Beware the ides of March

In Kentucky's quest for an NCAA title, the Wildcats must overcome John Calipari's history of failure

Updated: August 13, 2012, 8:22 PM ET
By Elena Bergeron | ESPN The Magazine

I HOPE NO ONE AT THE NCAA READS THIS, but like most of America, I've bet on college basketball. But only once did that happen outside of a bracket challenge. I'd seen Memphis go to the Elite Eight in 2007 and watched Derrick Rose dominate the high school scene that same year. So just before Thanksgiving 2008, I walked into the Bellagio hotel's sports book and plunked down a scrawny $10 on Memphis, at plus-450, to win it all, figuring that as bookmakers followed the team's successes ...

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