The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament began this week. The University of Illinois will take on Colorado Friday at 2:40 p.m. CST.
Most predictions and Las Vegas odds for the 2013 NCAA Tournament championfavor Louisville.
You can make your own predictions using the printable brackets above. And show off your NCAA March Madness bracket here at Patch.
For those unfamiliar with bracketology, USA Today offers tips for those filling out a bracket for the first time and The Huffington Post shares 10 things you should know for the tournament.
While workers across the country make predictions and watch to find out if their teams go on to win, U.S. companies stand to lose at least $134 million in “lost wages” in just the first two days of the tournament alone, The Huffington Post reports. A study says an estimated 3 million American workers will spend one to three hours a day during work watching tournament.
Editor's note: Todd Richissin wrote this article.
Is filling out your NCAA bracket a must-do at your office? Is there prize money for the winner? Tell us all about your March Madness office traditions in the comments section below.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
There are plenty of ways to keep up on Lemont news: