Obama makes picks
President Barack Obama is picking Michigan State to win the NCAA men’s basketball championship over defending champion Louisville. In what has become an annual March Madness tradition at the White House, Obama filled out a bracket in a segment broadcast on ESPN.
Florida and Arizona rounded out Obama’s Final Four picks. But he said the talents of Michigan State coach Tom Izzo made him pick the Spartans to go all the way.
Obama said he knows his picks aren’t imaginative but expressed hope they’d help him win his pool this year. He noted that he hasn’t had a lot of luck with his picks in the past. Last year Obama correctly picked Louisville to play in the championship game, but wrongly said the Cardinals would lose to Indiana.
The TCU men’s and women’s track and field teams will open the outdoor season today and Friday at TCU’s Lowdon Track and Field Complex.
Along with TCU, teams from Kansas State, Baylor, UT Arlington, North Texas and Texas State and the women’s team from SMU will complete in the event.
Competition starts at noon today with the discus, followed by the hammer throw. The remainder of the field events are Friday, starting with the javelin at 9:30 a.m. Running events start at 1 p.m. Friday.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children/students ages 3-17. The TCU High School Invitational is Saturday.