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Jane & Kristin’s Oscar Takes

We start with the classic debate: what should we do with Daylight Savings time? Then we congratulate Marquette Men’s Basketball on their 2nd seed in the NCAA Tournament. And we end with our reactions to last night’s Oscars.

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It’s Time To Debate Daylight Savings Again

Everybody hates “falling back” and “springing forward” and yet, America’s plan to change it has made no progress. If you’re interested in learning more, check out Pocket’s Round Up of Daylight Savings and the Politics of Time.  

Let the Madness Begin

The 68-team field for the 2023 NCAA men’s college basketball tournament was revealed yesterday, with the Alabama Crimson Tide (29-5) claiming the top overall seed. The Tide are joined by Houston, Kansas, and Purdue as the three other No. 1 seeds. 

Wisconsin will be represented and at the no. 2 seed! Which is the highest seed for any MU team since the tournament began seeding in 1979.

After winning both the Big East championship in the last week of the season and the Big East tournament over the weekend, Marquette (28-6) earned a No. 2 seed in the East region and will face No. 15 Vermont in Columbus, Ohio on Friday at 1:45 p.m. (Click here for more information on how to watch the opening round.).

Unfortunately for Badger fans (and the Brey household), the Wisconsin men’s basketball team will miss out on the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2018 and the first time with a winning record since 1996. But their season isn’t over just yet: the Badgers (17-14) are a No. 2 seed in the 32-team NIT bracket and will play the Bradley Braves Tuesday night at the Kohl Center. Click here for information on how to watch.

Games begin tomorrow with Nos. 16 SE Missouri State taking on Texas A&M-Corpus Christie, and No. 11 Pittsburgh facing No. 11 Mississippi State. Get your printable bracket here

On the women’s side, defending champions South Carolina again grabbed the top overall seed, followed by Indiana, Stanford, and Virginia Tech. Play begins Wednesday—see the whole field here. Best of luck to those picking games—with a little basketball knowledge, you have roughly 1-in-120 billion odds of choosing a perfect bracket.

Oscar Recap

We end the show with Kristin and Jane’s hot takes from the Oscars. Biggest takeaway: it was the most entertaining Oscars in years. 

Reminder: There are 23 Days Until Wisconsin’s Spring Election.

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