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March Madness continues surprises us

Justin Baxley

April 2, 2015

On March 19 at 2:30, Madness had already begun to take place. The 14th seeded UAB Blazers knocked off the No. 3 seed, the Iowa State Cyclones, 60-59. This was a surprise because many had the Cyclones advancing deep in the tournament. "UAB was the upset of the tournament; no one had them getting past...

March Madness: who will come out on top?

Justin Baxley

March 19, 2015

March Madness has officially begun. On Sunday, the men's college basketball bracket was released. This year, a team from a power conference in Kentucky is looking to finish off the perfect season at 40-0, which hasn't been done since the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers did it. Here is a forecast for each region...

Viva la sport!

(photo courtesy of Garret didn't buy into the 'Jimmer-mania', feeling that BYU received much too high on a seed in the recent NCAA tournament.

Garret McDowell

March 30, 2011

Well another March Madness has just about wrapped up, and it has proven once again that millions of people are duped into picking teams that choke for their brackets. Like always, the one seeds get upset at some point, but strangely, not even one this year. Many claimed that this year’s bracket was diluted and watered down with medio...

The Third Half

(photo courtesy of VCU's improbable run into the NCAA tournament is this year's top underdog story.


March 30, 2011

  Like many sports fans, I love rooting for the underdog. Upsets and the uncertainty of the NCAA tournament make for a hoops fans’ heaven as small schools defeat big schools and as little-knowns grace the front pages of Sports Illustrated the following week. For Butler and Virginia Commonwealth, two mid-major sch...

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