As Your March Madness Bracket Went Up in Smoke, You Missed One of the Biggest Upsets in NCAA History

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What is it about the ides of March that make heavy NCAA favorites and Roman rulers so susceptible to catastrophic losses?

If you’re a college basketball fan, your busted bracket (seriously, what in the world is a “Fairleigh Dickinson”?) is a harsh reminder of that reality.

If you’re a fan of Julius Caesar, sorry for your loss.

But if you are a college basketball fan, you were likely watching those Fairleigh Dickinson Knights become just the second 16-seed to beat a 1-seed in NCAA tournament history on Friday night, at the expense of the Purdue Boilermakers and star Zach Edey.

Obviously, it was an immensely painful loss for Purdue. Just look at the whiteboard in the team’s locker room:

But Purdue fans can take some solace in knowing that they were on the opposite end of a massive upset in a different NCAA sport — wrestling.

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