The Holy Huddle: The 2012 CaPC Hoops Tournament Update Weekend 1

Each week in The Holy Huddle, Doug Hankins takes a look at the goings on of the sports world from a distinctly Christian perspective. As we have come to expect, this past weekend of March Madness provided viewers with upsets, upstarts, and beat-downs and left us in eager anticipation for the Sweet 16 -- the coming weekend when the 16 teams get whittled down to the Final 4 teams.For our interests at CaPC, the past weekend also provided an honest look into religious higher education in America … [Read more...]

Introducing the 2012 CaPC Theology Hoops Tournament

Universities possess an array of tools for influencing American Culture, but one of the more potent tools comes out during the month of March each year: the NCAA men's basketball tournament (March Madness). March Madness is a 68 team, single-elimination tournament that takes place over three weekends in March/April. Teams are placed into a four region bracket and seeded based on a metric known as RPI rankings. Once the bracket is set, hundreds of thousands of fans will download a printable b … [Read more...]

Christians and March Madness

Each year, March Madness is a staple of the sports fan diet. NCAA basketball dominates the news, gives rise to hundreds of individual storylines, and causes countless hours of, "wasted," time as sports fans everywhere watch around a dozen games in the course of a couple weeks. What's the deal?Really, it is simple. The NCAA basketball tournament satisfies several things which are important to the souls of competitive people everywhere.1. It satisfies the love of simple competition.Sports … [Read more...]