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March Madness

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Top March Madness Articles

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  • Out of 16 books, a champion will emerge

    The fifth annual Tournament of Books at the online magazine the Morning News -- a sort of bookish March Madness -- has begun, and it's had its share of upsets. In the second matchup last week, the literary heavyweight "Netherland" by Joseph O'Neill...
  • TV Ratings: 'Grey's Anatomy' beats hoops Thursday

    Fast National ratings for Thursday, March 19, 2009 Ratings for the opening night of the NCAA basketball tournament improved some over last year's tipoff, but ABC grabbed the night's biggest audience. ABC averaged a 7.3 rating/12 share in primetime to...
  • TV Ratings: March Madness makes CBS happy Friday

    Fast National ratings for Friday, March 20, 2009 Day two of the NCAA basketball tournament gave CBS an easy ratings victory on Friday night. CBS averaged a 5.2 rating/9 share in primetime (the numbers will change a bit when adjusted for the live...
  • Detroit takes 'off' from difficult times

    DETROIT — Not everyone in this city cares about college basketball, certainly not the guy standing outside a downtown office building with a ladder. A cold wind rattles down the avenue as Joe Gwisdalla and the rest of the maintenance crew hurry...
  • Hokie sheds 'shooter' label

    Hokie sheds 'shooter' label
    Although he might not realize it, A.D. Vassallo should be happy that North Carolina won the national championship. Teams don't get more exposure than the starring role in "One Shining Moment," CBS' annual tribute to March Madness, and that spotlight...
  • Teel Time: One-on-one with John Wooden, the Wizard of Westwood

    Teel Time: One-on-one with John Wooden, the Wizard of Westwood
    - Retired UCLA coach came to Norfolk in 1998 - Said the dunk is bad for the game - Never made more than $40,000 John Wooden attended the 1998 McDonald's High School All-American Game n Norfolk and the day prior graciously granted me an interview. He...
  • The Bell Curve: And we are all connected

    A weekend of contrasts, if anyone was listening, or watching. Just for starters, the humility of John Wooden opposite the arrogance of Mike Garrett -- with politicians gearing up for the next round of half-truths and slander from the sidelines. The...
  • Mesa Musings: Another football to relish

    I have a confession to make.I have a confession to make. My name is Jim, and I'm a World Cup-aholic. I've gone gaga, cuckoo, banana crackers over soccer's premier international tournament. I've always been a huge fan of "real" football — that...
  • 'When the Game Was Ours'

    'When the Game Was Ours'
    In the spring of 1979, Earvin "Magic" Johnson and his Michigan State team faced off against Larry Bird and his undefeated Indiana State squad to decide the collegiate basketball championship. Johnson and the Spartans prevailed in a game that introduced...
  • The Bell Curve: All I want for Christmas is UCI in March Madness

    If I could convert my Christmas gifts this year into a single bequest — and world peace was not one of my options — I would give the UC Irvine basketball team a trip to March Madness. As players, not spectators. You know about March...
  • Barack Obama knows more about hoops than I do

     
    Just watched Barack Obama fill out his bracket with ESPN's Andy Katz, picking North Carolina, his workout pals, to win it all. I am not sure whether this is a good or bad thing, but the president of the......