Sweet 16 field proves football money matters even in hoops

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Even in March, college football matters when it comes to advancing in the men's basketball tournament. Not being good at football, of course, or Kansas wouldn't have even made the CBI. But having access to the revenue produced by it is a game-changer that makes a difference in powering power ...

Sunday’s big NCAA winner: Genitalia

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

College sports are played by college kids, and sometimes college kids say things that, say, a 30-year-old would not. After all, like Bill Cosby always used to tell us, "Here, have a drink" kids say the darndest things. Both Virginia forward Darion Atkins and Wichita State guard Fred Van Vleet fell ...

NCAA Tournament East Regional ticket prices skyrocket

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

New York is going crazy for March Madness. Madison Square Garden will host the East Regional of the NCAA Tournament on Friday and Sunday, and as of Wednesday night ticket prices were going through the roof. The median price paid on StubHub for a full set of Sweet 16 and Elite ...

68 facts for the 68 teams in the 2014 NCAA Tournament

Monday, March 17th, 2014

With $1 billion potentially on the line, filling out an NCAA tournament bracket takes on more meaning this year than ever before. And thus you will be looking up obscure numbers such as RPI and BPI and offensive and defensive efficiency as you try to fill out that perfect bracket. Well, ...

NCAA Tourney’s biggest winners and losers

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Sixteen teams remain in this year's NCAA tournament, which means we've had plenty of winners and losers over the course of the first two rounds. But who has won or lost the most? Here's a region-by-region look at the best and worst the tournament has had to offer so far.

Big Ten rules drunken bracket

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

There's plenty of people out there who don't know what the hell they're doing when filling out a bracket, but worry not -- Yahoo Sports has been waiting for you to arrive. Providing insight from the opposite end of the scientific spectrum as Nate Silver's projections, Yahoo lets you auto-fill a ...

Jump Into Our Pool

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Do you like the NCAA Tournament? Do you like proving that you are the smartest person on the internet? Then we may have something for you. Free of charge -- and free of prizes -- we've decided to start our own Rumors and Rants tournament pool on Yahoo. If you click on ...

Joe Lunardi Stars In “Jumping The Gun”

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

One of my favorite parts of Gregg Easterbrook's weekly "Tuesday Morning Quarterback" column/novel on ESPN.com is hisĀ  recognition of Christmas Creep. Though that title may suggest an expose of pedophiles dressed as Santa Claus, it's actually his latest example of someone putting up Christmas displays in their store around the ...