Yes, March was a big news month: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit voted 2-1 on the 15th to vacate the Labor Department’s fiduciary rule. But more on that later — after sports.
As a diehard San Antonio Spurs fan, I usually don’t follow college basketball. But this year, the NCAA Men’s Final Four games take place in my hometown (also known as the Alamo City), so I’ve been paying a bit more attention.
There have been plenty of upsets, but none more notable than No. 16-seed University of Maryland Baltimore County’s defeat of the No. 1-ranked University of Virginia. I like this kind of underdog story and was disappointed that UMBC went on to lose to Kansas State.
I don’t have an alma mater to root for in this tournament, so I started following what’s happening with NCAA Women’s Basketball. The UCLA team is doing well, and since my tuition dollars are supporting my younger son’s studies there, I’m giving it my backing.
Of course, Connecticut is favored to win the women’s tournament, having won four national championships in a row (2013–2016). Plus, the team has the longest winning streaks of any gender in college basketball.
Building and maintaining a dynasty like this is an incredible feat. In UConn’s case, coach Luigi “Geno” Auriemma deserves much of the credit.