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Your printable NCAA Tournament Bracket 2019

March Madness 2019: Printable NCAA Tournament Bracket

           <!-- Video replace with player -->                  <!-- end Image Or Video Player -->           By <a href="https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/author/troy-machir">Troy Machir</a>                               <a href="https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/ncaa/march-madness-2019-printable-ncaa-tournament-bracket">           March 16, 2019 2:00 AM         </a></p>     <!-- .entry-meta -->          <!-- .entry-header --><p>the 2019 edition of March Madness is nearly here and just like every season it is going to be a memorable one with upsets, historic teams and one shining moment. 

From the brackets to Selection Sunday to the first round games on Thursday and Friday to falling in love with this year’s Cinderella team to trying to, and unsuccessfully, predicting a perfect bracket, there is no time better time on the sports calendar than the NCAA Tournament

It’s almost time for it all and you better be prepared for the 2019 NCAA Tournament.

To get it all started you need an actual bracket.

While many like to fill out their bracket online, many enjoy the traditional route, printing out a blank bracket and filling in the teams as the NCAA Selection Committee announces the Field of 68 on Selection Sunday night. It is the quickest way to having a bracket to fill out. 

Here is your blank 2019 NCAA Tournament printable bracket. 

CLICK HERE to print your 2019 NCAA Tournament Bracket. 

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Patriot League cancels all fall athletic competition due to coronavirus

By Lia Assimakopoulos July 13, 2020 12:04 PM

The Patriot League announced on Monday that it will not engage in any athletic competition this fall due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The league’s decision will impact a number of DMV schools including American University and Georgetown University. American is a full-time member of the conference whose field hockey, volleyball, soccer and cross-country programs will all be affected. As an associate member of the league in football, Georgetown will also miss out on competition due to the announcement.

While games will not take place this fall, the league announced that decisions surrounding winter and spring seasons will be made at a later date and discussions will be had about the possibility of conducting fall seasons during the second semester.

The United States Military and Naval Academies, however, will not be impacted by the decision in the same way as their conference foes, according to a statement from the league.

“Because the United States Military Academy and the United States Naval Academy are unique in their environments and their missions within higher education, the Council of Presidents agree that the academies may continue to engage in competitive opportunities as considered appropriate by their respective Superintendents.”

The news came after many college conferences around the country began releasing their plans for the fall amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, the Ivy League canceled all fall competition while the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced their intent to play a conference-only schedule this fall.

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DeMatha standout, 4-star linebacker Greg Penn III chooses LSU over Maryland

By Mike DePrisco July 12, 2020 3:10 PM

Four-star linebacker and DeMatha star Greg Penn III announced his commitment to LSU Sunday. His final two schools were LSU and Maryland. 

Penn is entering his senior year at DeMatha and is currently ranked as Maryland’s top inside linebacker prospect and 10th-best prospect overall, according to 247sports. Nationally, he’s No. 183 and ninth at his position. 

Now verbally committed to LSU, the Tigers will gain another talented linebacker to develop such as the Ravens’ 2020 first-round pick Patrick Queen. Orgeron and company are coming off the heels of a national championship and perfect 2019 season. Five members of last year’s team were selected in the first round of the draft. 

Despite missing on Penn, head coach Mike Locksley is still gathering plenty of commitments around his team’s home state. The Terps have commitments from seven of the state’s top 30 2021 prospects, including two four-star defensive linemen from Quince Orchard high school, Demeioun Williams and Marcus Bradley.

As of now, Maryland has the 18th-ranked 2021 recruiting class in the country to follow up 2020’s 31st ranked class. 

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