As one would expect, Saturday’s national semifinal between No. 1 Wisconsin and No. 1 Kentucky garnered a lot of attention across the country. The Wildcats entered the game 38-0, two wins away from a 40-0 mark that had never been reached in Division I men’s college basketball, and John Calipari’s team was seen as the prohibitive favorite heading into the Final Four.
On the other side of the equation was No. 1 Wisconsin, which entered the game with a 35-3 record and had its mind set on avenging a one-point loss to the Wildcats in last year’s Final Four. The Badgers got the job done, winning 71-64 to advance to the national title game where they’ll play No. 1 Duke Monday night.
Below are some Twitter reactions to the outcome, beginning with former Badger Mike Bruesewitz.
One of the things that we often forget when watching celebrities and sports stars on TV is that once the camera shuts off and the final buzzer sounds, those people revert back to being, well, regular people.
Moms and dads. Sons and daughters. Friends and Frienemies.
Today is the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and like so many people across our country, some of the biggest names in the coaching business took to twitter to share their memories of a day that is seared in the mind of everyone that lived through it:
I look to the sky and remember my friend Tom Crotty today-Joanne-girls- the firefighters and policeman-never forget 9-11 !!
Check out Twitter during any major college sporting event and you’re bound to see that most trending topics have something to do with the game, even changing minute to minute, depending on what’s going on.
So how did we get here?
An infographic from CollegeSportsScholarships.com breaks down all of the madness, from where we consume our information to how much time we spend, to who we follow most.
The most interesting stat from the survey: 83% of respondents use Twitter while watching a game on TV. It has become the virtual arena of the 21st century. No longer do you have to be sitting next to your buddy on the couch or at the game to experience the same kind of trash-talking and analysis. That’s what Twitter is for.
Another large percentage, 61% use Twitter while browsing sports websites. Keeping up with the conversation on Twitter helps to direct searches and browsing, especially with message boards and forums. As soon as information is tweeted out, it usually doesn’t take long for it to pop up on a message board somewhere. During the summer recruiting period for college basketball, that is pretty common.
To check out the entire infographic, click here. Click on the image to zoom.
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