By Chase Huval

The Cincinnati Bengals are usually an organization of composure and steady progress.

They may not always be winning but at least they don’t have the internal problems that plague most offensive juggernauts. Last season was tumultuous for the stripes.

Their No.1 receiver lost his identity, and in so doing, had his worst season ever. He wanted to be traded and still does, and their elite quarterback suffered a season-ending injury.

Carson Palmer was in camp today and is 100 percent and it seems as though the Bengals are ready to return to form, although without their constant No. 2, T.J. Houshmandzadeh. They already signed Laveranues Coles to replace him.

Un-surprisely Chad Ocho Cinco wasn’t in voluntary camps. It looks as thought if Cincy ever wants to put together a winning season, they need to deal away their disgruntled No. 1 receiver.

The Final Four is finally here. Michigan State will have home court advantage.

Head Coach Tom Izzo, a Michigan native, will attempt to become the first head coach to win a championship in its home state since John Wooden closed out his career with a win in the 1975 title game in San Diego.

Since 1995, Michigan State has had the most Final Four appearance with five. UNC and UConn are No. 2 and 3 respectively.

None of the Final Four won their conference tournament this season. Tyler Hansbrough of UNC returned for his senior season to win a National Championship, he now has that chance.

Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun has battled cancer twice, earned a spot in the Hall of Fame and won two national titles, yet is dealing with his most pressing NCAA crisis after being accused of major recruiting violations on Wednesday, a day before UConn beat Purdue in the Sweet 16.

The Big East will earn its due as the toughest conference in the league, with two teams from it appearing in the Final Four.

Ford Field will be the first domed Final Four site to experiment with having the court in the middle of the vast arena. This is expected to be the best attended Final Four, as the new configuration will allow more people to fit inside the cavernous Ford Field, which will be host to more winning in those two days of games than when it was home to the Detroit Lions all of last season.

The NCAA is making good on its promise of making the Final Four more accessible to students, as 1,600 students have been guaranteed seating at $20 a pop and that is the word on the streets.