The field of 68 teams in the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship tournament has been whittled down to 16, and the regional semifinals tip off Thursday night. The Facebook Data Science Team created a map showing which Sweet 16 team tops each state in terms of Facebook mentions since the start of the tournament.
Ohio State University
Social dating application and website Coffee Meets Bagel would not be the first name to come up when thinking of analysis of the Big Ten Conference, but it did just that, examining the connections (or lack thereof) between alumni of universities in the conference.
I went to school at the University of Michigan, where there are some pretty die-hard sports fans (Go Blue!). That’s why I know all too well about the commitment our biggest rivals over at Ohio State have as sports fans. And one of their traditions, the Hineysgate, is being threatened, reports the Examiner, with OSU having purchased the land where Hineysgate takes place with plans to turn it into a dorm. Protests have popped up across the Internet, including social networking site Facebook, against Hineygate’s possible shut-down.