Warren Buffett's NCAA bracket challenge has a winner. A West Virginia factory worker won $100,000 for correctly picking the first 29 games of the basketball tournament's first round, outlasting everyone else who entered the competition for Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) employees. He also picked the winners of the 31st and 32nd games correctly. The 30th game, between Marquette and South Carolina, cost him big time. If he had correctly picked South Carolina to win, he would have pocketed $1 million with a perfect first-round bracket. But at least he didn't have to split the pot like last year's two winners. Berkshire Hathaway didn't release the employee's name in its statement announcing the win. The
Iowa State released a statement this afternoon indicating Simeon Carter’s desire to transfer. Coach Steve Prohm met with Simeon after the conclusion of the season, in which the 6’8” sophomore forward expressed his interest in finding a new home. "We wish him the best and will assist him in any way we can as he looks for a new school." - Iowa State Head Coach Steve Prohm Carter didn’t see too many minutes in his two years with the Cyclones, averaging just 2.3 minutes per contest in six games this past season. Carter was part of Steve Prohm’s first class after arriving to Iowa State that was pieced together in a rush after Fred Hoiberg’s departure. He had originally committed to SMU, but headed
University of Massachusetts will hire Winthrop’s Pat Kelsey as its next basketball head coach, according a source with direct knowledge of the hire. Kelsey went 10259 over five seasons at Winthrop. Kelsey, 41, replaces Derek Kellogg, a former Minuteman point guard who went 155137 in nine seasons as head coach.