WNSP March Madness Matchup contest: Here are your teams

The WNSP Infiniti March Madness Matchup Party at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop was a huge success — more successful for some than others.

The guaranteed winner was Sharon Zieman, who won the door prize of two tickets to see Jimmy Buffett June 6 at The Wharf. She was not so fortunate when it came to the March Madness Matchup, drawing No. 16 South Dakota State as her participant in the bracket.

The winner of the March Madness Matchup contest will receive a 55-inch, Ultra High-Def 4G Flat-Screen LG TV from Buy-Wise Rent To Own in Saraland.

Below are all 63 contestants (Jamie Bates was the lucky contestant who earned two teams) and the teams they will be rooting for during March Madness, and you can follow the big dance as we update our WNSP Madness Tracker here.

Bold indicates Final Four

Italics indicate National Championship



Villanova – Danny Phillips

Duke – Joe Weber

Baylor – Lawrence Thomas

Florida – Johnny Gartman

Virginia – Chris Gray

SMU – Crystal Vaughn

South Carolina – Darrell Fields

Wisconsin – Rachel Vincent

Virginia Tech – Lee Phillips

Marquette – Deana Hall

Southern Cal – Jason Terry

UNC-Wilmington – Judi Black

East Tennessee State – Mark Spivey

New Mexico State – Ronnie Irby

Troy – Thomas Thorneycroft

Mt. St. Mary’s – Mark Johnson



North Carolina – Robert Buchanan

Kentucky – Zack Taylor

UCLA – Brian Gronewold

Butler – Jonathan Brantley

Minnesota – Jamie Bates

Cincinnati – Taylor Black

Dayton – Bill Vaughn

Arkansas – Ron Attenbery

Seton Hall – Shedrick Brandon

Wichita State – Sabrina Taylor

Kansas State – Randy Gould

Middle Tennessee – Brendan Francis

Winthrop – Linda Robinson

Kent State – Glynnis Vaughn

Northern Kentucky – Rob Breazeale

Texas Southern – Jimmy Wheeler



Kansas – Jamie Bates

Louisville – Vera Shamburger

Oregon – Holley Francis

Purdue – Jason Ragsdale

Iowa State – Mike Robinson

Creighton – Keith A. Johnson

Michigan – Erik Morgan

Miami – Frank Dunleavy

Michigan State – Blaine Braillet

Oklahoma State – Brad Matthews

Rhode Island – David Carlin

Nevada – Alex Butler

Vermont – Tyler Vincent

Iona – Ward Duke

Jacksonville State – Tom Bedgood

California-Davis – Tom McMahon



Gonzaga – William Vaughn

Arizona – Phillip Hall

Florida State – Mike McKeon

West Virginia – Clint Brooks

Notre Dame – Robert Taylor

Maryland – Graham Phillips

St. Mary’s – Maggie Taylor

Northwestern – Chuck Valentine

Vanderbilt – Kevin Mahoney

VCU – Brandon Box

Xavier – Neil Hartley

Princeton – Robbie Bates

Bucknell – Chelsie Ivy

Florida Gulf Coast – Sam Lowe

North Dakota – James Gore

South Dakota State – Sharon Zieman




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