Pistols Firing bracket challenge here. Winner gets a free Choo Choo shirt.
Also, @brendon_wm is doing one for his Rivals group and he would appreciate your bracket submission over there as well. Also on Yahoo.
Markel: No matter who we’re playing at this point in the season, I appreciate being able to play. We’ve always talked about making the tournament and making a run when we get there. (Tulsa World)
OSU almost got a No. 4 seed….and Oregon is the No. 43 overall seed — which makes sense. (CBS Sports)
TV times, announcers, and line for the OSU game. (PFB)
Ford says OSU knows how to win in a lot of different ways. (NewsOK)
Printable bracket here. (CBS Sports)
Travis Ford seems a tad confused about who we are. (PFB)
Ford says he’s ready to play somebody outside the Big 12. I kind of am too. (Tulsa World)
Good gambling link here — historical tourneys etc. (Vegas Insider)
Tramel had OSU as a No. 5 and Oregon as a No. 8. People were not even close on Oregon. (NewsOK)
Ford on the K-State game: It’s a bad feeling as a coach when you’ve got no offensive rhythm. We could feel it. We were trying everything … but we just couldn’t get anything to work. (Big 12 Sports)
Love this photo. (NewsOK)
Long piece and, uh, Nash does not help on defense…but there’s a great stat in here about how OSU gets more points from the FT line than on threes. That’s pretty crazy. (CRFF)
Jenni Carlson: so you think you can dance? (NewsOK)
Excellent look at the history of the NCAA Tournament here. Everything’s searchable. OKC Dave may faint. (Washington Post)
Keiton Page Q&A. (Scout)
On the MC Slammer injury. (NewsOK)
Ford after the Big 12 Tournament: We just have to bounce back. We gotta get our team off their feet. We’re a little banged up, which concerns me a little bit, and kind of get refocused after a very difficult night. (O’Colly)
Smart talks about why he doesn’t watch Forte shoot free throws. (NewsOK)
The difference in Markel Brown talking about the Tournament and Le’Bryan Nash talking about the Tournament here is…interesting. (Scout)
Smart: It was amazing. Just to go out there with this group of guys that I love, and just to see our name pop up on the screen and to be there to experience that with these players and these guys, it was just an incredible feeling for us. (NewsOK)
Most likely upsets. (ESPN)
Markel: We’ve got time to practice. We’ve got time to put in new offense and work on other things. (Tulsa World)
Eamonn Brennan ranks the field according to watchability. (ESPN)
John Helsley with some season superlatives. (NewsOK)
Tramel says the Pokes caught “a little bad luck.” (NewsOK)
10 thoughts on Selection Sunday. (PFB)
Best case and worst case scenario for OSU. (ESPN Insider)
Dana Altman on his team’s seeding: No big deal. (USA Today)
Ducks are 21-4 with their starting PG who just came back…yikes. (CBS Sports)
Andy Glockner destroys the committee re: Oregon. (Sports Illustrated)
Lunardi says the committee missed on Oregon “by four to six lines.” (ESPN)
Jeff Eisenberg on the ridiculousness of the Oregon seed. (Yahoo)
Solid read on Oregon’s backup point guard helping them win the Pac-12 Tournament. (Yahoo)
Oregon bloggers as confused as we are. (Addicted to Quack)
Mike Yurcich on life in Stillwater: The quail are faster. So are the defensive ends. (NewsOK)
Recruiting scorecard. Take how much I normally care about recruiting and divide it by 100 in March. (ESPN)
Good read here on Tyler Johnson, former baseball star. (NewsOK)
Gundy on Glenn Spencer/Bill Young: If I felt like our defense was a disaster, then we wipe them all out. Wow. (NewsOK)
This is great — the bracket by Facebook likes. (Yahoo)
Baseball got the sweep against Iona. (okstate)
I’m elated we didn’t get this lunatic in the first round. (Big Lead Sports)
This is my favorite Selection Sunday story. (Yahoo)
Berry Tramel says it’s a good year to be a K-State fan. Agreed. (NewsOK)
The craziest think you’ll read all day. (New York Times)
Great stuff here from Royce on the powers of social media. (Daily Thunder)
Speaking of social media, I made this infographic the other day. (Fieldhouse Media)
Midwest Final 4 Odds: Louisville 53%, Duke 18%, MSU 11%, St Louis 5%, Creighton 3%, Mizzou 3%, Memphis 2%, OK St. 2%
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) March 18, 2013
This is unbelievable.
Bobinski basically says the Oregon seed and UNLV-Cal situation due to First Four travel issues. Didn't want teams going Dayton then West
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) March 18, 2013
The esteemed @JayBilas going with Oregon over Oklahoma State. I think that will be a trendy 5/12.
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) March 18, 2013
Oregon,Oklahoma State and St Louis in one Pod? Wow. The Lou is tremendous
— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) March 18, 2013
This was amazing.
@nickcollison4 if I saw you walking through the grocery store, how would you react if I got in your way, set my feet, and took a charge?
— Nolan (@nolancox) March 15, 2013
Yes, you are.
I'm going dancing!!
— Markel Brown (@iMarkelBrown22) March 17, 2013
Mike Cobbins in a sling.
The Cowboys await their fate. 20 minutes until Selection Sunday begins: pic.twitter.com/qREju7QbIG
— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) March 17, 2013
This is just amazing.
— Not Dana Holgorsen (@FauxHolgorsen) March 17, 2013
So is this.
A first. On a cruise. OSU fan walks up and interrupts dinner. Says, "Aren't you Al Eschbach?"
— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) March 18, 2013
So is this.[Markel shrugs].
This game feels like it happened last year.