March Madness

San Diego State forward Josh Davis, left, forward Dwayne Polee II, center, and guard Xavier Thames smile during a news conference at the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Four teams seeking Elite Eight berths at Honda Center

ANAHEIM (CNS) – Berths in the Elite Eight will be on the line today when Baylor faces Wisconsin and Arizona takes on San Diego State in NCAA round of 16 games at Honda Center in […]


Wichita State guard Evan Wessel (3) and Cal Poly guard Ridge Shipley (10) go after the ball during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 21, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Wichita State goes to 35-0 with rout of Cal Poly

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The 35-0 record stands out in bold face. Putting the historic implications aside, Wichita State’s latest victims are believers they got schooled by a team most deserving of a top seed […]


Mercer forward Jakob Gollon (20) and guard Langston Hall (21) celebrate after defeating Duke 78-71 in an NCAA college basketball second-round game against Duke, Friday, March 21, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

NCAA upsets crush perfect bracket hopes

And then there were three. A second day of upsets left only three people with a chance to win the $1 billion prize Warren Buffet is offering for a perfect NCAA tournament bracket. Most of […]


Mercer guard Kevin Canevari (3) dances with team mates after the second half of an NCAA college basketball second-round game against Duke, Friday, March 21, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C. Mercer won 78-71. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Mercer shocks Duke 78-71 in NCAA tourney opener

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dunk City is long gone. Make way for the next bunch of bracket busters from the little-known Atlantic Sun Conference: Mercer. The 8,300-student school from Macon, Ga., delivered the biggest shocker […]


In this Feb. 19, 2014, photo, Connecticut's Breanna Stewart smiles during an NCAA college basketball game against Central Florida in Hartford, Conn. Stewart says she's not cocky heading into the NCAA tournament, where she earned MVP honors a year ago in leading the Huskies to their eighth national title. But after a more consistent regular season as a sophomore, she is very confident. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Obama predicts UConn in his women’s NCAA bracket

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is predicting a repeat championship for Connecticut in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. Obama’s women’s bracket was revealed in an ESPN segment Friday, the eve of the tournament’s start. […]


Cincinnati’s Troy Caupain, left, and Jermaine Sanders, right, speak with Justin Jackson after their 61-57 loss to Harvard in the second-round of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

NCAA upsets crush bracket hopes

SAN DIEGO (AP) — So you were confident in your bracket, hoping to win the office pool, maybe get lucky and take down that $1 billion prize Warren Buffett is offering for a perfect run […]


Florida forward DeVon Walker (25) goes over Albany forward Gary Johnson (20) during the first half in a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Top-seeded Florida pulls away, beats Albany 67-55

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Billy Donovan’s bench came up big, bailing out top-seeded Florida in a tight game against what was supposed to be an overmatched opponent. Dorian Finney-Smith scored 16 points, most of them […]


Harvard's Siyani Chambers, right, leaps into the arms of teammate Brandyn Curry after the team beat Cincinnati in the second round of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, March 20, 2014. Harvard won 61-57. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Harvard upsets 5th-seed Cincinnati 61-57

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Those kids from Harvard are getting a passing grade when it comes to the first game of the NCAA tournament. Ask New Mexico last year. Ask Cincinnati now. “I’ve heard this […]


Wisconsin forward Sam Dekker, left, and guard Ben Brust celebrate during the second half of a second-round game against the American in the NCAA college basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Wisconsin devastates American 75-35 in NCAA opener

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin turned its NCAA tournament opener into a red-and-white party. Ben Brust scored 17 points and the Badgers devastated American with a 22-5 run to close the first half in a 75-35 […]


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It’s time for ‘March Madness’

The 64-team bracket is now set and March Madness can officially begin. Phil and Penny talked about the Road to Arlington with NBC Sports College Basketball Insider Vin Parise.


American University players warm up during a practice session for their NCAA college basketball tournament game Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Milwaukee. American plays Wisconsin in round two on Thursday. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Mobile devices add allure to March Madness at work

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Every year, the NCAA college basketball tournament gives employees a reason to goof off at their desks and root for their alma maters. But there’s a growing source of potential headaches […]


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Extra caution urged with stock portfolio during March Madness

With March Madness set to kick off next week, you may be considering betting on your stock portfolio. But at least one financial columnist thinks you could be making a big mistake. Listen to this report: