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  • Authorities identify seven people who threatened referee after Kentucky's NCAA tourney loss

    05/28/2017 1:14:15 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 27, 2017 | Jeff Eisenberg
    A two-month investigation by a Nebraska prosecutor has identified seven people who threatened referee John Higgins after Kentucky’s 75-73 NCAA tournament loss to North Carolina last March. Those seven people could eventually face charges from the FBI or authorities in their jurisdictions, Sarpy County Attorney Lee Polikov told the Associated Press on Friday. “Based on the investigation’s findings, our office has determined that no local charges will be filed and that pursuit of any criminal charges would be best served by deferring to authorities in the appropriate jurisdictions,” Polikov said in a statement. Kentucky coach John Calipari incited a firestorm...
  • LaVar Ball on UCLA losing in March Madness: 'You can't win no championship with 3 white guys'

    04/08/2017 4:04:32 AM PDT · by Enchante · 55 replies
    Business Insider UK ^ | Emmett Knowlton
    "Realistically you can't win no championship with three white guys because the foot speed is too slow," LaVar told The Orange County Register on Thursday. "I told Lonzo, 'One of these games you might need to go for 30 or 40 points.' It turned out that was the one game. Then once they get to the Elite 8, they're right there." This season, UCLA started three white players: TJ Leaf, Bryce Alford, and Thomas Welsh.
  • CAROLINA: A stick in the eye to the NCAA

    04/03/2017 9:20:48 PM PDT · by Hatteras · 43 replies
    umm.... me? ^ | now | Me
    For the biology-challenged NCAA, you can take the tournaments out of North Carolina but the best college basketball programs in America still call Tobacco Road home.
  • NCAA gives North Carolina ultimatum on ‘bathroom bill’

    03/27/2017 11:40:38 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 81 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 27 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    The NCAA is threatening to remove North Carolina from consideration to host championship games for the foreseeable future if the state does not repeal a law regulating public restrooms, locker rooms and showers on the basis of biological sex. The collegiate sports league will announce championship locations from 2018 to 2022 on April 18, and it said North Carolina will not be among them unless HB2 is repealed.
  • California ignores travel ban to anti-LGBT states so UCLA can play in the Sweet 16

    03/25/2017 12:37:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Outsports ^ | 3/22/17 | Cyd Zeigler
    UPDATE: A spokesperson for Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian has confirmed that UCLA is funding part of the cost for the basketball team’s trip to Tennessee. Like a shell-game, they claimed that it isn’t state funds that are going to this trip — those funds are used for other things, like paying the salaries of people going on the trip and supporting the trip. Nazarian’s spokesperson said these funds are coming from ticket sales and other sources. It’s like a shell game. Just move funds around to limit exposure and liability. The funds that are going to pay for this trip could...
  • No Presidential Brackets This Year

    03/19/2017 8:16:14 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-19-17 | MOTUS
    For 8 long years the President of the United States would set everything else aside to study up and give ESPN his NCAA Tournament bracket picks – both the men’s and women’s so as not to be considered sexist. But now, that tradition is over:It seems President Trump has work to do and doesn’t have time. Funny, because Barry always made it look so easy -being President I mean:Shoot! Did I forget to write down my economic plan!? Again?It must have gotten lost on my desk.No worries, TOTUS will come up with something.See?Maybe the trick was knowing how to relax:The...
  • How to watch the NCAA tournament while at work (basketball live thread)

    03/16/2017 8:48:14 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 16, 2017 | Chris Ciaccia
    Every game will be streamed live via the NCAA March Madness Live mobile app. It’s available for free on the App Store and Google Play, so basketball fans can watch all the buzzer beaters and Cinderella stories on their iPhones and Android phones. Fans can also watch games that are broadcast on CBS, TNT, TBS and truTV on their desktop computer and other mobile devices. Links to CBS Sports for the iPhone and Android devices can be found
  • March Madness Betting Pools are Illegal

    03/29/2016 5:07:50 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/24/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    The NCAA men’s basketball tournament, March Madness, kicks off today. But if you’re one of the millions that takes part in filling out your brackets and putting some money into a betting pool with your friends, you’re breaking Michigan law. State law allows an exception for small bets during poker games, but almost everything else is against the law. The state department notes, “Participating in betting pools based on sports, or anything else, is illegal.” Michigan sponsors a state lottery (with the funds benefiting government), but individuals gambling on themselves is a no-no. So enjoy the tournament – but bet...
  • Texas A&M Beats Northern Iowa in Craziest March Madness Comeback Ever

    03/21/2016 1:28:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Slate ^ | March 21, 2016 | Josh Levin
    On Friday night, Northern Iowa’s Paul Jesperson made a shot that nobody ever makes to send his team to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Two days after the Panthers sunk that miracle buzzer-beater from half-court, Northern Iowa got sunk by the greatest-slash-most-horrifying comeback in the history of March Madness —and probably in the history of college basketball. The only consolation for the Panthers: The game was on truTV, so a total of eight people probably saw it happen. With 44.3 seconds to go in the second half, Northern Iowa’s Jeremy Morgan made two free throws to give the...
  • Obama Posts NCAA Brackets Before SCOTUS Pick

    03/16/2016 11:21:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 61 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama revealed his 2016 NCAA basketball tournament brackets hours before revealing his choice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.
  • Mitt Romney’s NCAA Bracket Was Almost Perfect

    04/08/2015 5:40:24 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 43 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | April 7, 2015 | CBS Boston Staff
    BOSTON (CBS) –It might just be the biggest upset of the NCAA tournament. Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican nominee for president, has never claimed to be an expert on basketball. But his March Madness bracket turned out to be one of the most accurate in the country, finishing in the 99.9th percentile. Romney correctly picked Duke as the national champion, nailed the Final Four and selected six of the Elite Eight teams. His bracket was leaked by a source to the Huffington Post. In 2012, Romney said he decided not to fill out a bracket because...
  • ESPN Creates PR Disaster By Refusing To Pay 6th Grader For NCAA Pool Victory

    04/08/2015 10:45:43 AM PDT · by drewh · 75 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 11:12 am, April 8th, 2015 | Joe Concha
    Guess how much ESPN is worth these days… A) $10 billion B) $25 billion C) $50 billion If you answered C, you win a gold star…which is about all that 12-year-old Sam Holtz of Illinois will take home after winning ESPN’s bracket challenge. One problem: Said challenge is supposed to pay $20,000 and a trip to Maui to a randomly-drawn winner among the top 1%. But because Sam is only 12, he’s ineligible to be considered for the prize. Rules are rules — that’s understood. In this case, Sam used his Dad’s email address to enter his picks. But ESPN...
  • Mitt Romney Nailed His NCAA Bracket, Remains in the Top 1 Percent

    04/07/2015 4:55:21 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 3 replies
    After all the upsets and buzzer-beaters, Mitt Romney remains in his element as a member of the March Madness 1 percent.
  • NCAA National Championship Wisconsin v Duke (+1, 140 o/u) CBS TV 9:18pm EDT thread

    04/06/2015 3:16:50 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 278 replies
    NCAA National Championship Wisconsin v Duke (+1, 140 o/u) CBS TV 9:18pm EDT thread
  • Wisconsin Breaks Kentucky Streak in Final Four Thriller -- 71-64

    04/04/2015 8:18:27 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 68 replies
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  • Kentucky cannot overcome Obama curse!

    04/04/2015 8:23:25 PM PDT · by bray · 48 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 4/4/15 | bray
    With all of the top players in the country Kentucky could not overcome the Obama curse. He picked them to win and just like Bibi, Wisconsin was able to win in a huge upset. Maybe he will pick Hillary.
  • Kentucky's perfect season ends with 71-64 loss to Wisconsin

    04/05/2015 1:05:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 4, 2015 | EDDIE PELLS
    ".....The hard-nosed Wisconsin Badgers did what nobody else could Saturday night — knocking off the Wildcats 71-64 behind 20 points and 11 rebounds from Frank Kaminsky and a clutch comeback down the stretch. Now, it's Wisconsin heading to the final to play Duke, an 81-61 winner over Michigan State in the earlier — and much less entertaining — semifinal. "It gives us another 40 minutes, I know that," said Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan, who leads the Badgers to their first final since 1941. And Kentucky has a long ride home, finishing the season at 38-1 — two wins short of...
  • Final Four Thread Michigan St v Duke; Wisconsin V UK

    04/04/2015 3:39:26 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 43 replies
    Final Four live on TBS, TNT.
  • Wisconsin, Kentucky governors make friendly wager: Cheese, sausage & root beer vs. bourbon

    04/03/2015 11:35:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    Fox 6 Now ^ | April 3, 2015
    MADISON (WITI) — Governors Scott Walker and Steve Beshear offered up a friendly wager on Friday, April 3rd in anticipation of the NCAA Final Four men’s basketball game on Saturday. Governor Walker bet an assortment of Wisconsin cheese and sausage, and root beer, that the Wisconsin Badgers will win, while Governor Beshear wagered Kentucky bourbon for a University of Kentucky Wildcats victory. In a news release, Gov. Walker said the following: “The Badgers have had an incredible season thus far and have represented Wisconsin admirably both on and off the court. As we face the Kentucky Wildcats in the Final...
  • NCAA president 'very pleased' with revisions to Indiana law

    04/02/2015 7:41:59 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 22 replies
    Argus Press ^ | 4-2-2015 | ap
    NCAA President Mark Emmert says the association is "very pleased" with revisions to Indiana's religious objections law that critics feared would lead to discrimination against gays and lesbians. Indiana lawmakers unveiled an amended bill Thursday morning.