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Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Round 1, Day 3)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Halfway through the first round of our Memorable Debate Moments bracket, Mitt Romney's $10,000 bet squares off against Jon Huntsman's Chinese showboating, and it's a battle of the boos in the Audience Participation Division. 

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March Madness: Power Conferences Dominate the Sweet 16

Monday, March 19, 2012

March Madness is turning out to be not that mad. Not too many bracket busting upsets this year. In fact, all but two of the Sweet 16 teams are from power conferences. The NCAA championship has become a kind of "who's who" in big basketball schools.

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Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Round 1, Day 2)

Friday, March 16, 2012

The madness marches on with Day 2 of first round match-ups in our GOP debate moments bracket.

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It's A Free Country ®

Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Round 1, Day 1)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Which of these 16 moments from the Republican debates is the most memorable?

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A March Madness Primer

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sports Illustrated called it the greatest college basketball ever played. It took place in the NCAA basketball tournament 20 years ago. With just moments left in the game Duke was trailing Kentucky by a point. Duke's Grant Hill threw a pass all the way down the length of the court to teammate Christian Laettner who put in a final jump shot as time ran out. Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin remembers that moment well -- and he says it holds the key to understanding why March Madness is so special.

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March Madness: A Sleepy Victory for the Big East

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

We've been following the NCAA tournament all month with pre-game predictions and post-game analysis from our contributors:

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'One Shining Moment': When Bad Music Happens to Good Sports

Monday, April 04, 2011

One shining moment, you reached for the sky.... When you hear the song "One Shining Moment," how do you feel?  Loved by some and hated by others, the emotional anthem has wrapped up the NCAA basketball championship for 25 years. Where do you stand on “One Shining Moment”? And what is it about sports that so often inspire divisive songs? Jon Solomon has his opinions on the matter. A college basketball journalist for Princetonbaskeball.com, he’s also a DJ at WPRB – Princeton.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

March Madne$$

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

In the midst of the NCAA Championships, Frontline's film "Money and March Madness," looks into the business of the NCAA and college sports.  Lowell Bergman, Frontline correspondent, producer, and professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, talks about his investigation of all the money being made by college athletic programs and asks if the players shouldn't benefit as well.  The film airs tonight at 9:00pm on PBS.

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March Madness: From Butler to VCU

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"The Butler-VCU match-up in the final four is the highest seeded final four match-up since they started seeding teams back in 1979... This will be a great match-up," writes Tobias J. Moscowitz. 

We're following the NCAA tournament all month with pre-game predictions and post-game analysis from our contributors:

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Final Four: Virginia Commonwealth University?!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Virginia Commonwealth University, ranked number 11, turned the college basketball world upside down yesterday, with an upset win over the number one Kansas Jayhawks, earning a trip to the Final Four of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. VCU now faces Butler, while Kentucky goes against Connecticut. Takeaway sports contributor, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, believes VCU's huge upset and deep journey into the tournament will give the team a huge boost, with top prospects actually considering going to the school.

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Duke Loses as March Madness Enters Sweet 16

Friday, March 25, 2011

The sweet sixteen round of the NCAA tournament got underway last night, and we’re down to two games in each region of the tournament bracket. Takeaway Sports Contributor Ibrahim Adbul-Matin was in Badger territory. Butler beat Wisconsin and the Arizona Wildcats blew Duke out of the water. "Now we know there will be a new champion this year and that's really exciting," says Ibrahim Abudl-Matin as he looks ahead to the Elite 8.

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March Madness: How's Your Bracket?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"Ok. Like much of the United States, I just crawled out of a sport's cave. I smell of Domino’s Pizza and Milwaukee's Best Ice. And for some reason, I really want to buy a Kia," writes Bradley Campbell. Also, his bracket is dead.

We're following the NCAA tournament all month with pre-game predictions and post-game analysis from our contributors:

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NCAA Championship: First Week

Friday, March 18, 2011

The first week of college basketball's biggest tournament is drawing to a close. Who has fallen, and who has lived to battle another day? We check in with Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, to get a recap as well as a look at what's happening next week. Also, don't forget we're still accepting your March Madness brackets

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President Obama's NCAA predictions

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Here are President Obama's 2011 NCAA brackets. What do you think? Share your predictions for the men's and women's final four.

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March Madness 2011: Tips for Winning Brackets

Monday, March 14, 2011

It's national bracket day, and as usual, college basketball fans are busy choosing which of the now 68 teams will make it to the Final Four. It's estimated the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament will lead to 8.4 million hours of lost worker productivity this season. We talk with Tobias Moskowitz and Jon Wertheim, co-authors of the book, "Corecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won." Moskowitz and Wertheim give their tips for how you should — and shouldn't — go about filling in your brackets.

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