March Madness
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IHSA Hopes New Basketball Finals Format Will Boost Attendance

The Illinois high school basketball finals are where the term March Madness was coined.

The NCAA basketball tournament, where the phrase is most often used now, has been hurting attendance at the prep finals in recent years. So, the Illinois High School Association is making the girls and boys state tournaments one weekend each in early March.

A basketball shooting a free throw underhand
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Who You Calling Granny?

The crew devotes some serious minutes to the virtues (or lack thereof) of baseball's intentional walk, and goes long on granny style. Yes, we know we're mixing our sports metaphors.

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