Once upon a time, I followed college basketball as closely as I followed baseball. I covered college basketball for a while and was once in an NCAA Tournament pool that started before the conference tournaments. We had to predict the entire bracket from scratch: Seeds, regional assignments, the whole thing.
Today, it’s pretty much all baseball for me. I wish I knew college basketball as well as I once did, but I just don’t have the time for it.
But I still love the tournament.
Here at LoHud, the newspaper is running an NCAA Bracket Challenge. Follow this link to sign up, fill out a bracket and take a shot at a thousand bucks.
Let’s just say that a first-round loss by the University of Missouri would be big trouble for my picks.