It’s Selection Sunday and many Chicago eyes along with the rest of the nation will be watching closely. Who will be chosen, who’s already in and who will be snubbed. Last year North Carolina was belle of the ball. This year she’ll be lucky to get a date to the NIT. No wonder they call it the Big Dance.
LET THE MADNESS BEGIN.
Only a few more games to watch early in the day and then the moment of truth arrives. CBS will broadcast the selections live starting at 3p.m. If you want to share the countdown with friends, Chicago offers something for all viewing tastes from cozy neighborhood haunts to the ESPN Zone.
If you’re routing for Kansas and want to be with like-minded people Kincaide’s is the Jayhawks home away from home. Relax with $3.50 mimosas and $.25 wings while you find out who will be joining number one seed KU. 950 W. Armitage. (773) 348 0010.
Michigan State fans head to the Gin Mill for $2 beers and multiple TV’s to cheer on their beloved Spartans. 2462 N. Lincoln Ave. (773) 549 3232.
Badger fans will feel right at home at Will’s Northwoods Inn—a little slice of Wisconsin in the middle of the Windy City. University of Wisconsin is looking good and cheeseheads can enjoy it all on big screen TV’s while downing free hot dogs along with their favorite brews. 3030 N. Racine, (773) 528-4400.
Durkin’s, home of the Purdue Club of Chicago, is the gathering spot for Boilmaker fans. With Purdue a sure thing to be in the tourney, now all fans have to do is watch and wait to see where they’ll be seeded. 810 W. Diversey Pkwy. (773) 525 2515.
If Kentucky is your team, you might have to share. Junior’s Sports Lounge in University Village is the hangout for UIC fans but since they’re not in the race they are backing the Wildcats all the way. They will be featuring daily specials throughout all the Madness. 724 W. Maxwell St. (312) 421 2277.
If you’re a gambling man or woman, Stretch Run offers betting along with TV’s, food and drinks. 544 N. LaSalle St. (312) 644 4477.
One final spot, 10pin Bowling Lounge, will be covering all the NCAA tourney action on big screen TV’s while you bowl and enjoy munchies. 330 N. State St. (312) 644 0300.
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