Penn fever apparently is gripping the country.
There is a story on the Wall Street Journal's website with the headline, "Why No. 16 Penn can knock off No. 1 Kansas."
Andrew Beaton wrote about the reasons why the Quakers could be the first team in NCAA Tournament history to win an NCAA Tournament game as a No. 16 seed. Fivethirtyeight.com has written on the subject. Ditto for the Washington Post.
With so much attention being placed on the chance that a No. 16 seed might actually win, KU won't be looking past this game, which is Thursday in Wichita. In my mind, that lowers the chances for an upset.
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However, it seems that ESPN is planning on a Jayhawks defeat.
On its page with the history of Kansas' NCAA Tournament history, it lists a loss to Pennsylvania in the first round of the 2018 tournament. However, there is no score. Twitter user Conrad McGorkin shared a screenshot of the page, which was there on Wednesday afternoon.
Obviously, this is a mistake on ESPN's part. Someone may have been working ahead and accidentally made that 2018 line visible to the public.
Perhaps it was a time traveler. Or maybe someone knows something we don't.