After a wild couple of rounds to tip off this year's March Madness, a few surviving favorites heading into the Big Dance have only strengthened their position going into the Sweet 16. The Duke Blue Devils currently top the betting board at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark at +325 (bet $100 to win $325) on the odds to win the NCAA Tournament despite being the second seed in the Midwest Region.
Cinderella rules the South region of the NCAA tournament, where Loyola-Chicago will take on Nevada in a Sweet 16 matchup Thursday night in Atlanta. Where does the betting value lie in a game like this? March Madness point spread: The Wolf Pack opened as 2.5-point favorites; the total is at 143.5, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark (line updates and matchup report). March Madness betting pick, via OddsShark computer: 72.8-69.2, Ramblers (March Madness picks on every game).
This not the Sweet 16 we imagined, but it's the one we deserve.The tournament has tipped off. Your picks are locked in. It's time to find out how your bracket is holding up. Check your bracketsIf the NCAA tournament is anything, it's inclusive -- competitively and culturally. The swell of college basketball fans who flock to the action in March highlights the postseason finale's unique allure to a diverse population that's not easy to galvanize.
A "baseball" draft rule would be unfair to Trae Young and others like him. Let players leave whenever they're ready, from senior year of high school and beyond. He's a lottery pick. Wouldn't have been drafted last year. Stock could fall if he comes back. Now is perfect time.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".