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North Carolina fans react while watching the Tar Heels play in the 2009 Final Four. Gerry Broome/AP

Booze and basketball: Why binge drinking increases during March Madness

Binge drinking rises during March Madness among male college students who attend schools that made it to the men's basketball tournament. Researchers take a deeper look at the reasons why.
The former president, seen here with the highest paid basketball coach in the NCAA, was known for getting into March Madness. AP Photo/Alex Brandon

What is March Madness – and the nonprofit that manages the mayhem?

Every March, millions of Americans watch the NCAA's annual college basketball tournament, while millions more fill in brackets to win their office pool.
The University of Dayton Arena, where March Madness will kick off again this year. Greenstrat

How much math do you need to win your March Madness pool?

You want to pick the 'favorites,' to get accuracy points. But you also want to pick some 'underdogs,' to set yourself apart from the pack. Somewhere in the middle is an optimal solution.
The Duke Blue Devils had confidence in their 2015 bracket. USA Today Sports/Reuters

Is your March Madness bracket really better than mine?

Simply filling out a bracket – even with random or uninformed choices – is enough to boost your confidence in success, and to get you to put more money on the line.

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