march madness

Deep Ass Questions

What Is the Millennial "Stairway to Heaven?" A Battle Royale

Is it Kanye? Coldplay? Could it be... Keane?
Phil Witmer
12.27.17
Schadenfreude

Kentucky Fans Experience the Thrill of Victory, And the Agony of Defeat, Within Seconds

Kentucky fan reactions to the final seconds of the UNC game were beautiful and human art.
Sean Newell
3.27.17
march madness

I Was A College Athlete, And NCAA Amateurism Doesn't Help Us

March Madness is suffused with "love of the game" propaganda justifying restrictions on paying athletes. A former Division I basketball player explains why those roles are burdensome and irrelevant.
Luke Bonner
3.27.17
march madness

Those Oversized Disembodied Heads at College Basketball Games: A Life Story

The oversized heads that fans wave around behind baskets during college basketball games were once one of fandom's great ideas. Now they're just part of the landscape.
David Roth
3.23.17
nba

VICE Sports Q&A: Sneakers Legend Sonny Vaccaro Talks Shoe Deals, NCAA Amateurism & Basketball

Sonny Vaccaro talks about his early days in the shoe business, the hypocrisy of the NCAA, and what it was like to sign Michael Jordan
Larry Burnett
3.23.17
march madness

Wisconsin Pulls Off Bigtime Upset Over Defending Champions Villanova

Villanova tried to launch a deep, desperation three to tie it up, but to no avail. Wisconsin is headed to New York City.
Liam Daniel Pierce
3.19.17
semi ojeleye

Watch this Goddamned Semi Ojeleye Dunk

SMU's Semi Ojeleye unleashed a vicious dunk against USC.
Sean Newell
3.17.17
march madness

"Spreadsheets Are Dope": The Allure of the DIY College Basketball Fantasy League

It's easy enough to pick a NCAA tournament bracket online, but if you want to play a fantasy game with actual college players, you'll need to make it yourself.
David Roth
3.15.17
Donald Trump

Donald Trump Won't Fill Out Bracket for NCAA Tournament

Another Obama tradition goes the way of the dodo.
Sean Newell
2.15.17
march madness

The UConn Women Take Their Historic, Inevitable Crown

All year long, Connecticut dominated women's basketball in unprecedented fashion. On Tuesday against Syracuse, Geno Auriemma's team, led by Breanna Stewart, capped their reign with another title. The tension was in how, not if.
Howard Megdal
4.6.16
Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan Tells Craig Sager about "The Birth of Michael Jordan"

Despite the audio difficulties, TBS got a few decent quotes out of Michael Jordan tonight.
Sean Newell
4.6.16
march madness

Villanova Stuns North Carolina, Making College Basketball Great Again

Villanova's buzzer-beating victory over North Carolina in the NCAA title game was a reminder of what college basketball once was, and what it can be again.
Michael Weinreb
4.6.16
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