March Madness

Industry: $10B will be bet on March Madness, most illegally

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. /March 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —America’s gambling industry predicts $10 billion will be bet on the March Madness college basketball tournament — nearly all of it illegally or off-the-books. That’s one of the reasons the American Gaming Association favors the full legalization and regulation of sports betting in the United States. The group … Continue reading Industry: $10B will be bet on March Madness, most illegally

Shhh! How to stream March Madness when the boss isn’t around

NEW YORK/March 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —March Madness begins Tuesday. And that may mean strategizing to sneak in some games when the boss isn’t looking. Fortunately for you — though not your boss — all 67 games in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament will be available online. Many of the games, including the Final Four, will … Continue reading Shhh! How to stream March Madness when the boss isn’t around

SEC Fans Head To 1860 Saloon For The Whole Hoops Experience

ST. LOUIS, MO/March 8, 2018 (STL.News) – SEC fans, 1860 Saloon has a great St. Louis experience for you during your basketball-related fun! Popular bar/restaurant close to downtown. Check.  Live Blues and Classic Rock music. Check. And awesome New Orleans-influenced Cajun and Creole menu, with favorite local brewers’ brands. Check. On Thursday and Friday afternoon, … Continue reading SEC Fans Head To 1860 Saloon For The Whole Hoops Experience

NCAA Tournament picks up steam just before Sweet 16

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)(STL.News) — The first three days of this year’s NCAA Tournament lacked the drama and multitude of upsets the previous few tournaments had, more March Meh-ness than madness. A scintillating Sunday of games jolted the tournament to life like a triple shot of espresso. The madness is back in March. North Carolina, the … Continue reading NCAA Tournament picks up steam just before Sweet 16

Wagner’s big game sends Michigan past Louisville in NCAAs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP)(STL.News) — Moe Wagner scored a career-high 26 points and spurred a furious second-half rally to send Michigan past second-seeded Louisville 73-69 on Sunday and into the Sweet 16. The seventh-seeded Wolverines (26-11) have won seven straight — six since a frightening plane accident before the Big Ten Tournament. They also earned a ticket … Continue reading Wagner’s big game sends Michigan past Louisville in NCAAs

8 spots in Sweet 16 are on line Saturday in NCAA round of 32

(STL.News) The NCAA Tournament is moving into the round of 32, with eight of the 16 spots in regional semifinals to be filled Saturday. The tournament has mostly lacked drama so far. Higher seeded teams are 26-6 so far. Heavyweight matchups are coming. Afternoon games pit No. 4 West Virginia against No. 5 Notre Dame, … Continue reading 8 spots in Sweet 16 are on line Saturday in NCAA round of 32

A look at Thursday’s opening day of the NCAA Tournament

(STL.News) A look at some interesting things in Thursday’s opening round the NCAA Tournament: ___ CHANCE TO REPEAT Villanova comes into the tournament not only as the overall No. 1 seed but as defending champion. No champion has repeated since Florida in 2007. “I think pressure is pressure, so you want to embrace it and … Continue reading A look at Thursday’s opening day of the NCAA Tournament

Stars from one-bid leagues savor chance to take center stage

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP)(STL.News) — How much can a mid-major player’s life change with one memorable NCAA Tournament performance? Just ask Middle Tennessee’s Reggie Upshaw. Upshaw scored 21 points last year as the 15th-seeded Blue Raiders stunned No. 2 seed Michigan State 90-81 in the first round of the NCAA Midwest Regional. Then he discovered how … Continue reading Stars from one-bid leagues savor chance to take center stage