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  1. Let Them Eat …;

    Bryan Curtis

    It's not every year you hear the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four say he goes to bed at night hungry. Sorry, did that stack the deck from the start? Did that make your confetti curl? We'll talk about last night'...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  2. NCAA Championship Shootaround

    Grantland Staff

    Last night in North Texas, March Madness finally came to a cacophonous, crazy, based conclusion. Here are some riffs and GIFs on Connecticut's huge win over Kentucky and the end of the college basketball season. Mark Titus: I...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  3. North Texas …; Anaheim East …; What Is Arlington?

    Bryan Curtis

    "Where is the Final Four?" sounds like a headline handcrafted for SEO. It's actually a question that's been haunting the NCAA tournament all weekend. In a break during Saturday night's Wisconsin-Kentu...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  4. Titus’s 12 Tournament Observations: Final Four Edition

    Mark Titus

    There's one game left. But before we talk about tonight's NCAA final between UConn and Kentucky, let's look back at the weekend. 1. Aaron Harrison is Robert Horry. The most mind-blowing thing about Harrison's streak of thr...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  5. Titus’s Final Four Preview

    Mark Titus

    The most entertaining tournament since at least last year's tournament is down to its last three games. You can choose any number of lenses through which to view this year's Final Four. Florida, the no. 1 overall seed, remains alive along ...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  6. Surviving Bo Ryan’s War on Wisconsin Basketball, and Loving...

    Brett Koremenos

    I am from Wisconsin, a fact I was reminded of, over and over again, on Facebook this past weekend. I couldn't look at the site without friends and family constantly sharing their feelings about the UW-Madison Badgers, their Elite Eight vict...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  7. Director’s Cut: ‘The Rabbit Hunter’ by Frank De...

    Michael MacCambridge

    It's difficult to overstate the reputation that Frank Deford enjoyed among readers and writers during the 1980s. In an era when long-form sports journalism - the literary-minded profile, or "takeout piece" - wa...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  8. Mark Titus’s All-Tournament Team

    Mark Titus

    Throughout the college basketball season I've been making various all-star teams - the best redheads, the best lefties, the best players from outside the United States. Well, now that we're headed into the Final Four, it's t...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  9. Forever Young

    Charles P. Pierce

    Once again, it's lovely when a small Southern school is able to reach for its dream in the NCAA tournament. It does warm the heart to see the slipper once again fit on Cinderella, though in this case, it's a high-end Jimmy Choo. I...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  10. Titus’s 20 Sweet 16 and Elite Eight Observations

    Mark Titus

    As is custom around these parts, I watched a bit of basketball this weekend. Here's what I saw. 1. This year's tournament was made for Gus Johnson. Thirteen games have been decided by three points or fewer. Seven games have gone to ov...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  11. Digging in the Tournament Crates: Xavier–Kansas State, the ...

    Andrew Sharp

    Every year the NCAA tournament produces so many unforgettable moments that it actually becomes hard to remember them all. Sure, there are images and games that remain indelible - Thomas Hill crying, Adam Morrison crying, a...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  12. Mark Titus’s NCAA Tournament Predictions: Sweet 16, Day 1!

    Mark Titus

    My bracket might be busted, but at least I'm perfect with every* tournament prediction I've made so far! Let's take a look at my five predictions for the opening night of the Sweet 16. (*In this instance, "every&rdq...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  13. A Historical College Basketball Thought Experiment: Beat a Team, ...

    Robert Mays

    Sunday afternoon was the first time in a while I wanted those awful Buffalo Wild Wings commercials to be real. Whatever it took for Wichita State and Kentucky to play the game until the end of time, I was in. It was the same feeling I had at the end...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  14. Is Virginia the Least-Respected Great Team in College Hoops Histo...

    Shane Ryan

    Let's start here: In this year's ESPN Bracket Challenge, 3.8 percent of all fans picked Virginia, the ACC tournament and regular-season champion (and no. 1 seed in the East Region), to win the national championship. That was almost&nbs...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  15. Mark Titus’s College Basketball Mega Mailbag

    Mark Titus

    I've got a ton of emails to respond to and you've only got so much time to read things on the Internet before your boss notices, so let's get right to it. According to tradition, I'm limiting the number of emails to 16 i...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  16. The March Madness Vasectomy

    Bryan Curtis

    Every March Madness vasectomy is different. You might have your reasons for asking a doctor to cut a small hole in your scrotum; extract the vas deferens; sever the tube and cauterize it; and then, after fixing one-eighth-inch titanium clamps to each...

    Blog | March 26, 2014