know they they they look like a team that now. It certainly make a run and they're not a timid as you mentioned activated early on knocking off Michigan State early and that and that term it's so. It'll keep you up to date probably your brackets are they busted or are eight still hold on barely alive if you'll you can Texas sedate 7817. Calls a final four to 60187. Also Ellison baseball not a good day as you mentioned your sportscaster mark. For the tigers dropping the first two games a double header yesterday because of the rain on Friday night. So now Armitage is trying to salvage a series and avoid getting swept today about Crimson Tide no office released eco bella should. Yeah and and you know I mean after all the promises they've kind of had in the in the early going here to start oh and three in the conference. Would be a terrible situation for LSU. Who came in you know ranked in the top ten by almost everybody. As high as number six and in in one poll. And they come in yesterday and they just laid two eggs. They they got missed basically shut out for seventeen innings. They finally got something going in the bottom of the ninth in the second game. But even that fell short. Alex flying picked up his first loss ever since tiger it was not a good day yesterday at the box relish you. Operating there are people online. At W dot com. The like the states moves in free agency so far and cast your vote you don't let guys like at Coby Coby cleaner James Laurinaitis eight stupor they brought back couple their own veterans. Along the office line Toledo city element day to Mark Sanford. He liked their moves so far and creates he will discuss deck on back you can jump in at 504260187868787. H a sports hero and a redeployment and a welcome Akerson Garrett here within Mormon are hanging out as well or tomorrow arm. Sports team. Especially on Friday night through the prep season and and you're its that in this remark bill. Seeking to in the split of the playoffs in the mail it to say it it's expected Louisiana legislature will get involved in this public vs private schools with. Its impact icicles sports in the state reverberate representative Kirk Alvin. Problem building attempts to reverse the Alex SAA's. Decision to split post season and several sports and says that the split is hurting high school athletics. And it's not a good message to the kids now high school principals weren't the ones that voted. For the split playoffs in football basketball baseball softball in the split football has been. In effect the last three years you know all the split over the knows what's coming the next school year first off. When I look at this I don't like the idea that state legislators are having involved in high school sports like that's one thing that rankles me about that I don't think it's their business. They shouldn't step in there. Com all want government in my sports at the local award the federal level. Unless it's some sort of corruption scandal arm and death thing at that point maybe need but to. Push an agenda one way or the other as a legislator. I got bigger things to worry about in his state. I think he got all the things that should be the chief concern now leads in the year business yeah I I argue however. I view however though wanna see the split go back I would like to see. If five classifications which I don't think your legacy again. Yet at the quite frankly the the legislators in this state have a lot better things to do with their time they worry about high school sports with the budget crisis that we're trees and over the next two years. I'd like to see him. Tackle that get that under control and then maybe you can worry about high school sports but I agree with you on that appoint as well. I think the split is a bad idea I had it I thought it was better the way it was before when you and everybody competing just based on school size and that's a fair way to break it up. I don't think it's you is necessary to break it up by Republican and private or parochial or what what have you. I think nine championships. Is far too many for a Louisiana I don't think that. We have a population large enough to have to necessity nine different championships in high school sports. But I think it's a little bit ridiculous. What do you think about this bill that would. You deal let's just say to go back to the five classifications. In essence that the way you want it a do you like the current system right now that's with that nine classifications 504. 2601878687. Eats anything we give the public and private schools competing on the scene feel. For a championship I know the the traditional high school football fans. Kind of feel like knee mark where they wanna see go back to where as you pointed out as well as I pointed out. In these great traditional rivalries now. The other ones would say well if he's got to select not like you can ball he you know there will be new rivalries in a combatant. You can you know you can build new ones etc. I get that and you can end and you probably will. I just wonder though it's very clear you've covered state championship games I've covered some for the last couple years. And it looks like some of these states in two games have been of the a bit lopsided in some of that has to do with the way the classification is broken down in private and public. You're not always being the best matchups yeah let's beyond. That that the reason they're doing this is basically for handfuls schools. That that people feel like have a I guess an unfair advantage schools like John Curtis and of and Julie's bigger. Private schools out of power house you'll powerhouse football programs. And I've always said if you really wanna take care that just make one extra classification make it. A six day or something where. Anybody who wants to play up to the highest level competition can play in that classification in that playoff bracket and everybody else can be split up by sides. And and called today. Well another thing too for those programs. That a perennially. Winning state championships. Are getting into the State's image game. You can put it tier system where I look if you win a state championship in even though your three day and enrollment but if you win two states' image in a row at at that classification. While when you have to go down if you go up the next the next classification regardless. Of enrollment I like there was a time where. You can play up regardless of your role when they stop that and teams that you could played out but they knew they would let that happen anymore and I think it is there's a way to remedy this I I. Again only clear I don't like the election say are the government getting involved. And high school sports I don't know that you can make the blanket statement that they don't have the kids' best interest in mind. Going this classification split of nine private and public because I would argue that it actually benefits the kids because. They're getting your have you given more more kids an opportunity. To win a championship opposed to you know five we all the nine is great that five. So identity a matching is to figure that out but I I I kind of get worries saying incur talent that. You know you are watering it down year making the competition. Or at least you're not teaching a lesson of a gun go out there compete internal Ernest H image of but those that. Have won state championships in the last couple years with the nine classic case I would say they've earned it Q in the system that set up I don't know I just. I'm a purist like Colin elected days when I first started. Working at WL covered sports over rice will ball. It was all about the five A match ups of the army is all five classifications. And the great matchups that great rivalries that you had. And no that's a threat to our in this current system now as to where is an hour I still don't understand. Why they would want a split in baseball as well long basketball. And know that that this is a way. To keep you know the powerhouse programs even in baseball and basketball from always dominating as well but. I just wonder how much Woodward we're doing by him and instituting Wii yet and. I think what you're teaching kids these days is if you can't win a championship just change the rules and T can win a championship. I don't think that's a good lesson to be imparting on on kids who were playing sports for the for the for the benefit of learning life lessons you know the American aid. They're they're they're and they're they might be improving their chance to go to college or something like that but. Though the reason you play high school sports because you love the game and because teach you something and I think there were teaching the wrong lesson when we just change a system. So that a few other schools can win championships because they can't cut. Now another. Governing body our lease and other athletic. Department has formally get the Alexis de now now he you can add the Louisiana high schools. Athletic. Co op. Basically it's formed by Paul Rainwater the executive director trying to get another. Athletic associating body. In the state of Louisiana to give teams an option breakaway from the lights that say. Paul Rainwater you might recognize that mean he was governor Bobby angles top man. One of his top assistants during his run at the governor if the last eight years in Louisiana and it's 151000 dollar one time be. It would raise roughly nine iron. 900 some thousand dollars are these yet 92000 dollars. And I wonder hey it is bodies really off the ground and leave it to one time the outing and I have sustained. Coverage out of madness some points that go into. A marketing campaign where rights are going to be disseminate it whether it's radio are on TV. Actually maybe wanna generate a lot of that revenue but your are you seeing mark most of them we expected. Could happen. Is split between Alex essay in this new cola. Yes and and. As a rule I tended to side against a monopoly is I don't think it's ever again idea when you have no competition. I think I think this could be an interesting development but. Then then the also run the risk of also diluting the pool further because again some schools playing in one association. Some schools playing in another. And you could have even even more dilution of of the product unless everybody jumps on board. So it I don't know how this is gonna go. But I need to I guess feel little bit more about Paul marine waters proposal. I think I think moving forward though it's it's a fascinating topic. Who get more on this story go to prep pages at WL lokahi to read the story what we had Al Adel back on fight night on double coverage from the NT double play that a little later on in the show and also take your phone calls do you like the classifications as it is right now. Do you think the government should get involved state legislators. Getting involved proposing bills. Two. Encouraged the Alex assay and this state schools to go back the fighting classification anything that you leave it alone. Is it any of their business and where east and you want the five they'd come back are you like the cart split of nine. Classifications private and public final four to 60187. Text 87 eights and the Chris you're up next after the news headlines with 9504260187. XX 87870. Chris weighing in on a cell phone you're on W two LA Cruz. Or does it look along the way and you know about the level competition. With your change the more attention. A big what it basically made. Is that these teams have been winning here in church. Patina of competition Davies who walked through the opportunity. The coach of the year there go. Quote unquote recruit well so. What we're mainly the partner what lol though when smaller public school. Pivotal players. But one school of area. Football and blow up with a target and be able to be all of these. Should cryptic about upward from here to play our schools with those players. It look like your power we're probably. You know there are a bit in a cup racing is lower. There's been weakened by other. And we're no longer there and your team record should should work well in the future and certain of being. Them actively. They really but ultimately it. People that you know better. Ago we recruit your players in Brooklyn where we're here. You know you're not. In our. Chris there's a good thing though. Here's the thing that. Order. All you can make the same argument against that which is a you know a year will your watering it down are you teaching life lessons that. If you can't win a champ rejecting you go in and create bus agency can now it's slippery slope here's the thing. To think that recruiting doesn't go on the ball school level is naive to think that it goes on AA goes on certainly well. Private schools even though they say that they don't look who I know you know mark knows that a good that happens and my I would like to see some sort of safeguards put in place there as to. How can they how they stop the recruiting and oh by the way Lichen and I think in Atlanta art Georgia if you do recruit. So I recruited player recounts for one and a half times my student population. And I can record up to ten players well. Each player. Counts for one half against the population. Seat just acknowledge it and that ultimately may be a team that our school that's that to a an enrollment. It's up playing three or four A because of how many players they've recruited. So I think there's a remedy there that that nobody wants to address the right for highlighting the recruiting aspect of it and it by wants it not turn their cheek or pare their head in the sand and not talk about. That's the real issues that the teens face either allow public schools that do it. Or. Level playing field there globe with some consensus across the board. To make it even I just still think the classifications. Are just a little watered down. And that the well bigger news you know people complain about it global. Prevent evolved over future do. You know you'll go to players crumble it for pretty active in it like he answered the big computer. Will mean oh and we have been removed from exit. You know out of have been ball you know alone or somebody's schools. What has been a lot of money you know how like these school actually. Buildings not portable buildings especially somebody's stool approach with how well the public that he's been in place and didn't you know the facilities. And that you support them but what about murdered on the school. Helping Duca abilities to. Chris let me ask is that you want the state legislators get involved in this in this. Pellets and wrote me. I don't have any place there but they are people who put two point. Nobody in there on them. No longer term board that would. You know there about the new book at that level but you know how he would do you. One one out there who want to go to group who want real quickly in order Wiener a cool little more. Reload. Cory Byrd program. One losers you. And you know that you can is another example is. Outrage. Quote you school you go to a here a year later. It certainly. Know that their go. A male whose empire. And make it go your pointer. That's what you think he would be polite well. The with the paper written. So it could pick another player. You know the boat that goes well beyond below the pain. To order in the super about workers and you know it. I don't believe he. You know in the way to approach this like hypocrite here and there are situated in Europe it is and you're out there. And so when you know another query. They're due to put up like that over a week you'd. Well beyond group of type who wore. Well high school in general host Peter pure thanks for the phone call Chris. 5042601878. X 87870. Kirk Calvert. State legislator in Louisiana wants to change the split go back to the five day classification. He's gonna introduced let the legislation we're not sure yet if it's going to be heard. On the house committee that ID feel about that ate at the legislators get involved. And high school sports and AMP. He wanted to stay at the nine classifications or go back to the five. Plus he's an icicle ball very pat passionate fan base down there Louisiana we know what Friday nights mean in the fall around these great great. High school campuses. That produce awesome. And it came across and has great programs in general and it's much more than that go right it's about competition it's about learning life lessons. But that's why we're asking you. Look do you want the classifications that has seen the light the rivalries mean we've got a lot of high school it's still important we with a high school down here more so. And maybe where you've gone to college Bible for 2601870. Tech's 8787 H a sports or rock crushing Eric here at WW Elaine referenda I welcome back it's just sports. Portman art pain Alice's welt on my high school football and the classifications. The ability Tuesday in the Louisiana legislature. Turning courage. The state geologists say to go back to the five classification system Joseph a year on W of molecular. All all of except. Well it's true it's as the home for. It. That. It. There that. Are there. Or at. All. It's not in the right. Eight orders that that it that at all that. The age old. The the form. School to sort all that well. Or to. Go. Well they'll do it at that. Yeah. Yet you know there. Or it. Ought. That the oh well. The population at all. It's the it's all or. Course is. That at. All. Well. All that. But that's quite. Eight all of it at that state they. Stay. Where. All. That so. Yeah. People. It at the floor at. All. Joseph retirement. A turn of its setting like you're describing it just seems like in navy on the others and it just seems like. It's it would be hard because a college basketball or playing games in league play the game and take two days off them play again at football. Yeah well Friday night waited another week if the next round of the week so it seems like it's gonna drag on quite a bit mail. Oh yeah. Ball straight. At the local. Law and. I can't do that now though romance with the ranking system in the power rankings it's Saturday accounts that do that. All. Local. That eventual. Budget of course. All of it at pebble or it yeah the war the senate where it. The back. Nor acquire. You're out well. That we're treating it got all your. Shook up the war. It's all that at all like you're there at that. Yeah yeah acres. There are a bit. That they sell there and there and or more important that it's their fault that there. Edit the. The only thing that I can't say that with this bill that today and you mentioned recruiting the only negative about. The classification as it is now is it discourages coaches I think from playing tough. Out of district schedules. That don't meet you because ultimately some teams given the district. You're going to be in the playoffs regardless. You'd district record or your overall record power points don't mean as much as maybe is it wants that is our recruiting mark. I mean I'm almost at the point where I just feel like hey just let it go on me just embracing the public and private just let it go on. And an interest may make sure there's some parameters in place and guideline there yeah you know. I eat you say earlier is and I used to think that it doesn't go on both. And you know we've we've heard stories of people trying to report schools for recruiting in the LA just aid has not acted on that so I think at this point. You need to just. Allow it and and find some kind of way to regulated. Because it's gonna go along and whether you want it to or not. As a let let let's let's quit but being naive about it let's say will this is going to happen here are the rules under which it can happen. And then just be dealt with a wash your hands of the whole affair has now. It's legal for everybody to do it and and and we all have we all have the set regulations were on the same playing field. Joey takes a phone call you can jump in as well 5042601870. Tech's 8787 H a sports here on WW Hauser is to double A men's basketball tournament bracket looking. My expert via. Track. Support well I'll grow market it's a light. Your bracket or on the right side its knowledge of the griddle aside it's still okay decent at least. Got a chance three four final four members still in it but who's who's the Cinderella man who who's the dark horse with a double digit seed that you like the best. I talked a little bit earlier about Stephen F Austin I like them out like. Guns Agha moving forward they looked amazing yesterday. I don't know if you got to watch a game against Utah but man that defense was just suffocating. Against the use state and now. They've held both of their tournament opponents under sixty points you do that you're gonna win a lot of games. I think maybe they were seated a little bit too low. They're one of these teams that was on the bubble and they were in danger of not making it but then they won their conference tournament to make sure they got in it's their eighteenth year or in the tournament so. You know the battle tested Mark Few was a great coach. I'd I think is Agha has one of the best shots moving forward out of all the double digit seeds but I'm intrigued by Stephen F Austin. And what I thought was interesting. Was they played West Virginia in the first round and and and and beat him down pretty good. And after the game wanna start first from West Virginia was at the press conference and they asked you know what happened and his answer was. We didn't take these guys seriously this is what happens to determine when you don't take guys seriously like is that a teachable more what what light show everywhere every team every high school team in America. This press conference. Like you get you've got to go out there to play you got to go out there to win. Every night or else something like this can happen to you bit. They ran into a good team and Stephen F Austin is a good team it. In they've been dominating their conference the Southland conference for three years general now that they only have one conference loss in three years. Andy and they've been the three straight tournaments Thomas walk up at 33 points against West Virginia and they're playing Notre Dame and I think that they've got a real good shot to knock off. A fighting Irish team that look like he was sleepwalking for a lot of its game against Michigan. Sarah Hughes Middle Tennessee State one of the good ones lined up for today VCU and Oklahoma that west bracket as well it's just sports rolls on next hour this is Debbie do well I am AMF and dot com.