The Rundown: Natural Selection

The big weekend is here. It’s time for Selection Sunday, which is when we find out the teams that make up the 68 teams in the March Madness bracket.


Try to contain yourselves,

The Last Night’s Game Team


PS – There’s still time to submit your questions as part of our March Madness 101 as well as join the Last Night’s Game Bracket Challenge. We promise you a good time. (You can also submit your questions in the comment section below). 

World Baseball Classic

  • Quest for glory. Team U.S.A. begins their quest for baseball world domination in Miami today against Columbia. Would you like to know more about World Baseball Classic? Round the bases of knowledge with our five things to know. (Click here for the full schedule).

NCAA Basketball (College)

  • Plug the leak. Last year the March Madness bracket was leaked online before the exclusive selection show could reveal all of the matchups. Extra precautions are being taken this year for members of the selection committee. They’ll follow strict guidelines like a trial jury such as having all meals delivered by room service and security stationed on the committee members’ floor to ward off uninvited guests.
  • Aborted takeoff. On Wednesday, the Michigan Wolverines’ plane slid off the runway on their way to the Big 10 basketball tournament. The team made it to the game but their uniforms did not. The team was forced to play in their practice jerseys because their game uniforms were stuck on the plane and are now considered evidence in the crash.

NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing)

  • Going all in. Heading into the big weekend in Las Vegas, NASCAR announced they will be adding one additional race to the Vegas track in 2018. The Vegas events will take place in March and September.


  • The Iditarod is one of the most grueling races in the world. The dog sled race is nearly 1,000 miles in the Alaskan wilderness. Yesterday one team of dogs showed up to the stage’s finish line without their musher, who fell asleep and fell off the sled. Good dogs.

Sideline stat

  • National League MVP Kris Bryant, who plays for the Chicago Cubs, set a record with his new contract but it’s not nearly as much as you think. He signed a 1-year/$1.05 million deal, which makes him the highest-paid player in a second year of service time in MLB (Major League Baseball) history.

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