The State of Things
12:20 pm
Wed March 16, 2011

Bring On The Brackets

Sidney Lowe
Credit newsobserver.com

Host Frank Stasio will talk about the NCAA tournament and the study on traffic fatalities with WUNC education reporter Dave Dewitt and Stacy Wood, a professor of marketing at N.C. State and lead author of the study.

The NCAA tournament is here along with the March madness that goes with it. Sixty-eight teams are competing for the championship. Two big North Carolina contenders – the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University – are in the mix, but North Carolina State University missed the tournament cutoff and coach Sidney Lowe resigned in the aftermath.

Amidst all the basketball excitement, new research from N.C. State shows that traffic fatalities increase for fans of winning sports teams after close games.

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