March Madness Guide 2013

Check out our March Madness Guide before you go near that bracket.

Photograph: Dave Rentauskas



Grab a barstool and catch all the NCAA tourney action, March 19–April 8.

Team spirit

Have a fave college team? These bars will make you feel right at home.

The Mega-Fan

Matt McKee takes days off every year to watch the tournament.

The Big Ten Big-Timer

Roger Powell Jr. is trying to get back to the Big Dance as an assistant coach.

Snack showdown

Every bite in our snack sweet 16 is delish. But there can only be one champion.


Score some tips from a bracket brainiac.

Trivial pursuits

The NCAA basketball tourney and Illinois have a long history. Impress your friends with some fun facts.

Casino events

March Madness specials at the casino.