March 31, 2010 |
Competition programming reigned last week in prime time, from basketball to singing and dancing, plus other assorted reality fare. The NCAA men's tournament rewarded CBS with bursts of March Madness in the form of robust Nielsen ratings. Those championship games, along with such shows as "Survivor" and "The Amazing Race," helped CBS win the week overall, the Nielsen Co. said Tuesday. Also giving CBS a boost was its new reality hit, "Undercover Boss," which ranked fourth for the week with 16.7 million viewers.
March 19, 2000
Saturday MIDWEST REGIONAL AT MINNEAPOLIS * UCLA 105, Maryland 70 * Iowa State 79, Auburn 60 MIDWEST REGIONAL AT CLEVELAND * Syracuse 52, Kentucky 50 * Michigan State 73, Utah 61 WEST REGIONAL AT SALT LAKE CITY * Wisconsin 66, Arizona 59 * Louisiana State 72, Texas 67 WEST REGIONAL AT TUCSON * Gonzaga 82, St. John's 76 * Purdue 66, Oklahoma 62 Today EAST REGIONAL AT BUFFALO, N.Y. * Oklahoma State (3) vs. Pepperdine (11), 9 a.m. * Temple (2) vs. Seton Hall (10), 11:30 a.m.
March 12, 2012 |
March Madness starts this week and there's a lot of money at stake, including more than $1 billion in wages paid to distracted workers and $2.5 billion in illegal bets. The NCAA basketball tournament will suck 90 minutes out of each workday for 2.5 million workers, according to a report from employment consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas . If last year is any indication, employers will pay out $175 million in wages to workers who are sneaking peeks at games online, checking scores or managing office pool brackets during the first two days of the tournament, according to Challenger.
March 17, 2014 |
The teams invited to March Madness might be celebrating, but researchers who monitor academic performance among college athletes are not so thrilled. A study released Monday by the University of Central Florida suggests that, even though the NCAA continues to push for academic progress, the country's top basketball programs are not showing much improvement in the classroom. "This year we seemed to be treading water instead of moving ahead," said Richard Lapchick of the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport.
March 27, 2013 |
On Thursday, when both Michigan and Michigan State played in the NCAA tournament, apparently a few too many students in one Michigan school district tried to watch the games on their schools' computers. The basketball craze in the Genesee Intermediate School District reportedly prevented some students from being able to access online instructional resources. Workers with Genesee Network for Education Telecommunication, or GenNET, were flooded with complaints, leading the school district to block access to college basketball games over its computers.
March 8, 2012 |
What's a state dinner without the Big Dance? President Obama is scheduled to share one of his greatest passions with David Cameron during the British prime minister's visit to the United States next week: college hoops. Obama plans to travel with Cameron to Dayton, Ohio, on Tuesday night to take in an opening-round game in the men's NCAA basketball tournament, the White House confirmed. The NCAA tournament -- known as March Madness -- has become a fixture of the Obama presidency.