Some physicists are relying on a phenomenon called superposition to fill in their NCAA men's basketball tournament selections
March Madness isn't over, but one thing is certain: no one is going to win "Buffet's Billion." Before even half of the NCAA college men's basketball tournament games had finished, every bracket entered into Yahoo's contest to win a billion dollars had at least one red strikethrough...
Warren Buffett’s Bracket Challenge* has put even more of a spotlight than usual on March Madness, the annual NCAA basketball tournament.
March Madness Math: Are the "Dreaded Middle Seeds" So Bad?
The opening tip of the 2012 NCAA women's basketball championship game, played April 3, 2012. My Baylor Lady Bears, led by #42 Brittney Griner and #0 Odyssey Sims, defeated Notre Dame 80-61...
Why You Can't Shoot the Same Foul Shot Twice
Repeated motions differ slightly because of the brain's planning mechanism and muscle contractions. by Nikhil Swaminathan
Can you put a price on March Madness?
I originally published versions of this post at IonPsych on 3/9/11 and at my Wordpress blog on 3/11/12. You can see the original posts by clicking here for the 2011 post, or by clicking the From The Archives icon for the 2012 post...
Statistics, probability and NCAA's "March Madness"
The NCAA men's basketball "March Madness" tournament may have just tipped off, but one academic is already thinking about the later rounds.
Basketball players beat sportswriters in this prediction game
Score one for athletes over sportswriters: Basketball players are nearly twice as good as sportswriters at predicting whether a shot will go in the basket.
Expensive Sneakers May Twist Ankles
In The U.S., Height Hits Its Head On The Genetic Ceiling
Tackling Race and Sports
Review by Jon Entine argues that athletes of African ancestry are better than the competition
Saving Troubled Knees
Silk scaffolds, grafts from pigs and green tea extracts might someday help keep injured and vulnerable joints active
Hoopsters Believe In Hot-or-Not Hand
Pro basketball players were much more likely to try another three-point shot after making one than after missing one. John Matson reports
New Basketball Takes Bad Bounce
Players have complained about the NBA's new synthetic basketball. Now physicists agree with the players' gripes about the grip.