Oral Roberts busts brackets in NCAA tournament’s surprising first weekend
No. 15 seed Oral Roberts has staked its claim as this year’s most surprising NCAA
men’s basketball tournament Cinderella team after pulling off upsets of No. 2 seed Ohio State and No. 7 seed Florida over the weekend. However, the Golden Eagles weren’t the only team to produce shocking results. Double-digit seeds Syracuse (No. 11) and Oregon State (No. 12) have raised eyebrows by punching their tickets to the Sweet 16, while No. 1 source Illinois suffered an unexpected loss to No. 8 seed Loyola Chicago. The second round may not be out of surprise, with upset-minded teams like No. 13 seed Ohio and No. 14 seed Abilene Christian set to take the court on Monday, with a chance to advance to the Sweet 16. House to Hold a Hearing on D.C. Statehood.
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform will hold a hearing Monday on H.R. 51, the bill making Washington D.C. the 51st state. Advocates for statehood say the District of Columbia pays more federal taxes than 21 states and more per capita than any state,
despite its lack of political representation. The bill has over 220 House and 40 Senate co-sponsors in Congress. Nearly 20 former Democratic presidential candidates and leaders have endorsed passing D.C. statehood — including President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Miami Beach’s entertainment district is under a state of emergency due to spring breakers
Miami Beach has declared a state of emergency in its entertainment district due to an influx of spring breakers inundated the city. According to directives from the city, restaurants, bars, and businesses within the area must close by 8 p.m. Monday. The decision, officials say, is necessary to protect residents and
spring breakers alike. Because most pandemic restrictions have been lifted in Florida, people are coming with an “anything goes” mentality; Mayor Dan Gelber previously told USA TODAY. The state of emergency is set to be lifted Tuesday. Dr. Oz makes ‘Jeopardy!’ hosting debut.
Dr. Mehmet Oz will start his two-week stint as guest host for “Jeopardy!” on Monday
following the November death of beloved host Alex Trebek. Dr. Oz will follow in guest hosts Ken Jennings, Mike Richards, and most recently, Katie Couric, who ended her two-week run Friday. Some past and future hosts may be considered for the permanent slot, but the famous quiz show will take its time and may not replace Trebek until it begins its 38th season in syndication in September. Future guest hosts include CNN anchor, Anderson Cooper, “Today” host Savannah Guthrie, and Mayim Bialik, who stars in the Fox sitcom “Call Me Kat.”