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Monday, May 20, 2024

The Leak That Changed Selection Sunday

  • Selection Sunday is a generational show that has revealed the March Madness tournament bracket for decades.
  • In 2016, a leak turned CBS' bracket reveal show upside down.
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In 2016, CBS looked to make Selection Sunday an event on par with the NFL Draft, ballooning it from a tight half hour to a full two hours. That plan turned upside down when the NCAA tournament bracket was leaked before the network could roll it out. Front Office Sports senior writer Mike McCarthy joins to discuss the network’s nightmare and how it shaped the big day going forward.

Plus, a miracle run altered a head coach’s fate, Caitlin Clark is getting a dedicated reporter, and we peek ahead to the Paris Olympics with journalist Ari Saperstein, as Simone Biles looks to extend her unprecedented run of dominance. The GOAT gymnast is steadily separating herself from USA Gymnastics and offering other gymnasts a way to make money off their talents.

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