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An NCAA Tournament upset for every time-slot on the football schedule today

You can watch Power 5 teams play. Or you can watch Power 5 schools get upset.

Missouri v Colorado State Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Football’s greatest use is as an appetizer for basketball season. We all know this. But why watch the games today when you can sit back and stream some classic NCAA Tournament moments instead?

We’re here to help.

Here’s your schedule for today:


Kansas at Ohio, ESPNU

Kansas is to football what No. 1 seed Kansas basketball is to the Elite Eight. In other words, it’s not great. So why not watch Ali Farokhmanesh’s greatest moment: Northern Iowa’s upset win over Kansas in the 2010 NCAA Tournament?

The full game:


North Carolina at Old Dominion, 3:30, no national TV

Yawn. You can’t even watch this one nationally, but I’m sure there’s a stream you can find if you really want to.


You can watch North Carolina get knocked off by Weber State in the First Round of the 1999 NCAA Tournament. Sit back and enjoy Harold “The Show” Areceneaux.


Purdue at Missouri, 4 p.m., SEC Network

Sure, if you’re a football fan this might be interesting to you. But you know what will be even better? Watching this 22-minute video showing the end of Norfolk State’s improbable first-round upset over Missouri in 2012.

*note we have several Mizzou fans on staff, so if they overthrow me and take over the site, this is why.

Night games:

Kentucky at South Carolina, 7:30 p.m., SEC Network

No one will judge you if you decide to watch some SEC football tonight. We get it. Even if these are two unranked squads, it’s probably a good product. I don’t really know.

But you know what I do know?

That in 1997, Coppin State upset South Carolina in the NCAA Tournament and you should absolutely watch that game.

The Late Games:

Stanford at San Diego State, 10:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network

I’ve been known to stay up way too late to watch football teams I don’t care about play in games I won’t remember a week from now. It doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. So instead of watching Stanford football play, why don’t you turn back the clock and watch Stanford basketball lose to 14 seed Siena?

Enjoy the games, friends!