March Madness: Grantland Staff Brackets

MizzouI had to fill out my brackets Monday, so naturally I called my dad in Southern Illinois, because, you know, he taught me how to shoot a basketball (still not good at that, Dad) and I had already grilled my grandmother a day earlier. I think she likes St. Louis University, at least in the first round.

My dad, an Illinois fan, is out on Rick Pitino Louisville, seems very pro-Murray State (he says Murray gives in-state tuition for students from Southern Illinois. Is this true? Someone tell me this is true), and described Wichita State as “motivated.” He also had this to say about Wisconsin’s first-round opponent: “I did see a Montana game one time.” OK then!

So there you go. A little free March Madness guidance from Mr. Larimer. If that’s not enough, you’ll also find the brackets from other Grantland editors and staffers below. I sincerely hope you win your office pool this year, but only if you’ve picked Mizzou to win it all.

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Rafe Bartholomew

Final Four: UNLV, Missouri, Syracuse, Kansas
Title Game: UNLV vs. Syracuse
National Champion: Syracuse
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Jay Kang

Final Four: Kentucky, Missouri, Florida State, Kansas
Title Game: Kentucky vs. Kansas
National Champion: Kentucky
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David Jacoby

Final Four: Kentucky, LIU Brooklyn, Syracuse, Kansas
Title Game: LIU Brooklyn vs. Syracuse
National Champion: LIU Brooklyn
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Chris Ryan

Final Four: Kentucky, Florida State, North Carolina, Missouri
Title Game: Kentucky vs. North Carolina
National Champion: Kentucky
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Juliet Litman

Final Four: Kentucky, Missouri, Syracuse, Kansas
Title Game: Kentucky vs. Syracuse
National Champion: Kentucky
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Shane Ryan

Final Four: Duke, Florida State, Michigan State, Kansas
Title Game: Michigan State vs. Florida State
National Champion: Florida State
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Sarah Larimer

Final Four: Kentucky, Missouri, Syracuse, Kansas
Title Game: Missouri vs. Syracuse
National Champion: Missouri
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Filed Under: Chris Ryan, David Jacoby, Kansas, Kentucky, March Madness, Missouri, North Carolina, Rafe Bartholomew, Robert Mays, Sarah Larimer, Shane Ryan, Syracuse

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