I really love the fact that we have a basketball-loving President, and one who makes brackets every year. He’s picked Baylor, Notre Dame, California and Connecticut to reach the Final Four this year, with Baylor winning the championship again.

President Obama’s bracket.

Video of the President explaining his picks.

Barack-etology behind-the-scenes.

Other Tournament news:

Thanks to the Pres, Cal has some Final Four expectations.

Penn State’s Nikki Greene begins the final touch on her career masterpiece.

What you need to know about Texas Tech as they open play in Lubbock.

Fresno State is not your typical #15 seed.

Green Bay’s seniors are no strangers to the Dance.

Vanderbilt’s Gabby Smith reveals her favorite little things about the Tournament.

South Carolina Coach Dawn Staley is looking forward to the first round.

Stanford’s Sara James has the heart of a competitor.

Tennessee got in their final practice before the Tournament today.

Syracuse also had an NCAA Media Day.

Kayla McBride shines in her new role for Notre Dame.

Chucky Jeffery isn’t worried about Colorado’s record against Kansas.

North Carolina is excited to make a Tournament run.

Oklahoma State’s Lindsey Keller is out for the season with multiple concussions.

Idaho knows what’s in Storrs for them.

Sue Guevara has turned around Central Michigan.

South Dakota State bring a history of success to the NCAA’s.

Jade Geif’s Tournament diary for Navy. Alis Membreno does it all for the women in blue.

Florida players just want to have fun.

Non-Tournament news:

Jeri Porter has resigned at George Mason.

Ripon’s Julie Johnson has stepped down, but will remain athletic director.

Women’s Basketball Invitational results so far:

1st Round Action

March 20, 2013

#4 Northern Kentucky 70, #5 College of Charleston 72
*East Region
#4 Elon 68, #5 Eastern Kentucky 61
*West Region
#2 Lamar 70, #7 Presbyterian 48
*West Region

March 21, 2013

#1 Detroit 71 vs. #8 Belmont 68
*East Region
#2 Penn 65 vs. #7 Howard 60
*East Region
#3 Fairfield 71 vs. #6 St. Francis 51(PA)
*East Region
#1 Mercer 70 vs. #8 McNeese State 82
*West Region
#3 Utah State 69 vs. South Dakota 77
*West Region


2nd Round Action

March 23, 2013

2 pm EST #4 Elon vs. #8 McNeese State
7 pm EST #2 Pennsylvania vs. Fairfield

March 24, 2014

2 pm EST #1 Detroit vs. #5 College of Charleston
3 pm CST #2 Lamar vs. #6 South Dakota