In the course of coaching a premier college basketball program for nearly five decades, it would be easy to assume that one would get pretty good at assessing their team's chances from one year to the next. On Wednesday at the ACC Men's Basketball Media Day, Boeheim told several reporters that this year's squad of Orange will go to the Big Dance in March. After suffering his first losing season since taking up the profession at Syracuse, the 77 year-old coach is ready to get his team back to playing tournament basketball.
It's that time of year, we are all filling out our brackets for the big tournament. May be some big money at stake, right? Is that why we do it? Or maybe it's just a friendly bet between friends to see who can get the most picks right?
March Madness isn’t just a branding term that applies to a basketball tournament. It also clearly applies to NCAA fans. These college basketball enthusiasts get very emotionally involved in the annual battle on the boards, even when they’re undergoing dialysis treatments.
The country is rapidly approaching March Madness, an annual celebration of rabid sports fandom and hallowed college tradition. Every year, NCAA fans follow their alma mater or college they’d go to if grades and criminal records didn’t matter from hope and glory to everlasting victory or crushing defeat.