The Madness begins, the NIT continues, the Heat lose and spring football practice starts in our Thursday Sports Update…
** March Madness officially gets underway today when the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament kicks off around the country. Tennessee and Cal-Poly won first round games Wednesday to advance to further play.
** The NIT continues as well and some SEC schools are playing. Georgia beat Vermont to advance and LSU beat San Francisco to advance. Missouri and Arkansas won first round games as well.
** Spring football practice started for Florida yesterday. Open practices are scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
** LeBron James did not play because of back spasms and the Miami Heat lose to the Boston Celtics 101-96.
** Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Classic golf tournament kicks off today in Florida but Tiger Woods will not be in the field because of a back injury.