Where is the fun in today’s March Madness?

By Joe Hines
PSDC Staff & Chicago Guru

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I enjoy the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, AKA March Madness, as much as the next guy. I dutifully fill out bracketsĀ and watch them go up in flames along with 99 percent of the rest of the population midway through the first day of the tourney. Here in Northern Illinois, there isn’t much of a regional interest since, for the second straight year, no team from the state made the tournament. The University of Wisconsin is only about 60 miles from where I sit now, and most of my basketball-loving friends have adopted the Badgers as they wind their way through the West Region as a No. 1 seed. Here in my hometown of Rockford, we root for Wichita St. because the Shockers excellent guard, Fred Van Vleet went to high school here. [Read more…]

March Madness: The Factors at Play

By Josh Wiggins
PSDC March Madness Contributor

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March is upon us and we are only two weeks away from Selection Sunday. The frenzy of March Madness is already taking hold and will soon captivate a nation. Fans and analysts alike have been watching all year, and every one of them seem to have a unique perspective on how this tournament will play out. Whether driven by heart or head, these predictions often fail to turn out exactly as planned year after year. The reason for this? Everything. The thing about college basketball is that there are so many factors at play in each round, each game, even each possession. The field is always filled with brilliant coaches, prolific players and a few spoilers. This year will be no different, and the only thing we can be certain about is the uncertainty of each and every result. [Read more…]