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NCAA Fretting Over Indiana ‘Religious Liberty’ Law’s Effect Ahead Of Final Four Event

The NCAA is looking to head off a potential controversy involving its Final Four men’s basketball championship in Indianapolis next weekend following the passage of a new Indiana ‘religious freedom’ law that opponents say could allow businesses to refuse to serve gays and lesbians.

03/26/2015

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Guide To March Madness’ Final Four

A quick start travel guide to help prepare you for your trip to the Final Four in Indianapolis.

03/19/2015

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When Is The Absolute Last Minute To Fill Out Your NCAA Tournament Bracket?

Every March, 60 million Americans or more fill out NCAA brackets, predicting the winner of the men’s basketball championship. A good percentage are doing it to be part of the pop culture phenomenon, not because they are sports fans, and this fact leads to mind-numbing confusion about the championship and the office pool.

03/18/2015

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Best California Team Is 200-1 Bet To Win NCAA Tournament

One sure way to see your bracket busted is to bet on the local team going too far in the tournament. Most Californians won’t have that problem.

03/16/2015

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Pac-12 Tournament Losses Doom Cal, Stanford To Also-Ran Status

Both California and Stanford had huge opportunities on Thursday to make noise in the Pac-12 Tournament, while also catching the eyes of the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee in some fashion. But the Golden Bears and the Cardinal both took it on the chin from ranked conference opponents, losing badly in the spotlight. Thus, the two Bay Area schools will now wait for bids to the National Invitation Tournament early next week.

03/13/2015

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Going Dancing: Breaking Down NCAA Tournament Auto Bids

Conference champions are being determined and automatic bids clinched, so we’re taking a look at some of the lesser known teams making the NCAA Tournament.

03/12/2015

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Cal, Stanford Both Victorious In Opening Pac-12 Tournament Games

It was a good day for the Bay Area in Las Vegas, as both the California and Stanford men’s basketball teams scored wins in the first round of their conference tournament. Cal beat Washington State, and Stanford beat Washington. Both teams will play again on Thursday in Sin City—this time against better competition.

03/12/2015

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Best Bars For March Madness In San Francisco

Here’s a look at five of the best sports bars in San Francisco to watch the 2015 NCAA College Basketball Tournament.

03/12/2015

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Cal Hopes To Make Noise At The Pac-12 Tournament This Week

The California men’s basketball team has a tough task ahead of it in the Pac-12 Tournament this week: Assuming the Golden Bears beat lowly Washington State in the first round of the tourney, they will get a shot at the best team in the conference. The Arizona Wildcats just beat the Bears by 39 points in Tucson, but stranger things have happened in the sports world than a big underdog getting revenge on the neighborhood bully.

03/11/2015

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Stanford Men Must Advance To Pac-12 Semis To Make NCAA Tournament

The task is straightforward but not simple: The Stanford men’s basketball team has to win two games in the Pac-12 Tournament in order to advance to the NCAA Tournament. The Cardinal put themselves in this position by losing seven of their last 10 games.

03/10/2015