Around SB Nation's college blogs today:
- Purdue blog Hammer and Rails examines the impact of Kelsey Barlow's suspension on the Boilermakers' chances in the tournament.
- Tomahawk Nation takes a look at the economic impact of the NCAA Tournament from an ACC perspective.
- Georgetown blog Casual Hoya talks NCAA basketball with former President Bill Clinton. Yes, that really happened.
- Clemson rode strong defense and a 25-7 early lead to a 70-52 win over UAB in the "first round" of the 2011 NCAA Tournament last night.
- Exhibit A in the case for the depth and breadth of coverage available across the SBN college network: Track Em Tigers celebrates the fact that Auburn's bass sports team is #1 in the nation. Hurray for collegiate fishing.