March 17th, 2010
05:14 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama catches 'Madness' fever

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President Obama is predicting that powerhouses Kentucky, Kansas, Kansas State and Villanova will beat out other teams to the Final Four. (Photo Credit: ESPN)

Washington (CNN) – President Obama has caught the fever – the one spreading wildly during March Madness.

Obama revealed who he thinks will win – and lose – in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament during an exclusive interview with ESPN Tuesday.

And for the first time, the president also publicly revealed his picks for the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament, also to ESPN. His female Final Four picks: Connecticut, Notre Dame, Stanford and Tennessee.

ESPN says it will reveal the president's full NCAA Women's bracket on Friday.

As for the men: who will skid, and who will score, in the predictor-in-chief's estimation? ESPN's SportsCenter revealed his full bracket Wednesday.

The president largely played it safe, telling ESPN that powerhouses Kentucky, Kansas, Kansas State and Villanova will beat out other teams to the Final Four.

Who will survive and go on to the big dance?

President Obama predicts Kansas and Kentucky.

And the winner?

The president's pick: Kansas.

President Obama could go 2-for-2 if his current prediction prevails. Last year, he chose the North Carolina Tar Heels to win it all. And they did.


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soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. CL OT

    This guy should really focus on creating more JOBS!!!!

    March 17, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  2. save my state.

    Come on I don't care about what this man eats for dinner. Stop it how about some news.

    March 17, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  3. C. Norman

    Way to go President Obama! I'm with you on Kentucky and Kansas!

    March 17, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  4. faris2far

    That's our man making some great predictions.

    March 17, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
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