Scenes From Day 1
Day 1 is in the books, and here is what you missed: North Dakota State upset Oklahoma and celebrated with a locker room dance-off ... Aaron Craft's college career ended after Ohio State's loss to Dayton, but he'll live forever in meme form. Dayton, meanwhile, needs to work on its moshing skills ... Michigan breezed by Wofford, with game MVP honors going to a ladder ... Cincinnati picked up the rare "forgot-to-put-player's-name-in-scorebook" technical foul during its loss to Harvard ... Texas knocked out Arizona State on a last-second buzzer-beater, which gave us another great tourney meme - the depressed Sun Devils bench. If you want to skip all that and read a smart, analytical review of Day 1, Luke Winn has you covered.
The Happiest Student Body
Forget the tournament teams. Wake Forest students were euphoric yesterday after the school fired men's basketball coach Jeff Bzdelik. Not sure if it was the anti-Bzdelik billboards hanging along Interstate 40 in Winston-Salem or his 51-76 record, but the coach is gone and the students celebrated with toilet paper.
Rex's Man Crush
Meanwhile in New York, Rex Ryan just can't get over Eric Decker's good looks
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Tanya Mityushina has been described as a blonde Irina Shayk, which is enough to make her today's LLOD.
The Other Gretzky Kids
If you've spent 11 seconds on the internet in the past couple of years, you've probably seen Paulina Gretzky strutting around in a bikini, but did you know that Wayne has more than one child? In fact, he has five children, and one of them (Trevor) is a minor league outfielder who was traded from the Cubs to the Angels yesterday in exchange for Mike Scioscia's son, Matt.
Don't You Want Me Baby?
Scottish soccer club Aberdeen won its first Scottish League cup in almost 20 years, and fans celebrated the team's most popular player, Peter Pawlett, in song. They took Human League’s Don’t You Want Me and replaced the "Don't you want me, baby" lyric with “Peter Pawlett, Baby” to create the newest crowd anthem. And nobody is more excited about this than Human League, as their 33-year-old song is currently No. 4 on the UK charts.
From the SI Vault
Bobby Orr :: AP
Bobby Orr turned 66 yesterday. This iconic photo captures the Bruins legend moments after scoring the overtime goal against the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of the 1970 Stanley Cup Final. The goal gave Boston its first championship in 29 years.
Odds and Ends
This woman stole Hulk Hogan's $5,500 wrestling boot ... Steve Francis isn't looking very good these days ... Michael Vick's number 7 jersey could be an issue if he signs with the Jets ... Adrian Gonzalez injured his back while sightseeing in Australia ... Female celebrity fans of the 2014 NCAA Tournament ... The 12 worst Muppets ever ... How laziness can actually make you healthy ... The U.S. Mint is making baseball coins to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Cute Kid of the Day
Allie LaForce interviewed the grandson of St. Joseph's coach Phil Martelli and it was tremendous.
Cute Kid of the Day (Runner-Up)
This little guy is way too happy for the morning.
NBA Jam Video of the Day
Someone who deserves a lot of praise mashed up Gerald Green's recent 41-point game with NBA Jam.
Song of the Day
Billy Joel and Jimmy Fallon teamed up with an iPad for this awesome version of The Lion Sleeps Tonight.