If you want to follow the real March Madness, keep up with our interactive 2012 NCAA tournament bracket. If you want to help determine the most hated team in college hoops, you’re in the right place.
Now you get to vote on the most hated team in the NCAA. This first-round matchup pits North Carolina against Notre Dame. Check out the breakdown and vote for your (least) favorite.
North Carolina credentials: Duke isn’t the only Tobacco Road resident that draws the ire of opposing fans. One of college basketball’s golden child programs, the Tar Heels always seem to be Obama’s pick to win the NCAA title. They even have their own shade of blue!
Commenter kwoodsc’s anti-UNC rant: “Without a doubt - UNC-Cheat. ... It is the insufferable, holier-than-thou attitude by not only the alumni base but the ‘adopt a school’ fan where the majority have not even set foot on campus.”
Notre Dame credentials: Attending this university in South Bend, Ind. does not seem to be a requirement for rooting for the Fighting Irish. The basketball team doesn’t have its own network TV deal, but it carries the burden of residual hate.
Commenter DavidJack’s anti-Notre Dame rant: “Notre Dame -- for thinking the Almighty belongs to their booster club.”
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