With March Madness officially tipping off Tuesday night — if you count the March Blandness play-in games, of course — sites like ours are looking for a way to tap into the interested generated by another sport during a relatively slow time in ours. Courtesy of the Pittsburgh sports information department, we’ve done just that. Sorta.
Per that school’s sports information department, a total of 13 schools won both a bowl game this past football season and sent a team to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
Of that group, three each came from the ACC and Pac-12. Louisville, which will officially move from the AAC to the ACC July 1, also pulled the type of double that, Pitt’s release stated, only 10.5 percent of the 123 FBS institutions can stake it’s claim to. The only other conferences with more than one member to make this list are the Big Ten and Big 12 with two apiece.
Below are the individual schools who accomplished this feat and their respective conferences:
Kansas State (Big 12)
Louisiana-Lafayette (Sun Belt)
Michigan State (Big Ten)
Nebraska (Big Ten)
North Carolina (ACC)
Oklahoma (Big 12)
San Diego State (Mountain West)