News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Hennes Paynter Communications

Lehmans

Meaden & Moore


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Sports


March Madness: The allure of the little guys
Terry Pluto explains why so many millions are drawn to March Madness
by WKSU's AMANDA RABINOWITZ


Morning Edition Host
Amanda Rabinowitz
 
The University of Akron Zips won the MAC Championship and will play Virginia Commonwealth in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Courtesy of University of Akron
Download (WKSU Only)
This week, millions of people will be filling out their NCAA men’s basketball tournament brackets and watching the dozens of games that are played over a few days. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto talks to Amanda Rabinowitz about why we go so mad for March Madness.
Terry Pluto on the madness behind March Madness

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (4:37)


Terry Pluto's Spring Training trip preview

Other options:
MP3 Download (5:38)


The outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. estimates March Madness  will cost American companies $134 million in "lost wages" as an estimated 3 million workers spend between one to three hours watching hoops. Northeast Ohioans will likely be tuning in as the University of Akron faces Virginia Commonwealth, and Ohio State plays Iona. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto breaks down why the tournament generates so much interest.

Related WKSU Stories

MAC basketball tournament takes dramatic turn
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pluto: Akron's remarkable basketball season is no fluke
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Akron's men basketball team on 17-game win streak
Friday, February 22, 2013

Listener Comments:

#13 seed Montana plays #4 seed Syracuse Thursday night. Go Griz!

And what about women's basketball? #13 seed Montana plays #4 seed Georgia Saturday afternoon in Spokane, Wash. Go Lady Griz!


Posted by: Renee (Montana) on March 20, 2013 1:03AM
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook





Stories with Recent Comments

Will Ohio's marijuana initiative follow casinos' lead?
We just ask to have marijuana legalized and here comes some nimrod trying to rob us of our rights and make us buy it from some legalized new type DRUG DEALER th...

Fancy dinners from humble beginnings at The Blue Door
Grandma of Chris Miller moved to Florida in a retirement community but I sure miss the Falls and the Blue Door, and the fine service and the true friendship of ...

The Black Keys guitar tech's moment in the spotlight
Nice job, Vivian. It's always nice to hear about the unsung heroes getting their due! Thank you, Chuck Johnston (Full disclosure - I'm a friend of the Carney fa...

A guide for gift-shopping for older Ohians
I'll never be to old for peanut brittle.

Akron's Tuba Christmas: A resounding blast of holiday spirit
Nice piece, Vivian! Looking forward to hearing you move from flute to tuba on Saturday. Love hearing your interviews and this seemed extra special since I kno...

Cleveland Hugo Boss workers are fighting for their jobs again
Bro. Ginard; I support your effert to keep your jobs, I understand all about concesions, I was a Union offical from 1965 until 1991 and the company th...

Asian Carp control could benefit from bill passed by House, heading to the Senate
help me fight the battle against invasive carp by method of harvest

Ohio's Portman supports lifting limits on party political money
If Portman was legitimately concerned about outside groups influence on elections he would have supported the DISCLOSE act. Instead he helped block it being bro...

Study shows trade with China has cost more than 3 million U.S. jobs
I disagree with James Dorn! If we don't change the playing field and make it a fair competition the whole US industry will be weaker and weaker. Eventually all ...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University