S.U. Sports: #WelcomeBackSager, a Taste of March Madness and Broner, Thurman Win as Boxing Returns to NBC

S.U. Sports: #WelcomeBackSager, a Taste of March Madness and Broner, Thurman Win as Boxing Returns to NBC

#WelcomeBackSager. His entire journey to overcoming Leukemia was closely monitored by sports enthusiasts as we collectively held our breath in hopes of a positive outcome and speedy recovery following the bone marrow transplant from his son, Craig Sager Jr. After a very public 11 month struggle those hopes, prayers and well wishes were answered as Craig Sager and his suits finally returned to their rightful place…on the NBA sidelines. In proper fashion, his first game back was with his hometown Chicago Bulls and the organization made sure to show their appreciation and love with a touching pre-game tribute.

Check out the tribute below as we welcome back Craig Sager just in time for the 2015 NBA Playoffs.

Welcome to March. Arguably the most exciting time of the year is upon us with conference championship seeds taking place, the pool of 65 discussions have begun. This past weekend, we were treated to some early “March Madness” as (19) North Carolina and (3) Duke squared off in the historic rivalry once again. Led by Tyus Jones with 24 points and ACC Player of the Year Jahlil Okafor, the Blue Devils handed UNC a 7 point loss in Chapel Hill. However, a different matchup took the spotlight as (15) Oklahoma beat (9) Kansas on a tip in with 0.2 seconds left. After tying the game at 73 with only 5.4 seconds it seemed as if overtime was in order but OU had other plans. Jordan Woodard took it the length of the floor and was unable to finish but luckily it is a team sport as Buddy Hield skied for the tip in at the buzzer.

Fight Night. Boxing on NBC? Major Match-ups too? Amazing. In a smart move to bring fans back after UFC took the world by storm, we witnessed the return of boxing to prime time as Adrien Broner completely dominated John Molina landing 165 more punches. Numbers Don’t Lie. In a much closer bout, his headlining counterpart Keith Thurman slugged it out with Robert Guerrero to push his record to a perfect 25-0 with the unanimous decision leaning in his favor. The fight was incredible start to finish and put the sport in a good spot as it returns to prime time.

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