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Final Four: Louisville looms large as championship chalk

What was once a bulging field of 68 teams has been whittled down to the Final Four, and this Saturday they'll narrow it down to two before college basketball crowns its champion for this 2012-13 season on Monday night.

Play Ball! MLB Betting Sneaks Into Spring Spotlight

What with all the Madness of the last month the opening of this 2013 Major League Baseball betting season almost snuck up on us. The Astros, playing their first season in the American League, and Rangers led things off Sunday night and the action really gets rolling Monday.

Among some of this week's more interesting matchups:

NCAA Tournament Preview: An Elite Eight Weekend

What was once 68 teams full of hopes and dreams is now down to eight; by Saturday night we'll be down to six, and by Sunday night we'll know which Final Four teams will be headed on down to Georgia next weekend.

The NCAA tournament reaches crunch time this weekend with two regional finals Saturday and two more Sunday.

Sweet 16 set to hit the hardcourt Thursday night

The field for this NCAA tournament has been whittled down from 68 to 16. By Sunday evening we'll be down to the Final Four.

How do we get there? Well, we start with four games Thursday night and four more Friday night, before the regional finals this weekend.

NIT, CBI betting action whets appetite for Sweet 16

The NCAA tournament, down to its Sweet 16, takes a few days off before resuming play on Thursday. In the interim the NIT and CBI take over the college basketball betting boards, offering up action for early this week.

Opening weekend of March Madness sets stage for Sweet 16

Some of the Madness goes down on the opening Thursday and Friday of the NCAA tournament, but some of the really good stuff happens on the first Saturday and Sunday, as the field that was 68 and then 32 is whittled down to 16.

Here's a partial song list for this weekend at the Big Dance.

March Madness basketball betting begins this week

After the long regular season that began way back in November, and the conference regular-season races, and two weeks worth of conference tournaments, the real Madness of March arrives this week. Play begins in the 2013 NCAA basketball championship tournament with play-in games Tuesday and Wednesday, and by Sunday night the field of 68 teams will be cut down to 16.

Title showdowns set to seize basketball betting spotlight

College basketball is down to the final weekend of its regular season, which means it's last-chance time for teams to earn NCAA tournament berths, either by winning their conference tournaments or enhancing their resumes. Next week, the real Madness begins.

Here's how this weekend's schedule shakes out.

Kansas, Florida, Duke all even-money chalk to win crowns

College basketball's conference tournament season explodes this week, with all the major conferences joining in the festivities. Here's a sampling of what's to come.

Conference championships seize pre-Madness spotlight

We're knee-deep into that crazy time of the college basketball season, as major conference title races come to a conclusion the same time many other conferences are playing their tournaments. All of which makes for some great NCAA hoops betting.

Here's a quick look at just some of this weekend's action, with a little something extra for the bettors out there.



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