It's the first Saturday in March, and we all know what that means.
By this time next week, brackets will be projected, bracketologists will be furiously making their cases, bubbles will be burst and Joe Lunardi comes out of the shadows for the final time as conference tournaments kick off and crown their champions.
But while some of the smaller conferences are already in their tournaments (the Atlantic Sun, Big South and Ohio Valley hand out their automatic bids today), that's another discussion for another day. This is for the news of the day for everyone who wonders what in the world a Chanticleer is.
And it's a day where JaMarcus Russell has made the news, though unfortunately for him it's more bad news. Although it's not as serious as what happened the last time he made the news, it's not good either.
Then there's the topic everyone's talking about—the NFL Lockout. Or more specifically, it's not a lockout yet after the two sides agreed to another extension that takes it to next Friday. We'll have to see whether or not that makes a difference.
But regardless, this is the place to be for all the latest news regarding the sports stories of the day. So read on for the latest updates.