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April 1, 2011

VCU: Final Four Cinderellas

If VCU can win its Final Four game, it will make basketball history as the highest seed ever in the NCAA Tournament Championship. But first Shaka Smart’s Rams have to get past Butler.Here, VCU students Torin Ortiga and DJ Fili decided to show their school spirit in song. MORE »

Article by Piliour
March 27, 2011

NCAA Chair Far Too Devious When Asked If Pleased with Final Four

On Sunday night, the Final Four was revealed in full. The winner of Kentucky v. UConn will take on the winner of Virginia Commonwealth v. Butler. In essence, this means that the final game will feature a basketball powerhouse versus an underdog. Inevitably, this final game will be very similar to last year’s matchup between... MORE »

Article by Alex Rosenthal
March 21, 2011

March Madness Leaderboard Shows Top 3 Brackets Belong To 4-Year-Old Filipino Child, Sportswriter’s Girlfriend, And A Stray Cocker Spaniel

Reports from ESPN, CBSSports, Yahoo, and a number of other online outlets offering sweepstakes for March Madness are all confirming that this year’s highest scoring brackets to date belong to four-year-old Abayar Dyquiangco of the Philippines; Patricia Myers, the girlfriend of an acclaimed NBC sportswriter; and Skip, a stray cocker spaniel that has been living... MORE »

Article by Piliour
March 17, 2011

No Athlete Left Behind

Arne Duncan, the US Secretary of Education, says that teams that cannot graduate 50% of their players should not be allowed to enter the NCAA Tournament. Two teams specifically mentioned as having unsatisfactory graduation rates are Purdue and…you guessed it, Syracuse. It’s not realistic to hold athletes to the same requirements as other students whose... MORE »

Article by Piliour
March 15, 2011

Some Fun March Madness Facts

“¢    As of this year, CBS will allow the trademarked phrase “March Madness“ to be used in reference to both the NCAA tournament and Charlie Sheen’s actions in March of 2011“¢    The NCAA founds an imaginary small school every March with a weird name like George Mason or Wofford, just so people can have a... MORE »

Article by Piliour
March 13, 2011

How to Fill Out Your March Madness Bracket

It’s that time of year again. Time to skip class, turn on CBS, get eight computers loaded up so you don’t miss anything, and watch basketball for twelve hours straight, getting up only to get a new beer and go to the bathroom. Sometimes only for the former”¦ But before you do all of that,... MORE »

Article by Piliour
March 12, 2011

Why Syracuse Really Won the Big East Tournament

For anyone who watched the New Jersey Fiasco on Wednesday, you know that the referees of that game missed a crucial call in the closing seconds of the game. A St. John’s player stepped out of bounds and threw the ball away, even though there were 1.7 seconds left on the clock, yet the refs... MORE »

Article by Leah Folta
December 20, 2010

2010: USC’s Year in Headlines

Court upholds USC’s trademark of interlocking SC logo, South Carolina’s trademark rejected : The judge defends his decision ““ “you try saying “Gamecock’ with a straight face.” Chik Fil A opens near campus : Spicy chicken deluxe experience declared necessary, religious. Unfortunately, I continue to be incapable of walking past Chipotle NCAA violations, sanctions, ban : Too soon. July... MORE »

Article by apost
November 30, 2010

Battle of the Basements

Campusbasement.com presents a pre-game report of tonights Cornell V. Syracuse basketball game. Cornell’s big red basketball team heads to the carrier dome to take on No 8 ranked Syracuse. Cornell is 2-4. Syracuse is 6-0. Syracuse is in one of the most competitive divisions in NCAAB, The Big East while Cornell is in the Ivy... MORE »