When eight-seed Wisconsin exposed Villanova’s fatal flaw—the Wildcats had no big man to dissuade the large Badger boys from pounding the paint—the East suddenly became America’s new nightmare: it was officially Duke’s to lose. The Blue Devils had a clear (not easy) path to the Final Four, made all that much easier by…
Nigel Hayes has already endeared himself to the world through his adorable obsession with the NCAA tournament stenographer. Now well-versed in the ways of stenography, Hayes spent part of yesterday's press conference learning a valuable lesson about hot mics.
At the NCAA tournament, all player and coach interviews are transcribed by a stenographer, to be handed out to the media for ease of accurately quoting. It is, admittedly, a fascinating, fast-paced job, featuring a stenotype machine that works unlike anything most people have ever seen.