"My advice for young players is more advice for the parents, Let them play. It all goes by so fast. If you enjoy it, it lasts longer." -Caryn Wilson
"In the Hispanic culture you play and you live with a lot of passion and pride; And when I go out and speak to people, I know that I don't just represent me, I represent my families of Puerto Ricans and Cubans, and I want that responsibility. I want to represent these people." -Lisa Fernandez
"The fact that the [U.S. Hockey] team is so unified from top to bottom makes the fight possible. The rally of support through social media and print and television media has showcased how there is a deep need for change. It is highlighted by the imbalances that still haven't changed. The team wasn't asking to get rich -- what they wanted (and what USA Hockey finally agreed to) was financial support for giving their full dedication to the program." -Cammi Granato
"When I was 9 years old, I started playing football in Yuwa. Through football I am learning more things than in the classroom. It also makes me stronger to deal with villagers who do not like that my friends and I wear shorts and play football like boys. Football made me powerful to ignore them because I know what I am doing is right." -Anonymous Yuwa student
"I've only broken two fingers and last year I got a very severe concussion, but that was it." -Lauré Kwoka, Aussie Rules Football player.
"What it basically came down to for us is, 'How do we foster the continued growth and development of women's hockey if we're willing to play at worlds as scabs?' We're basically taking the position that if you're not for us, you're against us." -Anya Battaglino
Need help with today's offering of March Madness for the Women's Tournament? The stats have you covered in deciding who has a better chance!
Oregon (3) vs. Maryland (10) 11:36 am ET on ESPN
UCLA (4) vs. UConn (1) 1:30 pm ET on ESPN
Quinnipac (12) vs. South Carolina (1) 4:06 pm ET on ESPN
Florida State (3) vs. Oregon State (2) 6 pm ET on ESPN
Explaining what is going on
All games played by the team (tournament included) were calculated along with the average number of points and standard deviation to find the confidence interval.
Confidence Interval: An interval of plausible values for a team's ability and is usually 95% correct.
Oregon's Confidence Interval
66 to 74 points
Maryland's Confidence Interval
87.3 to 93.3 points
UCLA's Confidence Interval
70.8 to 77.5 points
UConn's Confidence Interval
83.7 to 91.7 points
Quinnipiac's Confidence Interval
64.8 to 72.4 points
South Carolina's Confidence Interval
72.3 to 80.7 points
Florida State's Confidence Interval
75.7 to 83.8 points
Oregon State's Confidence Interval
62.2 to 69.8 points
Now that you went over everyone's possible outcomes, who do you have winning for today? Let me know in the comments!
All Sports Staturdays for the month of March will be on female athletes to celebrate National Women's Month.
"Your own perspective is your reality, So if you want to think that the world is crumbling right before you, then it's going to be crumbling. But if you think, 'Today's going to be an awesome day, and I'm going to take advantage of every opportunity I get no matter how big or small.' I think that's the biggest thing that Ashlyn has really taught me." -Kristen Confroy, on her special teammate's impact.
"It really boosted my confidence a lot because when I first started cross-country skiing, I was really bad. With all the training and stuff, it just really made me more confident and made me feel more comfortable. I like that it's not boring. You always go on new trails, it's always something different." -Nikota Easterling
"It's actually really awesome to see some of the dogs that, when I first came into the program were a year old and learning the tricks, and now I see them graduating and actually going to people in the real world. It's really heartwarming." -Annie Pankowski, Forward for the Wisconsin Badgers Hockey Team and Dog Trainer.
Hi, I'm Jenna and I'm a sports fan! I've been avidly watching sports since 2011 because I found that by watching sports, I would be able to communicate with my dad and brother better. Ever since I got into sports, I've been able to enjoy myself more when I go to sporting events with my family.