March Madness

Derrick Williams

Thompson: Tourney Upsets, Hoops Parity And Young Stars

Lately I’ve been hearing a lot about how watered-down college basketball is and while I can’t completely disagree, it sure has made tournament exciting.


Joey Rodriguez

Thompson: Proving Doubters Wrong Fueling VCU

The members of the selection committee are feeling much better about themselves after the first weekend of the tournament.


Ben Hansbrough #23 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish looks to pass against the Florida State Seminoles in the first half during the third round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the United Center on March 20, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Luck Of The Irish Can’t Stop Upset

Bernard James scored 14 points, Michael Snaer added 13 and Florida State showed there’s more to its game than defense with a 71-57 upset of second-seeded Notre Dame on Sunday night that put the Seminoles in the regional semifinals for the first time since 1993.

670 The Score–03/20/2011

Notre Dame forward Jack Cooley looks down in the locker room after a third-round NCAA Southwest Regional tournament college basketball game against the Florida State in Chicago, Sunday, March 20, 2011. Florida State won 71-57. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)

Schuster: Upsets Galore At The United Center

Not one but two shocking upsets at the United Center Sunday night. And not only were they upsets but blowouts as well. In the first game #11 Virginia Commonwealth dominated from start to finish eliminating […]

CBS Chicago–03/20/2011

Illinois' Mike Tisdale is guarded by Kansas Tyshawn Taylor, center and Thomas Robinson during the second half of a Southwest Regional NCAA tournament third-round college basketball game on Sunday, March 20, 2011, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Illini Run Ends With Kansas

In a bracket filled with upsets, top-seeded Kansas is jumping for joy.

670 The Score–03/20/2011

March Madness App. (Credit: iTunes)

iPhone App Offers Channel Help For March Madness

Having trouble finding the proper cable channel to watch your favorite NCAA basketball game? Well, the iPhone has an app for that.


Kenneth Faried

Dorfman: Mixing The Madness

I was really hoping to sit back and catch all the games yesterday. Unfortunately, my landlord has this annoying habit of wanting his rent every month so I had to pay some attention to other projects.

670 The Score–03/18/2011

Northwestern Wildcats

Dorfman: College Hoops In Chicago, The Young And The Hopeless

We are now at the start of the March Madness. We gather around our computers and smartphones and hope our teams have a successful run so we can get the unfiltered thrill that only comes with the purity of college basketball.

670 The Score–03/16/2011

Derrick Rose

Rock’s Rant: March Madness Could Be So Much Better If…

Don’t feel bad… are not alone. March Madness has become as American as the Air Jordans (made in China).

670 The Score–03/14/2011

Mike Davis

Wisch: Illini Redemption, Thy Name is Kruger (And Self)

It’s filled with potential potholes and a bunch of hazard cones (orange ones, of course), and the only exit ramp off it leads straight back to Champaign.


2010 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

Bernstein: If You Fill Out Multiple Brackets, You’re A Loser

Don’t be that guy, this year. We all hate him, the one shouting “I had that!” and strutting past cubicles when a four-seed loses to Buttcrack State on a flailing put-back.

670 The Score–03/11/2011

Keith Benson

A Look At Some Tournament Sleepers

With conference tournaments already underway, it’s not too late to to starting pegging some teams that could slip under the radar and do some damage once the big dance starts.

670 The Score–03/10/2011

NCAA Championship Trophy

Get To Know The New March Madness Format

This year’s NCAA Tournament will be the biggest in its 72-year history. And as a result, there are a few changes to the format that all fans should be aware of.


NCAA Final Four Practice

Tourney Expansion ‘Always On List Of Topics’ For NCAA

Right now the NCAA’s focus is squarely on making sure the 68-team tournament goes off without a hitch, but that doesn’t they’re not considering expanding the tournament once again.


2010 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

Thompson: Thankful For A Field Of 68, Not 96

It’s official – March Madness is here and kicks into high gear this week as conference tournaments begin. Some sports fans say this is the best time of the year and I don’t argue with that.

670 The Score–03/08/2011

Ohio State Fans

Thompson: Madness, A Month Early

It has been said that February is one of the dead spots in the sports calendar.

670 The Score–02/22/2011

2010 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

Regular Season Parity Makes For ‘Exciting’ March Madness

As the days of February begin to fall by the wayside by the NCAA men’s basketball tournament inches closer.

670 The Score–02/14/2011

NCAA Championship Game

For First Time Ever, All March Madness Games On TV

Across the country college basketball teams are getting ready for the final portion of the season. Some teams have already guaranteed a place in the NCAA Tournament, others will need every game to get there.


Demetri McCamey

Muller: B1G Ten Predictions Through The (Almost) Midway Point

Well, B1G Ten fans, we are quickly approaching the meat and potatoes of the basketball season. Can you believe it?