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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Round 1 complete

You may have not called Harvard's win over New Mexico, or Florida Golf Coast's historic upset of Georgetown. But Rod Szcygiel did and it has him in first place in the Tribune's Blog/Facebook NCAA Bracket Contest, Sponsored by Tri County Equipment.
Despite all out carnage in the West bracket, Szcygiel suffered only two losses in that region, even calling Ole Miss over Wisconsin. He has 27 points and is in control of this contest, with all of his Final Four intact. There is still a long way to go, but Szcygiel could be difficult to catch.

Huron Daily Tribune sports editor Paul Adams stands alone in second, with 26 points. But he will start falling back, as his West bracket is all but shot.

There is a five-way tie for third, as Brandon Gaeth, Doug Regentin, Joe Messing, Lane Walker and Martin Messing all have 25 points.

After a tough first day, Tribune sports writer Seth Stapleton put together a nice effort in Day 2, to finish tied for 83rd with 20 points.

Good luck in Round 2!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Day 1 in the books

An exciting Day 1 (yes Day 1, the play-in games will never count in our book) is in the books. We saw our share of upsets and near upsets, but none was bigger than No. 14 Harvard over No. 3 New Mexico. Many players in our pool had New Mexico making a deep run, but nobody had the Lobos winning the national championship. If you had New Mexico in your Final Four, your bracket isn't officially busted, but it's pretty close. 

At the end of Day 1, there is a three-way tie for first place, with Tribune sports editor Paul Adams atop, along with Rod Szcygiel. They all accumulated 14 points, but Clark and Szcygiel are in far better shape than Adams. 

Tribune sports writer Seth Stapleton had a rough first day, tallying only eight points. He too had New Mexico in the Final Four. Stapleton was grumbling before the New Mexico game about not filling out a bracket next year. We're sure losing a Final Four team on the first day has put him in an even better mood. 

We would like to thank the over 120 people who played this year, helping us to nearly double our previous record. Also, thanks to Tri County Equipment for sponsoring the contest. Good luck in Day 2. 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

NCAA Contest is back!

Our annual NCAA Blog/Facebook Contest is back. If you have played in the past, all you need to do is sign in through CBS Sports. If not, email Paul Adams at and he will send you an invite. Everyone is playing for a to be determined cash prize.