Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Could legalizing sports wagering in Iowa hurt its NCAA Tournament hosting future? NCAA policy says no NCAA championship events in states that allow legal sports wagering, but could that be changing months ahead? Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 2 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Randy Peterson, [email protected] Published 3:25 p.m. CT March 30, 2018 | Updated 9:52 a.m. CT May 14, 2018 CLOSE Catch Des Moines CEO Greg Edwards describes the reception the NCAA Tournament received in Des Moines in 2016. Randy Peterson CONNECT TWEET … [Read more...] about Could legalizing sports wagering in Iowa hurt its NCAA Tournament hosting future?
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Last Updated Apr 3, 2017 9:19 PM EDT NEW YORK -- The 67-game March Madness basketball tournament began on March 16, with many games taking place during the day when you’re, ahem, supposed to be working. Fortunately for you -- but not your bosses -- all NCAA Tournament games will be available online. Many of the early round games, though, will require a password through your cable or satellite TV subscription. The television networks no longer offer a stand-alone subscription you can buy without cable. CBS is televising 24 games, including the national championship and the Final Four. These games won’t require a cable or satellite password through the app or website, but they are viewable only on phones, tablets and computers -- not streaming devices such as Apple TV, Roku or Fire TV. The other 43 games are being broadcast by Turner’s networks, TBS, TNT and truTV. The most direct methods of streaming NCAA Tournament games include: NCAA March Madness … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo How to watch March Madness 2017 NCAA tournament online streamsHow to Watch Online
When No. 13-seeded Buffalo upset No. 4 Arizona in the South Regional on Thursday, more than a few NCAA Tournament brackets got wrecked. The same could be said for Cinderella-story and 11th-seeded Loyola Chicago's victory over No. 6 seed Miami. Friday saw another upset of a No. 4 seed, when No. 13 Marshall eliminated Wichita State 81-75.The NCAA 2018 Men's Final Four Records Book defines an upset as "when the winner of the game was seeded five or more places lower than the team it defeated."So far, there have been three upsets in 2018. How many came in tournaments before, and which tournament had the most? Here's what the data show:The record book covers 287 total upsets in 38 years of NCAA men's tournaments, from 1979 to 2017. So far, this year is fairly mild for upsets. Out of 38 tournaments, 26 had three or more upsets in the first round. In every year between 2011 and 2015, not a single team was upset in the first round. Years 1985 and 2014 are tied for the most … [Read more...] about Which NCAA tournament produced the most upsets?
Georgia natives could make a significant impact on March Madness. As you watch your NCAA tournament brackets, keep in mind that there are 49 Georgians playing in this year’s big dance. And five of those players hail from north Fulton County. Three of them went to Milton High School. Here are the ballers from north of Atlanta who could make a big play or two in the tournament: James Banks, Texas, sophomore - Mount Vernon Presbyterian averaged 23 points and 14 rebounds per game. For his senior year of high school, he attended La Lumiere School in Indianapolis. As a sophomore for Shaka Smart’s Texas Longhorns, he’s played in 14 games. His best game came in an overtime win over West Virginia, where he played 10 minutes, scored three points, grabbed five rebounds and blocked a shot. READ | North Fulton running back re-signs with NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers READ | March Madness 2018: 7 from Gwinnett to watch in the NCAA tournament READ … [Read more...] about March Madness 2018: 5 from N. Fulton to watch in the NCAA tournament
In this Oct. 13, 2017 file photo, former President Barack Obama, right, and former first lady Michelle Obama arrive for the first session of the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wisconsin in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten conference tournament, Friday, March 2, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)In this Feb. 21, 2018, file photo, Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma watches the action in the second half of an NCAA basketball game against Tulane, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld, File) CHICAGO — Former President Barack Obama has picked his NCAA Tournament brackets, and he has Michigan State winning the men’s title and — no surprises — UConn winning the women’s championship. Obama has the Spartans beating Bucknell, Syracuse, Duke, and top-seeded Kansas to reach the Final … [Read more...] about Barack Obama picks Michigan St., UConn to win NCAA tournaments
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Early Lead by Jacob Bogage by Jacob Bogage Email the author March 14 at 5:42 PM Email the author Obama is a longtime college basketball fan, but he’s not a fan of upsets apparently. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press) Move over, Trump drama and NCAA basketball scandal. Former president Barack Obama has filled out NCAA tournament brackets for both the men’s and women’s field. Finally, something fun to talk about. Obama has filled out a bracket and released it publicly every year since 2009, his first year in office. He generally doesn’t pick a lot of upsets, and he’s fond of college basketball blue … [Read more...] about Obama reveals his NCAA tournament brackets and they’re full of chalk
By James H. Williams | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: March 10, 2018 at 10:06 pm | UPDATED: March 11, 2018 at 10:09 pm The jigsaw puzzle known as the NCAA Tournament has all of its pieces and it is time to see how it all comes together. Bracket Breakdown: West Region: Xavier earns No. 1 seed in a loaded field. Midwest Region: Full of heavyweights but lower seeds are dangerous East – Still to come South Region: Virginia not flashy but formidable Make sure to check back often for updates this weekend. If viewing on a mobile device, view our update feed here. Below you can find a list of the 32 conference champions that earned an automatic bid. The other 36 teams were determined by the tournament committee. Conference Champions: AAC – CincinnatiACC – VirginiaAmerica East – UMBCAtlantic 10 – DavidsonAtlantic Sun – LipscombBig East – VillanovaBig Sky – MontanaBig South – RadfordBig Ten – MichiganBig 12 – … [Read more...] about Selection Sunday: Who is in, who is on the bubble? Everything you need to know about the NCAA Tournament
The madness that accompanies March always has an appetizer of sorts. The kind where college basketball teams are projected in or out of the NCAA tournament field and their seeds constantly fluctuate. That non-stop predicting madness begins here at USA TODAY Sports — 34 days away from Selection Sunday. Except what's most surprising about our debut bracket isn't necessarily the teams that have made the projected field of 68. It's who is up top. Heading into 2017-18, Duke, Kentucky, Arizona and Michigan State were the usual suspects to land No. 1 seeds. None of these kingpins are better than No. 3 seeds, which isn't all that surprising given how easily preseason expectations can be shattered in three months. What is surprising is how dominant Virginia has been in the ACC and Purdue has been in the Big Ten. And what is downright stunning is who else ascended to the top seed marks. Auburn a No. 1 seed? Clemson and Texas Tech as No. 2 seeds? Tennessee a No. 3 … [Read more...] about NCAA tournament bracketology: Villanova, Virginia, Purdue and Auburn are No. 1 seeds
As the calendar nears its flip from January to February, Xavier basketball's resume is about to come under greater scrutiny. As a symptom of the proximity to March Madness, which is now about a month away, basketball programs and fan bases across America will begin paying closer attention to their resumes and how those translate to the all-important NCAA Tournament.For Xavier, currently the sixth-ranked team in America, there can be little doubt of an NCAA Tournament berth after its success to date. The rest of the 2017-18 season will be about ensuring the best possible seeding. So-called bracketology discussions are typically comprised of two pieces: A resume breakdown and the resulting bracket projection.For Xavier, both pieces are sterling. More: Streaking Xavier men's basketball readies for slumping St. John's More: Doc: If Bearcats and Musketeers should meet for the title ... For the 2018 NCAA Tournament, the tournament selection committee is … [Read more...] about Bracketology: How does Xavier basketball project for the NCAA Tournament?
Grand Canyon's real work towards its first NCAA Tournament appearance begins Saturday in Seattle, where the Antelopes open Western Athletic Conference basketball play. They return home on Thursday to take on New Mexico State, which still is king of the WAC, despite GCU being picked by coaches and media in preseason to win the conference. This is GCU's first opportunity to get into the NCAA Tournament, after going through its first four years in the WAC on probation as it transitioned from Division II to I. New Mexico State let GCU know in December that, despite the newbies from head coach to throughout the roster, it still is the team to beat with its win against Big Ten Illinois in Chicago. The Aggies also ended then-No. 7 Miami's perfect season on Dec. 24. RELATED: GCU mens basketball schedule 2017-18 GCU, meanwhile, couldn't close out its road game at Illinois in the Antelopes' final non-conference game, a 62-58 loss. "It's going to be really good," … [Read more...] about GCU basketball won’t have easy road through WAC to gain 1st NCAA Tournament spot