Beat The Blogger Matchups: March Madness Edition

This week’s Beat the Blogger contest will be made up entirely of NCAA
Tournament matchups
and will feature a prize package of nearly $500
worth of sports memorabilia
including an authentic NBA basketball
signed by the entire 2007-08 NBA Rookie class including last year’s
Rookie of the Year Kevin Durant and other top stars such as Greg Oden,
Al Horford and Rodney Stuckey, Jeff Greene and many more.

The special March Madness edition Beat The Blogger contest matchups will be posted on Tuesday (March 17).
There will be 32 NCAA Tournament matchups for you to pick with the
Top-10 highest 1NCAA.pngscorers (plus ties) advancing to the following week. The Top-10 will then select the winners of the Sweet 16 round and the Elite 8 Round
with the Top-5 (plus ties) scorers advancing to the Final Four the
following week. Once we establish the Top-2 scorers from the third
round, we’ll toss out a new set of 10 matchups (back to typical Beat The Blogger format) with the highest total walking away with a prize package valued at nearly $500. The runner-up will receive (3) authentic signed 8-by-10 photos. Those qualifying for the second and third rounds will be notified via e-mail so if you’re not qualified enjoy the extra free time and get ready for the return of the regular weekly Beat The Blogger contest April 9.

The March Madness Beat the Blogger contest will run for three weeks and the regular weekly Beat The Blogger contest will resume on the week of April 6 so make sure you among the top-scoring teams so you can keep playing each week. The contestants who advance will be posted on March 16, March 24 and April 1 with the grand prize winner announced on April 8.
Good luck to everyone and make sure you spread the word about the
contest to your friends. There’s no easier way to win great, authentic
signed sports memorabilia anywhere.

Select the first round winners. (Easiest way to make your selections is by cutting and pasting the matchups to your post and then typing in your selections in parenthesis. Use the Blogger’s picks as a guide to how to make your selections.) As always, good luck and spread the word about the contest.

You Make The Call: Can You Beat The Blogger?


Beat the Blogger March Madness Edition
hochblog.jpg
Midwest Bracket
Louisville vs. Play-In game winner
Ohio St. vs. Siena

Utah vs. Arizona
Wake Forest vs. Cleveland St.

West Virginia vs. Dayton
Kansas vs. N.Dakota St.

Boston College vs. USC
Michigan St. vs. Robert Morris

West Bracket
UConn vs. Chattanooga
BYU vs. Texas A&M

Purdue vs. Northern Iowa
Washington vs. Mississippi St.

Marquette vs. Utah St.
Missouri vs. Cornell

California vs. Maryland
Memphis vs. Cal. St. Northridge

East Bracket
Pittsburgh vs. E. Tennessee St.
Oklahoma St. vs. Tennessee

Florida St. vs. Wisconsin
Xavier vs. Portland St.

UCLA vs. VCU
Villanova vs. American

Texas vs. Minnesota
Duke vs. Binghamton

South Bracket
North Carolina vs. Radford
LSU vs. Butler

Illinois vs. Western Kentucky
Gonzaga vs Akron

Arizona St. vs. Temple
Syracuse vs. Steven F. Austin

Clemson vs. Michigan
Oklahoma vs. Morgan St.

14 thoughts on “Beat The Blogger Matchups: March Madness Edition

  1. steve Emerick on said:

    Beat the Blogger March Madness Edition
    Midwest Bracket
    Louisville vs. Play-In game winner (Louisville)
    Ohio St. vs. Siena (Siena)

    Utah vs. Arizona (Utah)
    Wake Forest vs. Cleveland St. (Wake Forest)

    West Virginia vs. Dayton (Dayton)
    Kansas vs. N.Dakota St. (Kansas)

    Boston College vs. USC (Boston College)
    Michigan St. vs. Robert Morris (Michigan ST)

    West Bracket
    UConn vs. Chattanooga (UCONN)
    BYU vs. Texas A&M (Texas A&M)

    Purdue vs. Northern Iowa (Purdue)
    Washington vs. Mississippi St. (Mississippi St)

    Marquette vs. Utah St. (Marquette)
    Missouri vs. Cornell (Missouri)

    California vs. Maryland (California)
    Memphis vs. Cal. St. Northridge (Memphis)

    East Bracket
    Pittsburgh vs. E. Tennessee St. (Pittsburgh)
    Oklahoma St. vs. Tennessee (Oklahoma St)

    Florida St. vs. Wisconsin (Florida St)
    Xavier vs. Portland St. (Xavier)

    UCLA vs. VCU (VCU)
    Villanova vs. American (Villanova)

    Texas vs. Minnesota (Texas)
    Duke vs. Binghamton (Duke)

    South Bracket
    North Carolina vs. Radford (UNC)
    LSU vs. Butler (Butler)

    Illinois vs. Western Kentucky (Western Kentucky)
    Gonzaga vs Akron (Gonzaga)

    Arizona St. vs. Temple (AZ ST)
    Syracuse vs. Steven F. Austin (Syracuse)

    Clemson vs. Michigan (Clemson)
    Oklahoma vs. Morgan St.(Oklahoma)

  2. steve Emerick on said:

    There are always two threads for this every week.

    Which one are we supposed to reply to

  3. Ripper on said:

    Midwest Bracket
    Louisville vs. Play-In game winner (Louisville)
    Ohio St. vs. Siena (Ohio State))

    Utah vs. Arizona (Arizona)
    Wake Forest vs. Cleveland St. (Wake Forest)

    West Virginia vs. Dayton (WVU)
    Kansas vs. N.Dakota St. (Kansas)

    Boston College vs. USC (USC)
    Michigan St. vs. Robert Morris (Michigan St)

    West Bracket
    UConn vs. Chattanooga (Uconn)
    BYU vs. Texas A&M (BYU)

    Purdue vs. Northern Iowa (Purdue)
    Washington vs. Mississippi St. (Washington)

    Marquette vs. Utah St. (Marquette)
    Missouri vs. Cornell (Missouri)

    California vs. Maryland (California)
    Memphis vs. Cal. St. Northridge (Memphis)

    East Bracket
    Pittsburgh vs. E. Tennessee St. (Pitt)
    Oklahoma St. vs. Tennessee (Oklahoma St.)

    Florida St. vs. Wisconsin (Wisconsin)
    Xavier vs. Portland St. (Xavier)

    UCLA vs. VCU (UCLA)
    Villanova vs. American (Villanova)

    Texas vs. Minnesota (Texas)
    Duke vs. Binghamton (Duke)

    South Bracket
    North Carolina vs. Radford (Noth Carolina)
    LSU vs. Butler (LSU)

    Illinois vs. Western Kentucky (Western Kentucky)
    Gonzaga vs Akron (Gonzaga)

    Arizona St. vs. Temple (Ariz. St.)
    Syracuse vs. Steven F. Austin (Syracuse)

    Clemson vs. Michigan (Clemson)
    Oklahoma vs. Morgan St. (Oklahoma)

  4. Skull dog on said:

    3/17/2009 5:14:26 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
    Midwest Bracket
    Louisville vs. Play-In game winner (Louisville)
    Ohio St. vs. Siena (Ohio State))

    Utah vs. Arizona (Arizona)
    Wake Forest vs. Cleveland St. (Wake Forest)

    West Virginia vs. Dayton (WVU)
    Kansas vs. N.Dakota St. (Kansas)

    Boston College vs. USC (USC)
    Michigan St. vs. Robert Morris (Michigan St)

    West Bracket
    UConn vs. Chattanooga (Uconn)
    BYU vs. Texas A&M (BYU)

    Purdue vs. Northern Iowa (Purdue)
    Washington vs. Mississippi St. (Washington)

    Marquette vs. Utah St. (Marquette)
    Missouri vs. Cornell (Missouri)

    California vs. Maryland (California)
    Memphis vs. Cal. St. Northridge (Memphis)

    East Bracket
    Pittsburgh vs. E. Tennessee St. (Tennessee St.)
    Oklahoma St. vs. Tennessee (Oklahoma St.)

    Florida St. vs. Wisconsin (Florida St.)
    Xavier vs. Portland St. (Xavier)

    UCLA vs. VCU (UCLA)
    Villanova vs. American (Villanova)

    Texas vs. Minnesota (Texas)
    Duke vs. Binghamton (Binghamton)

    South Bracket
    North Carolina vs. Radford (Noth Carolina)
    LSU vs. Butler (LSU)

    Illinois vs. Western Kentucky (Illinois)
    Gonzaga vs Akron (Gonzaga)

    Arizona St. vs. Temple (Ariz. St.)
    Syracuse vs. Steven F. Austin (Syracuse)

    Clemson vs. Michigan (Michigan)
    Oklahoma vs. Morgan St. (Oklahoma)

  5. Sixburgh on said:

    Midwest Bracket
    Louisville vs. Play-In game winner (Louisville)
    Ohio St. vs. Siena (Ohio State))

    Utah vs. Arizona (Utah)
    Wake Forest vs. Cleveland St. (Wake Forest)

    West Virginia vs. Dayton (WVU)
    Kansas vs. N.Dakota St. (Kansas)

    Boston College vs. USC (Boston College)
    Michigan St. vs. Robert Morris (Michigan St)

    West Bracket
    UConn vs. Chattanooga (Uconn)
    BYU vs. Texas A&M (BYU)

    Purdue vs. Northern Iowa (Purdue)
    Washington vs. Mississippi St. (Washington)

    Marquette vs. Utah St. (Utah St)
    Missouri vs. Cornell (Missouri)

    California vs. Maryland (California)
    Memphis vs. Cal. St. Northridge (Memphis)

    East Bracket
    Pittsburgh vs. E. Tennessee St. (Pitt)
    Oklahoma St. vs. Tennessee (Tennessee)

    Florida St. vs. Wisconsin (Florida St)
    Xavier vs. Portland St. (Xavier)

    UCLA vs. VCU (UCLA)
    Villanova vs. American (Villanova)

    Texas vs. Minnesota (Texas)
    Duke vs. Binghamton (Duke)

    South Bracket
    North Carolina vs. Radford (Noth Carolina)
    LSU vs. Butler (LSU)

    Illinois vs. Western Kentucky (Western Kentucky)
    Gonzaga vs Akron (Gonzaga)

    Arizona St. vs. Temple (Ariz. St.)
    Syracuse vs. Steven F. Austin (Syracuse)

    Clemson vs. Michigan (Clemson)
    Oklahoma vs. Morgan St. (Oklahoma)

  6. Tim Ashwell on said:

    Midwest Bracket
    Louisville vs. Morehead St. (Louisville)
    Ohio St. vs. Siena (Siena)

    Utah vs. Arizona (Arizona)
    Wake Forest vs. Cleveland St. (Wake Forest)

    West Virginia vs. Dayton (Dayton)
    Kansas vs. N.Dakota St. (Kansas)

    Boston College vs. USC (Boston College)
    Michigan St. vs. Robert Morris (Michigan State)

    West Bracket
    UConn vs. Chattanooga (UConn)
    BYU vs. Texas A&M (BYU)

    Purdue vs. Northern Iowa (Purdue)
    Washington vs. Mississippi St. (Mississippi State)

    Marquette vs. Utah St. (Utah State)
    Missouri vs. Cornell (Missouri)

    California vs. Maryland (Maryland)
    Memphis vs. Cal. St. Northridge (Memphis)

    East Bracket
    Pittsburgh vs. E. Tennessee St. (Pitt)
    Oklahoma St. vs. Tennessee (Oklahoma State)

    Florida St. vs. Wisconsin (Florida State)
    Xavier vs. Portland St. (Xavier)

    UCLA vs. VCU (VCU)
    Villanova vs. American (Villanova)

    Texas vs. Minnesota (Texas)
    Duke vs. Binghamton (Duke)

    South Bracket
    North Carolina vs. Radford (Carolina)
    LSU vs. Butler (LSU)

    Illinois vs. Western Kentucky (WKU)
    Gonzaga vs Akron (Gonzaga)

    Arizona St. vs. Temple (Temple)
    Syracuse vs. Steven F. Austin (Syracuse)

    Clemson vs. Michigan (Clemson)
    Oklahoma vs. Morgan St. (Oklahoma)

  7. Dion Soskin on said:

    Midwest Bracket
    Louisville vs. Play-In game winner(Louisville)
    Ohio St. vs. Siena (Ohio St.

    Utah vs. Arizona (Arizona)
    Wake Forest vs. Cleveland St. (Wake Forest)

    West Virginia vs. Dayton (West Virginia)
    Kansas vs. N.Dakota St. (Kansas)

    Boston College vs. USC (Boston College)
    Michigan St. vs. Robert Morris (Michigan St.)

    West Bracket
    UConn vs. Chattanooga (UConn)
    BYU vs. Texas A&M (Texas A&M)

    Purdue vs. Northern Iowa (Purdue)
    Washington vs. Mississippi St. (Mississippi St.)

    Marquette vs. Utah St. (Marquette)
    Missouri vs. Cornell (Missouri)

    California vs. Maryland (Maryland)
    Memphis vs. Cal. St. Northridge (Memphis)

    East Bracket
    Pittsburgh vs. E. Tennessee St. (Pittsburgh)
    Oklahoma St. vs. Tennessee (Oklahoma ST.)

    Florida St. vs. Wisconsin (Florida St.)
    Xavier vs. Portland St. (Xavier)

    UCLA vs. VCU (UCLA)
    Villanova vs. American (Villanova)

    Texas vs. Minnesota (Texas)
    Duke vs. Binghamton (Duke)

    South Bracket
    North Carolina vs. Radford (North Carolina)
    LSU vs. Butler (LSU)

    Illinois vs. Western Kentucky (Illinois)
    Gonzaga vs Akron (Gonzaga)

    Arizona St. vs. Temple (Temple)
    Syracuse vs. Steven F. Austin (Syracuse)

    Clemson vs. Michigan (Clemson)
    Oklahoma vs. Morgan St. (Oklahoma)

  8. blane arrington on said:

    Beat the Blogger March Madness
    Midwest Bracket
    Louisville vs. Play-In game winner (Louisville)
    Ohio St. vs. Siena (Siena)

    Utah vs. Arizona (Utah)
    Wake Forest vs. Cleveland St. (Wake Forest)

    West Virginia vs. Dayton (West Virginia)
    Kansas vs. N.Dakota St. (Kansas)

    Boston College vs. USC (Boston College)
    Michigan St. vs. Robert Morris (Michigan St.)

    West Bracket
    UConn vs. Chattanooga (UConn)
    BYU vs. Texas A&M (BYU)

    Purdue vs. Northern Iowa (Purdue)
    Washington vs. Mississippi St. (Washington)

    Marquette vs. Utah St. (Marquette)
    Missouri vs. Cornell (Missouri)

    California vs. Maryland(California)
    Memphis vs. Cal. St. Northridge (Memphis)

    East Bracket
    Pittsburgh vs. E. Tennessee St. (Pittsburgh)
    Oklahoma St. vs. Tennessee (Tennessee)

    Florida St. vs. Wisconsin (Florida St.)
    Xavier vs. Portland St. (Xavier)

    UCLA vs. VCU (UCLA)
    Villanova vs. American (Villanova)

    Texas vs. Minnesota (Texas)
    Duke vs. Binghamton (Duke)

    South Bracket
    North Carolina vs. Radford (North Carolina)
    LSU vs. Butler (LSU)

    Illinois vs. Western Kentucky (Illinois)
    Gonzaga vs Akron (Gonzaga)

    Arizona St. vs. Temple (Arizona St.)
    Syracuse vs. Steven F. Austin (Syracuse)

    Clemson vs. Michigan (Clemson)
    Oklahoma vs. Morgan St. (Oklahoma)

  9. Laraine on said:

    Midwest Bracket
    Louisville vs. Play-In game winner (Louisville)
    Ohio St. vs. Siena (Ohio State)

    Utah vs. Arizona (Arizona)
    Wake Forest vs. Cleveland St. (Wake Forest)

    West Virginia vs. Dayton (West Virginia)
    Kansas vs. N.Dakota St. (N. Dakota St.)

    Boston College vs. USC (Boston College)
    Michigan St. vs. Robert Morris (Michigan St.)

    West Bracket
    UConn vs. Chattanooga (UConn)
    BYU vs. Texas A&M (Texas A&M)

    Purdue vs. Northern Iowa (Purdue)
    Washington vs. Mississippi St. (Washington)

    Marquette vs. Utah St. (Marquette)
    Missouri vs. Cornell (Missouri)

    California vs. Maryland (Maryland)
    Memphis vs. Cal. St. Northridge (Memphis)

    East Bracket
    Pittsburgh vs. E. Tennessee St. (Pittsburgh)
    Oklahoma St. vs. Tennessee (Tennessee)

    Florida St. vs. Wisconsin (Wisconsin)
    Xavier vs. Portland St. (Portland State)

    UCLA vs. VCU (UCLA)
    Villanova vs. American (Villanova)

    Texas vs. Minnesota (Texas)
    Duke vs. Binghamton (Duke)

    South Bracket
    North Carolina vs. Radford (North Carolina)
    LSU vs. Butler (LSU)

    Illinois vs. Western Kentucky (Illinois)
    Gonzaga vs Akron (Gonzaga)

    Arizona St. vs. Temple (Arizona St.)
    Syracuse vs. Steven F. Austin (Syracuse)

    Clemson vs. Michigan (Clemson)
    Oklahoma vs. Morgan St. (Oklahoma)

  10. Midwest Bracket
    Louisville
    Ohio St.

    Utah
    Wake Forest

    West Virginia
    Kansas

    Boston College
    Michigan St.

    West Bracket
    UConn
    BYU

    Purdue
    Washington

    Marquette
    Missouri

    California
    Memphis

    East Bracket
    Pittsburgh
    Oklahoma St.

    Florida St.
    Xavier

    UCLA
    Villanova

    Texas
    Duke

    South Bracket
    North Carolina
    Butler

    Illinois
    Gonzaga

    Arizona St.
    Syracuse

    Clemson
    Oklahoma

  11. Kerrin on said:

    Beat the Blogger March Madness Edition
    Midwest Bracket
    Louisville vs. Play-In game winner (Louisville)
    Ohio St. vs. Siena (Siena)

    Utah vs. Arizona (Arizona)
    Wake Forest vs. Cleveland St. (Wake Forest)

    West Virginia vs. Dayton (Dayton)
    Kansas vs. N.Dakota St. (Kansas)

    Boston College vs. USC (Boston College)
    Michigan St. vs. Robert Morris (Michigan St.)

    West Bracket
    UConn vs. Chattanooga (UConn)
    BYU vs. Texas A&M (BYU)

    Purdue vs. Northern Iowa (Purdue)
    Washington vs. Mississippi St. (Washington)

    Marquette vs. Utah St. (Marquette)
    Missouri vs. Cornell (Missouri)

    California vs. Maryland (Maryland)
    Memphis vs. Cal. St. Northridge (Memphis)

    East Bracket
    Pittsburgh vs. E. Tennessee St. (Pittsburgh)
    Oklahoma St. vs. Tennessee (Tennessee)

    Florida St. vs. Wisconsin (Florida St.)
    Xavier vs. Portland St. (Portland State)

    UCLA vs. VCU (UCLA)
    Villanova vs. American (Villanova)

    Texas vs. Minnesota (Texas)
    Duke vs. Binghamton (Duke)

    South Bracket
    North Carolina vs. Radford (North Carolina)
    LSU vs. Butler (LSU)

    Illinois vs. Western Kentucky (Illinois)
    Gonzaga vs Akron (Gonzaga)

    Arizona St. vs. Temple (Arizona St.)
    Syracuse vs. Steven F. Austin (Syracuse)

    Clemson vs. Michigan (Clemson)
    Oklahoma vs. Morgan St. (Oklahoma)

  12. Dan McAuliffe on said:

    Beat the Blogger March Madness Edition
    Midwest Bracket
    Louisville vs. Play-In game winner (Louisville)
    Ohio St. vs. Siena (Siena)

    Utah vs. Arizona (Utah)
    Wake Forest vs. Cleveland St. (Wake Forest)

    West Virginia vs. Dayton (West Virginia)
    Kansas vs. N.Dakota St. (Kansas)

    Boston College vs. USC (Boston College)
    Michigan St. vs. Robert Morris (Michigan St)

    West Bracket
    UConn vs. Chattanooga (UConn)
    BYU vs. Texas A&M (Texas A&M)

    Purdue vs. Northern Iowa (Purdue)
    Washington vs. Mississippi St. (Mississippi St)

    Marquette vs. Utah St. (Utah St)
    Missouri vs. Cornell (Missouri)

    California vs. Maryland (Maryland)
    Memphis vs. Cal. St. Northridge (Memphis)

    East Bracket
    Pittsburgh vs. E. Tennessee St. (Pittsburgh)
    Oklahoma St. vs. Tennessee (Oklahoma St)

    Florida St. vs. Wisconsin (Florida St)
    Xavier vs. Portland St. (Xavier)

    UCLA vs. VCU (VCU)
    Villanova vs. American (Villanova)

    Texas vs. Minnesota (Texas)
    Duke vs. Binghamton (Duke)

    South Bracket
    North Carolina vs. Radford (North Carolina)
    LSU vs. Butler (Butler)

    Illinois vs. Western Kentucky (Western Kentucky)
    Gonzaga vs Akron (Gonzaga)

    Arizona St. vs. Temple (Arizona St)
    Syracuse vs. Steven F. Austin (Syracuse)

    Clemson vs. Michigan (Clemson)
    Oklahoma vs. Morgan St. (Oklahoma)

  13. Beat the Blogger March Madness
    Midwest Bracket
    Louisville vs. Play-In game winner (Louisville)
    Ohio St. vs. Siena (Siena)

    Utah vs. Arizona (Utah)
    Wake Forest vs. Cleveland St. (Wake Forest)

    West Virginia vs. Dayton (West Virginia)
    Kansas vs. N.Dakota St. (Kansas)

    Boston College vs. USC (USC)
    Michigan St. vs. Robert Morris (Michigan State)

    West Bracket
    UConn vs. Chattanooga (UConn)
    BYU vs. Texas A&M (Texas A&M)

    Purdue vs. Northern Iowa (Northern Iowa)
    Washington vs. Mississippi St. (Washington)

    Marquette vs. Utah St. (Marquette)
    Missouri vs. Cornell (Missouri)

    California vs. Maryland (Maryland)
    Memphis vs. Cal. St. Northridge (Memphis)

    East Bracket
    Pittsburgh vs. E. Tennessee St. (Pittsburgh)
    Oklahoma St. vs. Tennessee (Oklahoma St.)

    Florida St. vs. Wisconsin (Wisconsin)
    Xavier vs. Portland St. (Xavier)

    UCLA vs. VCU (UCLA)
    Villanova vs. American (Villanova)

    Texas vs. Minnesota (Texas)
    Duke vs. Binghamton (Duke)

    South Bracket
    North Carolina vs. Radford (North Carolina)
    LSU vs. Butler (Butler)

    Illinois vs. Western Kentucky (Illinois)
    Gonzaga vs Akron (Gonzaga)

    Arizona St. vs. Temple (Arizona St.)
    Syracuse vs. Steven F. Austin (Syracuse)

    Clemson vs. Michigan (Michigan)
    Oklahoma vs. Morgan St. (Oklahoma)

  14. kchisler on said:

    Missed the first set of games, will still try using second day games only.

    Midwest Bracket
    Louisville
    Ohio St.
    Arizona
    Wake Forest
    West Virginia
    Kansas
    USC
    Michigan St.

    West Bracket
    Marquette
    Missouri

    East Bracket
    Pittsburgh
    Oklahoma St.
    Florida St.
    Xavier

    South Bracket
    Arizona St.
    Syracuse

Leave a Reply