Ladies and gentlemen: Welcome to the Madness. The NCAA Tournament tipped off March 15 and brackets were busted immediately — including mine. The East and Midwest regions look somewhat normal: Two No. 1 seeds, two No. 2 seeds, one No. 3 seed, two No. 5 seeds and one No. 11 seed.
The NCAA announced its tournament bracket March 11 and proved, yet again, that high-major schools are the favorites.
With big free agent signings and coaching changes, Cubs fans should be excited for the 2018 season.
Mid-major schools are already at a disadvantage to the high-majors. The NCAA tournament selection committee makes it tough for mid-majors to earn an at-large bid. But to give athletes immediate eligibility when they transfer would be devastating for conferences such as the MVC.
Going into the men’s basketball season, it was widely speculated the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) would be up for grabs after Wichita State University’s departure. Six games into conference play, that prediction, so far, is accurate.
Assistant sports editor Nick Schultz gives his thoughts on the Bulls’ rebuild.
Assistant sports editor Nick Schultz explains why students should show support at Loyola games.
Assistant sports editor Nick Schultz discusses his ballot for the MVC men’s basketball preseason poll.