Madness is Coming
222 of the country's 351 Division I college basketball teams play today. Today is a great day. — Andy Wittry (@AndyWittry) March 5, 2016
The first NCAA Tournament tickets will be punched this weekend. Here's the schedule and Seth Davis' picks for conference tourneys and other big games during the final regular-season weekend of the year. Pete Thamel wonders if Rick Pitino could bolt for the NBA again and LSU freshman phenom Ben Simmons is not eligible for the Wooden Award because of academic issues. And ICYMI: Bill Walton growled while calling the Cal game on Thursday night.
House of Cards
House of Cards Season Four was finally released on Friday and people went ballistic. Here are four things you forgot about from Seasons 1-3 and what would happen if Frank Underwood joined the 2016 U.S. Presidential race? Also, how does House of Cards viewership stack up against offline shows?
Lovely Lady of the Day
Our first Weekend LLOD of March is Milwaukee Bucks cheerleader Arianna (Click here for full-sized gallery)
Injured Michigan guard Spike Albrecht will be honored at Senior Day on Saturday. Let's relive his unbelievable 17-point first-half explosion in the 2013 national championship game.
What are the strangest non-game injuries in sports history?
Something is Missing...
Niagara falls without water, 1969. pic.twitter.com/q4HCtflRZa — History In Pictures (@HistoryInPics) March 5, 2016
Oh. My. God.
Kinda big the other day. I didn't realize there was a ledge outside of the ledge outside the ledge at Waimea. Not sure anyone did. What an absolute pleasure (and terror) to partake the other day. Thanks again #AikauFamily and everyone involved at #TheEddie. @itsonrusty #BrockSwell #ShmallKineWhitewatah
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We watched a new world record yesterday, who knows what today will hold. @Schwarzenegger pic.twitter.com/RNHNsCdFxf — JJ Watt (@JJWatt) March 5, 2016
Odds and Ends
Galleries: The best sports photos of March 6, with three teams making the NCAA Tournament, March 5, with UFC 196 photos, and March 4, with Drake and Roger Federer at NBA games. ... Flavor Flav delivered the Salt Lake City weather report ... The NBA is buzzing about Kendrick Lamar's new album .. Remember former Boise State and Colorado coach Dan Hawkins? He's now the offensive coordinator of the Vienna Vikings in the Austrian Football League ... The 25 greatest outfielders in MLB history ... 5 mid-major sharpshooters who could (but won't) become the next Steph Curry ... What college football programs have the weirdest mascots? ... Dan Dakich talked about a player's mom on air and it was creepy ... Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscars win is now an inspirational mural ... 2-year-old girl called 911 for help putting on her pants ... Mini Jordan Spieth practiced at the WGC Cadillac Championship.
That's Not Nice
Michigan State's Alvin Ellis III busted out the bow and arrow celebration against Ohio State. Buckeyes' center Daniel Giddens responded with a one-finger salute:
With Selection Sunday one week away, relive the magic that was the 1990 Selection Show:
Where It All Began
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