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The Blue & Gray Press | September 25, 2017

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March Madness: the ‘hots’ and ‘nots’ of the first round

March 15, 2017 |

By RYAN BRAUCH

With March Madness quickly approaching, you are probably stressing about which teams will pull off an amazing upset to advance to the next round. This tournament is unpredictable, to say the least. March Madness may be one of the most exhilarating sporting events worldwide, as the top 68 teams in the country square off in games where no one is safe and winner takes all.Read More

Unbelievable first weekend of NCAA tournament sets up much anticipated Sweet 16

March 24, 2016 |

By CJ CUMMINGS

March Madness is the college sensation that sweeps through the nation for just three weeks out of the year. It is this phenomenon that captivates the attention of the nation where a high number of people set aside some time to form a bracket, to compete against their friends. It ranges from people who know absolutely nothing when it comes to college basketball to even those who have played basketball professionally.Read More

How social media has changed March Madness forever

March 16, 2016 |

By HOGAN LEPORE

It is mid-March which means it is time for March Madness. This is when different phrases like RPI, conference championships, last-four-in, first-four-out and bubble teams arise. Those terms no longer matter because after Sunday night’s Selection Show, the stage is set. Ever since the NCAA Tournament began in 1939, brackets have been alive and well. The issue is not the bracket itself, but how people fill out their brackets.Read More

March Madness lives up to hype, continues to bust brackets

March 25, 2015 |

By STEPHEN RECHTER

March Madness 2015’s Round of 64 immediately kicked things off with a typical dose of bracket-shattering, upset-filled hysteria.

Right off the bat, the tournament saw the defeat of two highly-regarded No. 3 seeds in painful, single-point … Read More

Identifying 2012 Cinderella

March 14, 2012 |

One of the things that makes March Madness special every year is when one or two of the schools outside one of the big six conferences goes on a run in the men’s basketball tournament. Sure those sorts of runs … Read More

Colorado and Virginia Tech Wrongly Snubbed

March 16, 2011 |

It just wouldn’t quite feel like March if there weren’t some teams complaining about getting shafted from the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Despite an additional three teams added to this year’s field, and with what was widely regarded as a … Read More

College Basketball Tournament Preview

March 10, 2010 |

The trick in the NCAA basketball tournament is figuring out which teams are the real contenders, which teams are pretenders, and which teams are sleepers to go deeper than people would think. In this segment we will delve into teams … Read More

March Madness 2009

March 19, 2009 |

By NICK NELSON

When three conferences are able to send seven of their teams to the NCAA tournament, you know that it won’t just be March Madness, but a month of sheer basketball insanity.

The Big East, Big Ten and … Read More