11 Million Brackets Vs. ESPN, CBS, And Fox Experts: Who Was Better?

More often than not, making predictions is an invitation to codify dumb opinions into novelty forecasts, flushed and forgotten as soon as they're made. The NCAA Tournament, though, provides us with a unique opportunity to evaluate just how full of crap expert opinions are. Specifically, we can compare the bracket… » 4/10/14 1:00pm 4/10/14 1:00pm

One Shitty Moment: March Madness's Saddest Players (And Drake)

Just compelling as the faces of the victors in the NCAA tournament are the reactions of those who came up short. I say reactions instead of faces since most of the time, the losers try to hide their faces with their hands, jerseys, towels—whatever's available. Here are the best pictures of those sad players (and… » 4/08/14 4:01pm 4/08/14 4:01pm

How A Clever Kansas Play Went Viral And Took Over College Basketball

Kansas was on the ropes. Down five against Stanford with 21.5 seconds remaining, it appeared the Jayhawks would fail to make the second weekend of the NCAA tournament for the fourth time under coach Bill Self. This being March, though, a month where games aren't over until there has been a buzzer beater or an official… » 4/07/14 5:54pm 4/07/14 5:54pm

Final Four Teamcasts Leave Viewers Confused, Enraged About "Bias"

Tonight's Final Four games were aired on TBS, with team-specific broadcasts on TNT and TruTV. This was explained to people for weeks, but it seems lots of them did not get the message—even with a large bug in the corner of the screen identifying the broadcasts as being oriented toward one of the two teams (and, of… » 4/05/14 10:13pm 4/05/14 10:13pm

Despite Slow Start, UConn Beats Top-Seeded Florida To Advance To Final

The last time Florida lost, it was to Connecticut on December 2, 2013. The Gators won their next 30 games until tonight—the last time they'll lose this season—which was, again, to UConn. Uconn beat Florida 63-53 on a night they went the first four minutes without scoring a point and found themselves in a 16-4 hole… » 4/05/14 8:57pm 4/05/14 8:57pm

Which Pundit Has The Worst Bracket Heading Into The Final Four?

As we count down to the Final Four this week, let's see which pundit's bracket is in the best shape. As a reminder, we are tracking 26 "experts" this year (from ESPN, Yahoo, SI, CBS Sports) as well as the president. To revisit our rankings after the first weekend, see our prior post. » 4/02/14 7:00pm 4/02/14 7:00pm

ESPN College Hoops Writer Makes Terrible "Bold Predictions"

Last Wednesday, ESPN college basketball writer Myron Medcalf made "10 Bold Predictions" for the upcoming Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight. Now that the dust has settled, it's clear that Medcalf's predictions were indeed very bold, and also very wrong. Let's go through them one by one: » 3/31/14 12:06pm 3/31/14 12:06pm