Monday's Morning Mashup: Rabid Ohio State fans force ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit to move from Buckeye State

March 14, 2011 - 3:38 am

Welcome to Monday's Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire. WHAT'S HAPPENING LOCALLY MONDAY: NBA: Celtics at Nets, 7 p.m. (CSNNE; WEEI) MLB Preseason: Red Sox at Yankees, 7:05 p.m. (NESN, ESPN2) AROUND THE WEB: '™¦ ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit moved his family from Ohio to Tennessee last week, blaming the departure on some rabid Ohio State fans who apparently think the former Buckeye should never criticize the school. "Eighty to 90 percent of the Ohio State fans are great," Herbstreit told The Columbus Dispatch. "It's the vocal minority that make it rough. They probably represent only 5 to 10 percent of the fan base, but they are relentless." '™¦ The excitement over the NCAA tournament has never existed for fans of one school. Northwestern did not make the field for the 73rd consecutive season. In The New York Times, Brett McMurphy looks at what Selection Sunday means for fans of Northwestern and other schools with long droughts. '™¦ The furor over violence in the NHL has not died down much since Zdeno Chara's hit on Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty. In Toronto's Globe and Mail, Roy MacGregor writes that it's a moment of crisis and the league's general managers must act. ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On March 14, 1997, which Boston College product became the first American-born NHL player to record his 500th goal? QUOTE OF THE DAY: "We got what we deserved. That'€™s the bottom line. We'€™ve got to work harder, we'€™ve got to do things better." '€” Boston College basketball coach Steve Donahue, after his team did not receive a bid to the NCAA tournament STAT OF THE DAY: 56 '€” Points scored by the Bucks on Sunday, a Celtics record for fewest points allowed in the shot clock era 'NET RESULTS: Leave it to And1's Streetball crew to out-do Blake Griffin's car dunk. TRIVIA ANSWER: Joey Mullen, in the Penguins' 6-3 loss to the Avalanche SOOTHING SOUNDS: Quincy Jones (in white vest) turns 79 Monday.