Good Morning. It’s St. Patrick’s Day, Friday, 17 March 2017, and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.
The first round of the NCAA tournament is in the books. The big upset of the day was the Middle Tennessee win over Minnesota (who looked overmatched the entire game). Middle Tennessee was a 12 Seed, Minnesota was a 5. Northwestern won its’ first ever NCAA game after getting into its’ first ever NCAA Tournament. Vanderbilt helped Northwestern along by making a critical foul in the closing seconds. Notre Dame, Virginia, West Virginia, Florida State, Villanova, Florida, Xavier, St.Mary’s, Purdue, Florida State, Wisconsin, Arizona, Iowa State and Gonzaga all won to advanced to the next round. How’s your bracket doing? Get the full schedule here along with media coverage. Enjoy the Madness…the second slate of first round games is on tap today and there will be basketball throughout the weekend.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump today–that’s going to be an interesting meeting. Trump trashed her during his Presidential campaign. In other political news, the Presidents proposed budget is already under fire, joining his health care reform and travel band programs as policy initiatives that are in trouble. Business as usual.
Lots of sports to divert your attention this weekend: The 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race is on Saturday and the Arnold Palmer Invitational is on at Bay Hill in Florida. Add in March Madness, the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Aspen and there’s plenty of great world class sports to watch.
Tonight, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations will take place in earnest all across America. Everyone’s Irish for one day but don’t overdo it.
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