Everybody loves predicting the March Madness winner


Ed Hurt

The News and Media Team was contacted by Michael Reschke, a reporter from The Bloomington Herald-Times, was looking for an expert on NCAA office pools. Arrangements were made for interviews with Galen Clavio, assistant professor of kinesiology, and Ed Hirt, professor and associate chairman of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences who authored a study called “Match Madness: Probability Matching in Prediction of the NCAA Basketball Tournament.” The story, “Everybody loves predicting the March Madness winner,” focuses on the tradition of office pools and the associated pitfalls.


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