When the NCAA Tournament brackets first came out, the at-large selections that drew the biggest criticism were VCU and UAB.
It was widely acknowledged that college basketball was down this year.
It would take a major upset for No. 8 George Mason to take down No. 1 Ohio State on Sunday afternoon.
Controversial? Yes. Shocking? Sure. Unfortunate for Pittsburgh fans? Absolutely. A referee debacle? Quite the contrary.
Unless you plan to play a sport in college, athletics should have a minimal influence on your school choice. Realistically, we understand that is not the case.
The Louisville Cardinals have the dubious distinction of being the highest-seeded team to be upset early in the NCAA tournament.
After just one day of games — sorry, I refuse to count the play-ins — the 2011 NCAA Tournament has already featured a ton of excitement.
Sometimes it can get dangerous standing courtside at a basketball game. Players come diving into the stands and take out fans, camera people, and reporters quite regularly.