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I want to trounce my fiance this March Madness.

I am a Canadian who has seen almost no basketball. I want to trounce my fiance in our yearly March Madness bracket in a few months, or, barring that, have lots of fun intelligently talking about predictions/rankings/upsets/games with him in February and March. What sites or books should I read for good, regular, in-depth college basketball analysis (or the history of NCAA, or whatever), either (a) now or (b) after I learn what basketball jargon means? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Aug 30, 2016 - 11 answers

Math problem alert: NCAA Magic or Unsurprising?

We had a NCAA March Madness contest at work, where about 40 of us all filled out brackets on ESPN's site. One of us - the winner of our group - did very well and ended up ranked 6000th out of all 13 million ESPN brackets - top .05%. My question is, was this really statistically unlikely or, given that there were 40 of us, is it unsurprising one of us did that well (e.g., the birthday problem)? What mathematical tools would one use evaluate this question? Thanks!
posted by slide on Apr 6, 2016 - 9 answers

What to do when your top two bracket winners haven't paid

I guess this is why they say don't gamble at work, but in the work pool the top two bracket positions are occupied by two people who haven't paid and ignored messages to pay, though not directed at them specifically. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Apr 5, 2016 - 20 answers

older NCAA baseball stats?

Looking for 1980s and 1990s baseball rosters and stats specifically for Indiana University, any suggestions? baseball-reference.com doesn't seem to have college ball info at all, although perhaps I am missing something. IU proper only provides online records that go back to 2005. One site in particular appears to focus on providing college ball stats as a differentiator, thebaseballcube.com, but they only go back to 2002. [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Dec 21, 2015 - 5 answers

Is there a list of individuals who have done well in their NCAA brackets

I am looking for a database or an aggregator that runs for atleast 4 or 5 years and shows people who have done exceptionally well in their NCAA bracket picks. I do realize that past performance is not an idnicator of future performance but I would still like to obtain this information. Are there any individuals who have done exceptionally well in these brackets on a consistent basis over some set period of time?
posted by RapcityinBlue on Mar 18, 2015 - 2 answers

Are you able to help me with my March Madness?

You are not in my pool (YANIMP). Please help me with my bracket. [more inside]
posted by Rob Rockets on Mar 16, 2015 - 6 answers

Listening to Oregon Ducks play the Michigan State Spartans on road trip?

I will be driving between approximately Chico, CA and Los Angeles, CA during the afternoon of Saturday, September 6th and I would like to listen to the Oregon Ducks football game against the Michigan State Spartans on either the radio or on my iPhone. [more inside]
posted by pwb503 on Sep 1, 2014 - 5 answers

Help Me Feel Like A Fan Again.

When I was in college, watching my college's basketball team play brought me joy and catharsis. I really identified with the players and felt like we were "all in this together." As an adult nearly 10 years out of college, that feeling eludes me. The players look like kids! When I travel to the games the alumni section is staid and boring! If you are a fan of your college's basketball team (or really, any college b-ball team), how do you maintain the interest, and feel passionate about the game, as an adult? [more inside]
posted by rogerrogerwhatsyourrvectorvicto on May 13, 2014 - 6 answers

What the heck is wrong with College Athletic Conferences?

What is wrong with college sports? Why is everyone changing conferences? [more inside]
posted by teriyaki_tornado on Nov 28, 2012 - 16 answers

Watch the KU championship online tonight?

Any options for watching the KU/Kentucky championship game live, online? [more inside]
posted by xedrik on Apr 2, 2012 - 3 answers

Are there ideal numbers to have in a basketball "Square pool"?

Math/sports question! I entered a "Square pool" (purely theoretical money at stake :) ), for the NCAA basketball tournament. I am curious if there are better numbers to have, and why that would be the case. More information inside. [more inside]
posted by JoeGoblin on Mar 18, 2012 - 7 answers

Am I eligible to play NCAA Ball?

I played one season of soccer in 2003 for a NJCAA school. I am now 28 years old and want to play NCAA soccer. Am I eligible? for how many years? P.S I have received my bachelors degree from an NCAA school but played no sports there. I have tried googling to no avail. A link or citation would be very useful! I was considering getting a lawyer to help me sort this out once and for all, but maybe metafilter can do it!
posted by crawltopslow on Apr 11, 2011 - 8 answers

Printable NCAA Men's Tournament Brackets

Looking to 'collect' NCAA Men's Basketball printable blank "brackets". Help me find some links/resources? [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Apr 4, 2011 - 2 answers

How to make Flash Player load from NCAA site?

I want to stream the NCAA men's basketball tournament but the player won't load on my MacBook Pro, OSX version 10.6.6. Flash Player is installed. What to do?
posted by partner on Mar 18, 2011 - 5 answers

UK/EU version of the NCAA?

Does the UK or other EU countries have any kind of college athletic governing body a la the NCAA? What about collegiate athletics in general?
posted by xmutex on Sep 8, 2010 - 3 answers

What's my VORP?

Inspired by just learning about the MIT Sports Analytics Conference, what sites are on the cutting edge of the basketball stats/sabermetrics revolution? [more inside]
posted by T.D. Strange on Jun 2, 2010 - 4 answers

Picking a Perfect Final 4

What % of NCAA tourney brackets entered correctly picked the remaining teams that currently make up the Final 4? [more inside]
posted by glenngulia on Mar 31, 2010 - 8 answers

dinner, drinks and ncaa in richmond

i'm looking for a place in richmond to grab dinner and watch the ncaa tournament tomorrow night. [more inside]
posted by noloveforned on Mar 20, 2010 - 7 answers

Where to watch Maryland/Houston in SF tonight?

To SF MeFites: Where's a good place to catch March Madness today? I particularly want to see the Maryland/Houston game around 6:30 tonight. 'Good' here is defined by cheap beer and the chance to occasionally hear some commentary. Proximity to BART a plus, willing to travel to Oakland.
posted by Gussio on Mar 19, 2010 - 2 answers


Why can't I find comprehensive stats on the NCAA Div I? [more inside]
posted by ChurchHatesTucker on Mar 15, 2010 - 9 answers

Why is the 5-12 upset so common in the NCAA Tournament?

Why is the 5-12 upset so common in the NCAA Tournament? [more inside]
posted by Copronymus on Mar 15, 2010 - 13 answers

March Madness is Coming! Help me make it awesome for everyone!

Anyone know of a flexible Excel spreadsheet for managing a pool for a NCAA March Madness tournament? [more inside]
posted by InvestorMD on Mar 5, 2010 - 5 answers

why is the floor raised for the NCAA final four?

why is the basketball floor raised at the NCAA tourney? [more inside]
posted by comah on Apr 4, 2009 - 7 answers

College hoops in San Francisco?

Where can I watch NCAA basketball this weekend (Saturday) in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I on Apr 1, 2009 - 4 answers

And why are southern schools now in "The Big East"?

What is the point of these college basketball conference tournaments held just before the national "March Madness" tournament? [more inside]
posted by Zambrano on Mar 13, 2009 - 19 answers

I'd rather not have to wait for the ESPN Classic version.

Where can I watch an online replay of the North Carolina - Duke basketball game from this afternoon? [more inside]
posted by clearly on Mar 8, 2009 - 1 answer

The Dean Dome is so very far away now

Is there any way to watch UNC basketball in the UK? [more inside]
posted by K.P. on Feb 20, 2009 - 4 answers

Maiden or Eagles shirt at the game...

Journalistic ethics as it pertains to a student/school newspaper. [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Nov 16, 2008 - 12 answers

NCAA sheets and comforter?

I'd like to buy a set of sheets and a comforter (queen size) with a University of Michigan design--but I can't find much that isn't made out of jersey, which would never stand up to the wear and tear of the dog. Any ideas where to find these (pref. online)? [more inside]
posted by lemonade on Jul 15, 2008 - 4 answers

If gambling were legal, I'd do this with money at stake.

I like playing in sports-related picking contests with friends. In the fall, I play in a football pool in which each participant picks every NFL game against the spread, and the winner is the person who has the most correct picks over the entire season. Right now, I'm in a couple of NCAA basketball pools. What other contests like these can I organize? [more inside]
posted by Dec One on Apr 2, 2008 - 10 answers

watching some bball in Boston

Where is a good place to watch NCAA tourney in the Boston 128 area? [more inside]
posted by Gungho on Mar 20, 2008 - 9 answers

Predict the unpredictable NCAA Basketball Tournament

NCAA Basketball Tournament office pool. Do you have any strategies and tips to help me win mine? [more inside]
posted by clearly on Mar 19, 2008 - 8 answers

Help me score tickets for the NCAA tourney

Here is the situation. I live near DC and would like to attend the Purdue - Baylor game, which is the 2nd game of session 1 on Thursday afternoon. Given that none of the 4 schools involved (Purdue - Baylor - Xavier - Georgia) are from the DC area, and none of them inspire particularly national followings, do you think I can score a good deal by waiting until after game 1 starts and working the ticket resellers loitering around the Verizon Center? I seem to recall watching plenty of first round games on TV where the arena was not even close to full because the teams were not local. I can buy on Ebay for close to face value, but if odds are good that I can save $100 on a pair of tickets by waiting until the last possible second, I'll take the risk. After all it's just a basketball game. Looking for input from anybody that might have attended early round games under similar circumstances in recent years.
posted by COD on Mar 17, 2008 - 5 answers

I'd Wager that A Lot of Money Was Bet on March Madness

Sports Betting Filter: How can I determine approximately how much money was bet on the NCAA (men's basketball) tournament last year and where that ranks on the most gambled-upon sporting events of the year? [more inside]
posted by sjuhawk31 on Feb 29, 2008 - 5 answers

How do I import a draft class with real names into Madden 2007 on the Xbox 360?

How do I import a draft class with real names into Madden 2007 on the Xbox 360? [more inside]
posted by hcastro on Nov 25, 2007 - 1 answer

Personal mention on ESPN in the last day or two. Did anybody see it?

I just heard that my extremely odd online NCAA basketball pool was mentioned on ESPN in the past day or two, except I don't know in what context or on what show. Anyone see it? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by mcstayinskool on Mar 16, 2007 - 5 answers

Are there any good scoring systems for running a NCAA bracket pool?

MarchMadnessFilter: Are there any good scoring systems for running a NCAA bracket pool? [more inside]
posted by zacharyseibert on Mar 14, 2007 - 10 answers

My friend's friend saw so-in-so at a Melissa Etheridge concert...

Are there any openly lesbian women's basketball coaches in the NCAA?
posted by 10ch on Feb 17, 2007 - 12 answers

Gators to play for national championship?

NCAAfilter: What would have to happen for Florida to play for the national championship (football) this year?
posted by nimkip on Nov 14, 2006 - 9 answers

Where to find yearly preseason NCAA football rankings?

Is their a website that lists historical preseason NCAA football rankings? I have no problems finding year-end rankings and national champions but nothing regarding preseason rankings year-to-year.
posted by beachhead2 on Sep 4, 2006 - 2 answers

Are office pools legal?

I'm thinking of organizing an office pool on the World Cup. I'm based in VA. I'd probably set up something similar to what gets done with NCAA bracket pools. My question is though: Is this illegal given US gambling laws? [more inside]
posted by Mave_80 on May 22, 2006 - 9 answers

How do I run a simple online NCAA Tournament pool?

What's the easiest and least-intrusive way to run an NCAA tournament pool online? [more inside]
posted by brain_drain on Mar 13, 2006 - 9 answers

NCAA Tourney

What site(s) would you recommend using to listen to live streaming audio of this year's men's NCAA tournament? Preferably free sites, but any recommendations are appreciated. Thank you.
posted by mic stand on Mar 17, 2005 - 5 answers

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