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March Madness: Top seeds, favorites, more

March Madness is now in full swing and the top seeds and favorites have been doing exactly what is expected.

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Setting boundaries for March Madness in the workplace

For fans of March Madness, the days ahead could be filled with nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat, basketball excitement.

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Road to March Madness: Virginia Tech expert points to probability, luck

For fans of March Madness, picking the perfect bracket can be challenging and frustrating.

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Waynesboro YMCA hosting March Madness Weight Loss Challenge

March Madness is coming to the Waynesboro YMCA. The Y is hosting a March Madness Weight Loss Challenge that tips off on Wednesday, March 1.

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Fill out the free college hoops bracket for the Waynesboro YMCA

The folks at The Charity Bracket will donate $50,000 to the Waynesboro YMCA if you have the best score at the end of the tournament.

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Mobile March Madness: Use these apps to win your bracket

March Madness is just around the corner, and if you follow college basketball, you no doubt are getting ready to make a wager or two on the big game.

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Essential things you need to enjoy March Madness

One of the most enjoyable parts of March Madness is the filling out of the brackets. There are a number of contests out there that will allow a person to win big bucks.

UVA Sports Today looks at Cavs’ NCAA Tournament bracket

Did UVA get shorted with the #2 seed in the East Regional? Does it matter? The UVA Sports Today podcast breaks down the brackets with a focus on Virginia, starting with Friday’s second-round game with #15 seed Belmont.

Live Blog: NCAA Tournament Selection Sunday

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will lead a live blog discussing the NCAA Tournament Selection Sunday seeding of the Field of 68 that will compete for the 2015 national title.

UVA fans: Prepare to be upset at NCAA seeding

UVA basketball spent the last 11 weeks ranked second or third in the Associated Press Top 25, won the ACC regular season for the second straight year, and yet when the NCAA Tournament seeds are released this evening, you can bet on Virginia being on the two seed line.


ACC Tournament quarterfinals: The greatest day in sports

Eight teams and their fans will pack the Greensboro Coliseum for a day-long hoops fest at the 2015 ACC Tournament. Five of the eight are in the Top 20, two more are looking to advance to the Big Dance and Florida State has a freshman that can score points faster than I can type.

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AFP editor Chris Graham talks March Madness on WREL-1450

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks college basketball with host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va. The calendar has shifted to March Madness, and the focus of today’s segment is second-ranked UVA, the ACC and the upcoming NCAA Tournament.


ACC Bubble Watch: NC State, Miami, Pitt on the outside looking in?

What about State? Life on the NCAA bubble is like a ride on a roller coaster. N.C. State was at a crest after its win on the road at North Carolina mid-week, and then at a valley after its double-digit loss at Boston College on Saturday.


ACC March Madness Watch: N.C. State up, Notre Dame down

Pack closer to punching ticket? N.C. State’s 51-47 loss to #2 UVA on Feb. 11 was the Pack’s fifth loss in six games, and it seemed that State’s NCAA Tournament hopes were fading, if not flaming.

ESPN knows what college basketball needs: Don’t believe the hype

Let’s do a blind taste test on stats from three ACC teams in ESPN college basketball games this week. Just for fun, you know, no other reason.


February Madness: How many ACC teams get to the Big Dance?

As good as the top of the ACC has been, the rest of the ACC has been sorely lacking, so much so that it’s hard to see the conference getting anybody outside the Power 5 into the NCAA Tournament on Selection Sunday.

How many ACC teams could be going dancing in March Madness?

There are five ACC teams in the Top 15 of the two national polls. Are there others from the nation’s best basketball conference that could be in line to punch a ticket to March Madness?

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Step forward: UVA basketball looks to build on success

As a freshman in 2011-2012, UVA guard Malcolm Brogdon showed flashes of the brilliance that was to come, putting in a season-high 16 points in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge against #14 Michigan and scoring in double figures in three ACC games.


March Madness: Gas prices soar to six-month high

It’s been March Madness at the gas pump of late, as prices soared to their highest price point in six months. The national average price at the pump rose to $3.53 per gallon Friday, two cents above week ago prices, and 15 cents more expensive than one month ago.

JMU to host NCAA Women’s Selection Show Watch Party

JMU will host a watch party for the 2014 NCAA Women’s Basketball Selection Show at the Convocation Center, Monday, March 17. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the selection show slated to begin at 7 p.m.

Chris Graham: Don’t get too down, UVa. Nation

Let’s face it. VCU is the heavyweight college basketball program in the state of Virginia, and has been for some time. There was a time, maybe about 15 years ago, that Virginia was the big boy in the Commonwealth, but that was before Pete Gillen, before Dave Leitao, long before Tony Bennett.


AAA: March Madness doesn’t extend to gas prices

March Madness is here, however things are anything but mad at the gas pumps so far this spring. Prices continue to ease for motorists as crude oil prices stabilize and refineries come back online following winter maintenance. The national average price of regular grade gasoline dropped a penny this week to $3.69 Friday. This price is eight cents more than one month ago, but it is 19 cents less expensive than the average price one year ago.

JMU wins NCAA Tourney opener

Freshman guard Andre Nation (Plant City, Fla./Faith Baptist Christian School) scored 15 points and added seven rebounds, four assists and a career-high five blocks as the James Madison men’s basketball earned its first NCAA Tournament win in over 30 years, Wednesday. JMU defeated LIU Brooklyn 68-55 in the NCAA First Four at the University Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio.

JMU tops Northeastern, 70-57, punches ticket to Big Dance

Redshirt senior guard A.J. Davis (Columbus, Ohio/Harmony Community School (Wyoming)) scored a game-high 26 points on his way to being named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player as he led the JMU men’s basketball team to a 70-57 victory over Northeastern to win the 2013 Colonial Athletic Association Championship at the Richmond Coliseum.

UVa., VCU, Norfolk State make NCAA field

Virginia will play in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in five years. The ‘Hoos (22-9) earned the #10 seed in the West Regional and will square off with the #7 seed Florida (23-10) in a second-round game in Omaha, Neb., on Friday. The winner of that game gets the winner of the matchup […]