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March Madness brings the most exciting time of the college basketball season

March brings the March Madness Tournament for the NCAA 
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Matthew Ferreira

March 19, 2019

Saturday and Sunday were huge days in the National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball world and as a result, we now have the official NCAA March Madness bracket.The tournament favorite among many, Duke University, won the ACC championship over Florida State on a terrific performan...

To cure Super Bowl hangovers, watch more sports

A detail of a New England Patriots player raising the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Patriots defeat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Matthew Ferreira

February 10, 2019

Sunday's big game brought with it the dreadful fact that the NFL season has come to an end. For many football fans, this can feel as if the dark ages have started all over again. But fear not, there are plenty of ways to cope with the coming months.There are all kinds of options to keep you entertain...

1-16 upset tops March Madness upsets as Villanova takes home National Championship

Michigan and Villanova in a battle to win the title of champion for the NCAA March Madness Tournament. Getty Images photo by Grant Halverson

Courtney Chapman

April 5, 2018

The 2018 March Madness certainly lived up to its name. The tournament was full of upset wins, many surprises and history being made. Last time you checked in, March Madness was moving into the Elite Eight which consisted of: No. 1 seed Kansas University and No. 2 seed Duke from the Midwestern confere...

March has brought the madness once again

The No. 1 seed Virginia losing to No. 16 UMBC has been one of the biggest upsets in the tournament thus far. 

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Courtney Chapman

March 22, 2018

Everyone knows that with every passing March, the most prestigious tournament in college basketball happens: March Madness. March Madness is a series of games against different seeds of Division I college basketball teams. The tournament starts off with 64 different teams playing each other depending...

March Madness preview

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Patrick Pace

March 17, 2016

It's every college basketball fan's favorite time of the year. The March Madness tournament, where anything and everything can happen. There are 68 teams, but only one can win. In this preview I'm going to give my opinion on possible upsets in the opening round, my picks for the final four and the ev...

NCAA should wield clout to pressure Indiana on religious freedom law

NCAA should wield clout to pressure Indiana on religious freedom law

Kevin Lucena

April 13, 2015

No more Final Four, no more Cinderella stories and no more cutting-down-the-net ceremony. No, I don’t mean canceling the NCAA Tournament altogether. Just don’t hold any more of the events in Indiana. Every few years the NCAA selects Indiana to host either the men’s or women’s Final ...

Best Chico bars to watch the NCAA finals

The Graduate, a popular sports bar frequented Chico State students. Photo credit: Zach Aucella

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 1, 2015

Your bracket? Busted. Your stomach? Hungry. Your throat? Parched. If you're a college student watching the NCAA Tournament, this sounds like you. Here is a guide to the best five bars to check out for students trying to watch the NCAA Final Four and the National Championship this weekend. Unfortunately...

March Madness inspires bracket mayhem

March Madness inspires bracket mayhem

Kevin Lucena

March 17, 2015

March Madness is back. All across the country, people are filling out brackets online and turning them in for the big dance. On any given night, any of the top 64 teams in the country can beat any of the other top 64 teams in the tournament. No other sports championship offers that much ...

Students participate in March Madness bracket

Chico State men's track member Derek Taylor. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

benjamin marquez

March 18, 2014

A Willy Wonka-type feeling is back for men's college basketball fans this March with a figurative golden ticket that will be available in a bracket form. The opportunity is provided by billionaire Warren Buffett and Quicken Loans offering $1 billion for a perfect March Madness bracket. For college ...

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