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Cheat Sheet: March 30-31: Weekend Roundup

NCAA Tournament Capsules

Although the NCAA March Madness games are always unpredictable, many fans were shocked by the rise of underdogs over big-time teams in the tournament. Number four Michigan beat number three-seed Florida 79-59, Syracuse triumphed over Marquette 55-39, Louisville beat Duke 85-63 and Wichita State beat Ohio State 70-66. Louisville and Wichita State will play each other on Apr. 6, as will Michigan play Syracuse. Winner of the Final Four will go on the final showdown of the tournament. (Source)

Biker dressed as Easter Bunny pulled over by California officers

Sometimes getting too much into the holiday spirit can be reckless, which was something a motorcyclist learned in California this past weekend. On Sunday, the rider was pulled over because he was wearing a bunny suit, a requirement for an Easter charity event he was driving to. Although he got off with a verbal warning, a California Highway Patrol officer stated that he pulled him over because “you have to be aware of your total surroundings.” (Source)

Music Legend Phil Ramone Dead

Phil Ramone, a music producer who worked with notable stars such as Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles and Barbara Streisand passed away on Saturday due to an aortic aneurysm. He was previously in the hospital for about a month treating the swelling of the aorta, and he passed away at 72. He was nominated for multiple Grammys, winning 14 of them and was known as a pioneer of the music world. (Source)

After 21 Years, NPR Is Ending ‘Talk of the Nation’

Due to interest in a new radio news program, the National Public Radio (NPR) will be ending “Talk of the Nation” and replacing it with “Here and Now.” The new program will begin airing on July 1 in hopes to compete with rival Public Radio International. (Source)

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