By Kara Klenk
Musical March Madness is underway right now and this year we’ve made badges for every band in the competition, which you can use as your profile pic for Facebook, Twitter, BBM, AIM, whatever!
Want to make one of our MMM badges your Facebook profile pic? Follow these easy steps:
1) "Like" MTV News on Facebook.
2) Go to the Musical March Madness 2012 – Badges album.
3) Tag yourself in the photo of your favorite band.
4) Go to your profile, click on the picture in your timeline and choose "Make Profile Picture."
To download the badge directly to your computer, click on your favorite band’s name below! Read More...
By Angelique Smith
If you are feeling a little nervous about March Madness, don't worry — it's normal. But trust me: You aren't the only one who's anxious. The Morgan State Bears, the #15 seed in the South, are feeling the nerves tingle too and can't wait to show the Oklahoma Sooners just what they've got.
"A lot of people are excited and some even shocked," said Bears player Dominique Scott. "But for the most part, people are just happy to see the big improvement we made over the last couple of years.
He realizes what it takes to reach such a level of success, regardless of doubt and being an underdog. "It's like reaching a goal no one would ever think you'd reach [except for] you, your team and the coaching [staff]. So to reach a huge goal and having the opportunity to accomplish it and even reach higher heights is a great feeling."
If you woke up this morning with a certain tingle on the left side of your body, don't panic — you've probably got a severe case of March Madness. Either that, or you're having a heart attack and should probably go directly to the emergency room. Seriously, go! Now!
Still here? Good. That means that you're as fired up for the NCAA men's basketball tournament as we are. You've probably already printed out your bracket, eyed a few upsets and chipped $10 into the office pool. But, if you're like us, you're probably also looking for that inside edge ... a few tips that'll have you cutting down the nets (and counting some cash) on April 6, when the NCAA champ is crowned.
Well, we think we've found it: Music.
That's because this year's field of 64 (or actually, 65, given that Alabama State and Morehead State will tip off Tuesday for the right to be crushed by #1 seed Louisville) has a decidedly musical flair. There are colleges from huge sonic hot spots who have a legitimate shot at taking home the title, and a bunch of low-seeded teams from places with solid musical pedigrees that could end up shocking the world. Heck, Moby, Three 6 Mafia and Daniel Johnston are all in the conversation.
So, for your wagering benefit, here's our look at Musical March Madness — our favorite teams, based solely on their musical roots: famous alumni, hometown scenes, etc. May it guide you to victory. Hey, it's probably as reliable as flipping a coin.