Today in sports: Syracuse has suspended starting center Fab Melo for the duration of the NCAA tournament, David Cameron is going to get to see tonight's NCAA play-in game, and the NFL is cracking down on violations of unwritten rules.
The NCAA tournament officially begins tonight with the play-in game between Western Kentucky and Mississippi Valley State. Most office brackets do not require you to pick this game, since the only thing the winner receives is the chance to play and almost certainly lose to Kentucky, but check your bracket to make sure. We cannot emphasize this enough: placing second in an office pool because you forgot to choose a winner in the game in a box off to the side is a terrible experience. We speak from experience. [AP]
British Prime Minister will not be receiving a state dinner or a 21-gun salute when he comes to the U.S., but he will get to join Barack Obama in Dayton tonight to watch that Western Kentucky-Mississippi Valley State matchup. [AP]
Ooh, something else worth considering before you fill in your bracket, especially if you were inclined to pick Syracuse to win a national title: the school has announced that center Fab Melo, above, won't play in the tournament due to "an eligibility issue." Melo was suspended for three games earlier in the season due to academics. [ESPN]