March Madness Starts Today!

Oh, it’s one of the best times of the year (along with the January Bowl Games, the College World Series and the big-boy World Series). For those of you who care, here are my picks (I have a few upsets in the first two rounds, but nothing super crazy this year):

Sweet 16:

Kansas vs Maryland, Georgetown vs Ohio State, Syracuse vs Butler, Pitt vs Kansas St, Kentucky vs Temple, Marquette vs West Virginia, Duke vs Texas A&M, and Baylor vs Villanova

Elite 8:

Kansas vs Ohio State, Syracuse vs Kansas State, Kentucky vs West Virginia, and Duke vs Baylor

Final 4:

Kansas, Syracuse, West Virginia and Duke


Kansas vs West Virginia



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Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation ( He is author of the award winning book Love Is an Orientation (2009), its interactive DVD curriculum (2011), and recently an academic ebook titled Our Last Option: How a New Approach to Civility can Save the Public Square (2013). Andrew is a regular contributor to a variety of media outlets and frequently lectures at universities around the world. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and theological aspects of reconciliation. For twelve years he lived in the LGBT Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, and is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland, where he is teaching and researching at the University of St. Andrews earning his PhD in Constructive Theology with a focus on the Theology of Culture. Andrew's research centers on the cultural, political, and religious dynamics of reconciliation. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).

  • allyc

    …love this, if only ’cause i’m a big time kansas fan. :-)

  • Warren Throckmorton

    My Ohio U Bobcats knocked off Georgetown. Go CATS!