It’s March, and though the whole country is focused on National Kidney Awareness Month, it is also the start of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Every March people get bracket fever trying to predict the outcomes of the 67 tournament games that crown the National Champion.
In order to help the NCAA build some excitement eAJKD is running its own tournament. We are pitting the greatest achievements in nephrology against each other to determine the greatest nephrology advancement.
Today, on Selection Sunday we are releasing the brackets and seeding. We know there are bubble achievements that missed entry, I’m looking at you CRIC study (we tried to find a place for you, honestly) and how could we snub renal sympathetic nerve ablation? Please air all grievances in the comments below.
Download the brackets as a powerpoint or PDF go through and make your picks. Then email your brackets to NephMadness@cluemail.com or take a picture with your phone and post them to twitter. Remember to tag all tweets #NephMadness
—>Click here to go through the matchups region by region and vote! Follow the link at the bottom of each post to get to the next region
Here is how the tournament will progress for the next three weeks:
- March 17: Selection Sunday! Posts are provided giving background and context for each achievement that made the tournament
- March 22 (Fri): We release the updated brackets with the 32 teams playing for the Sweet Sixteen
- March 26 (Tue): We announce the Sweet Sixteen with a description of how the teams got here and a preview of the mayhem to come. Voting opens up for next 8 battles.
- March 29 (Fri): Release updated bracket with the Elite 8. Voting opens.
- April 2 (Tue): Announce the Final Four! A detailed post on the road to the final four and what to expect in the final matches. Open voting.
- April 9 (Tue): We declare The National Champion!
We encourage everyone to submit their brackets, comment on the post and most of all: vote early, vote often. Have fun and may the best achievement win! Please, no wagering.
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