This year the Murray State University men's basketball team grabbed the highest NCAA tournament seed in the program's history. Excitement over the Racers' success has spread from the campus into the community. The team won its first 23 games and every home game has sold out since January.
They're called the Hilltoppers. They're from Western Kentucky University. And they're the only men's basketball team with a losing record in the NCAA tournament. But they're still playing and enjoying their new notoriety. Are they this year's "Cinderella?"
After two years of going with the wrong team to win it all, President Obama is counting on North Carolina — the team he correctly picked to win the 2009 NCAA men's basketball championship — to end up No. 1 this year.
Americans and Britons share the same language, yet transatlantic visitors to the London Olympics might struggle to understand what's going on. The games are in East London, home of rhyming slang, a form of linguistic gymnastics. It was pioneered in the nineteenth century by Cockneys as a code to confuse snooping policemen.
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