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NCAA Update: Underdogs Rule Over Favs

Sports fans roared or gasped in shocked. Players thrust theirs arms in the air to celebrate victory. People always love a good Cinderella story, and this year’s NCAA March Madness has provided that in multiple games early on in the tourney. Some examples? Florida Gulf Coast University over San Diego State and Georgetown. Wichita State over Gonzaga. Cal over UNLV. You get the picture.

These underdogs have gone through a rags-to-riches run, and some of the teams have proven their worth dominating over successful basketball teams in just the first round. Sure, the fan favorites have proven their worth time and time, to earn their title as the possible winners. And of course, the media magnifies the publicity around it, even so much that the players get a little upper hand and shot to get drafted in the NBA.

However, it’s the underdogs such as Florida Gulf Coast University that has given the beautiful Cinderella story so far. While their opponents have been superior, but ultimately it’s the team’s chemistry, heart, and drive that allows them to claim the title as victors. And surely, fans keep wanting more to see little David beat mighty Goliath.

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The madness is everywhere. Even President Obama has joined in on the frenzy and has selected who he thinks will advance every round of the March Madness tournament.

From the looks of it, he has picked favorites such as Louisville, Duke, and Kansas to make it far in the tournament, with Indiana taking it all in the end. How does your bracket compare to the Commander-in-Chief.

 POTUS Vs. You

March Madness Begins: May the Odds Be Every in Your Favor.

Today marks the beginning of the March Madness tourney – one the most exciting time in sports, for all those who follow. With brackets filled and locked in now, people bet on who they think is going to advance in every round and most importantly, win it all. There are many teams that stand out and ruled out as favorites, but this tournament can always be unpredictable, as ‘Cinderella Story’ teams tend to pull surprising upsets.

Who do you think is going to win it all? Tell us your thoughts.

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March Means One Thing: Madness

It’s almost the conclusion of the NCAA basketball season, leaving teams making a final push for a coveted spot in the tourney bracket, also known as March Madness. And with a week until the tournament, these collegiate teams are sure to put in blood, sweat, and tears in every game and hope to win a title at the end of all of it.

A total of 68 teams will partake in the battle for the prestigious title of NCAA champion. As with any sport, there’s always a list of favorites and underdogs but any way can go; the tournament leading up to March Madness can be unpredictable because heavy weights have fallen during the regular season.

The Elite.

Top favorites include Georgetown Hoyas, California Golden Bears, and NC Tarheels, among the few who will finish off the year with a winning record. Despite some road bumps during the season, critics predict they will continue to strive and dominate in the tournament.

Crumble to Fall. The Syracuse Orange, Louisville Cardinals, and Miami Hurricanes were seen as strong contenders early into the season but after facing some woes and failures, these teams are predicted to make exits, even during the first round. The defense aspect of the teams has hindered them from from closing out basketball games.

The Surprising. A few teams, that are not even ranked, have been predicted to make headlines this year for their respective stellar performances throughout the year. Creighton Bluejays, Wichita State, and UNLV Rebels have made names for themselves amongst a competitive pool f teams.

The madness begins on Tuesday, March 19th and will last approximately two weeks, ending Monday, April 8th.

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