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Inside Sports: A Brief History and Explanation of NCAA Basketball’s March Madness

NCAA College Basketball March Madness

In early March we start to hear things like; bracketology, RPI, eye test, automatic bid, Cinderella, sleeper, dark horse, and it all means that the Madness of March is approaching.

A time, when for a brief moment at least, in the United States, everyone is connected to their media devices wondering who will win in the NCAA Basketball Tournament and how it will affect their bracket and what each win or loss will do to their standing in the office bracket pool.

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February has been Widely Considered a Wasteland in the American Sports Landscape, It’s NOT

1995 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Cover with Daniela Pestova

For some reason, February has been widely considered a wasteland in the American sports landscape. This is because most American sports fans look at February as a pause between the National Football League’s Super Bowl and Major League Baseball with a stopover in College Basketball for March Madness. But that is not the case, far from it. There is plenty of sport to go around in February for the American sports fan, even more for the worldly sports fan.

Below are 10 reasons February isn’t the sports wasteland that most seem to think it is. Because there are plenty of things for sports fans to get excited about.

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Defining “Inning”: A declassification of the word (Using Baseball terms in Football)

A Football Inning

Yesterday in the Ohio State v. Wisconsin football game, the head referee, in his explanation of overtime, described it as innings. It was one of the simplest and shortest explanations of overtime in college football I’ve ever witnessed.

We know that in college football’s overtime rules each team gets to play offense and defense at least once, so it is very easy to comprehend them as innings. But where does the word innings come from?

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Football over Rhodes Scholarship… What would you do?

Patrick Witt Yale Quarterback rawpixel-792239-unsplash

Patrick Witt, the starting QB for Yale University has made his decision. He will play in “The Game” this weekend as Yale travels to Harvard. For Witt, a senior, this could be his equivalent of the Super Bowl. Ryan Fitzpatrick aside, most Ivy League quaterbacks don’t play in the NFL. They do however go on to successful careers, which has more to do with their Ivy league education than their on field football prowess.

Witt, whose application for a Rhodes Scholarship was accepted, decided not to go to the interview. Why?

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