A Fab Five reunion and an unlikely performance from a current freshman couldn't stop Louisville from coming from behind to beat Michigan for the NCAA championship.
America lied to Pew Research. According to a new poll from the organization, the news stories we paid the most attention to over the last few months were the bombings in Boston and debates on Capitol Hill. According to Google, that's half right.
With the Michigan Wolverines playing for a national title twenty years after Chris Webber and the Fab Five let one slip through their grasp, everyone wants to know if this will finally be the year the former players and the school finally bury the hatchet and let things go. We're a few hours away from game time, but it doesn't seem likely.
The short answer, after he left an Indiana hospital Tuesday to join the Cardinals in Atlanta this weekend, is yes — but not for a while, and the fallout could have been worse for another player.
Our finalists: Mike Lopresti and Norah O'Donnell — which is why our bracket has taken America by storm. Oh, in case you were wondering, Mike Lopresti writes for USA Today. And somehow, ESPN's Dick Vitale may be the underdog who would win this thing if it were an office pool instead of a really meta contest. (Unless President Obama did.)
Louisville guard Kevin Ware suffered a horrific knee injury during Sunday's Elite Eight game against Duke that was so bad it spawned an ethical debate online over whether sites should be able to GIF or host video of the injury. CBS, too, was criticized for showing the replay.
The biggest story of the NCAA tournament so far is the shocking run to the Sweet 16 pulled off by little-known Florida Gulf Coast University. Everybody loves when a plucky David comes out of nowhere to take down an overhyped Goliath. But if some fans had their way, they'd change college sports so dramatically that we might never see the likes of the Eagles this deep into March ever again.
Yes, yes, the Florida Gulf Coast University story is interesting. Underdog and all that. But in our Bracket of Celebrity/Pundit Bracket Predictions — perhaps the most-watched bracket of brackets in the world — we have sad news to report. Our favorite Cinderella story didn't make the Elite Eight.
The drama. The tension. The spreadsheets. Our Bracket of Celebrity/Pundit Bracket Predictions has only gotten better as Round 2 begins. Did your favorite TV personality and/or politician win the battle of the picks? Come see!
Last night, No. 15 seed Florida Gulf Coast University shocked the world by upsetting No. 2 seed Georgetown, a monumental moment for a small school no one had really heard of before last night. The question on everyone's mind after the game was, "Wait, who?!"
Will Kid President beat Barack Obama? Can Aisha Tyler top Charlie Rose? It is halftime in the first round of our Bracket of Celebrity/Pundit Bracket Predictions and we have a few close games — plus a few upsets in the making.
In the best shape of their lives and sneakers on, the moment they've been preparing for and stressing over has arrived. The NCAA tournament. And as real-time streaming data shows, the IT department at your office was smart to have gotten ready.
What's important about the NCAA tournament isn't who wins the championship. What's important is who gets humiliated by their embarrassing picks. For too long, celebrities and reporters have been immune to that humiliation. No longer.
The world's most powerful basketball fan (sorry, friends of Rodman) has Indiana coming out on top. So, yeah, he's playing it pretty safe. Again. We'll see how that turns out for him.
Maybe you can't do all of those at once, but if you're a cord-cutter or a cord-never or you're stuck at work and want to watch the 2013 NCAA basketball tournament online, you're not totally out of options.
Here, for your entertainment-only, non-gambling purposes, are the top NCAA bracket picks from a slew of experts: Nate Silver of 538, the collected wisdom of CBS Sports, and the Vegas odds.
It is the holiest of days in some parts of the country: NCAA Selection Sunday. And here, for your viewing pleasure, is the official bracket for the 2013 NCAA Tournament, plus some amateur analysis that will help ruin your bracket by the end of the first round.
One man was shot and fires were set all across Lexington, but Kentucky fans mostly behaved themselves while celebrating their eighth national championship in basketball.
Today in sports: The NFL announces punishments stemming from the New Orleans Saints Bountygate scandal, Lehigh's win over Duke has been immortalized in song, and the New York media races to find the backstory -- any backstory -- on the Tim Tebow trade.
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Syracuse has suspended starting center Fab Melo for the duration of the NCAA tournament, David Cameron is going to get to see tonight's NCAA play-in game, and the NFL is cracking down on violations of unwritten rules
Oddsmakers list the Wildcats as the team most likely to win the NCAA tournament, the crop of March Madness contenders again fails to impress, and Penn State trustees have finally explained the Joe Paterno firing.
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