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As you watch college basketball this weekend, here's example 12,054 of how cracked and crazy the NCAA as a whole is.

In helping Syracuse into the Sweet 16, sharp-shooting star Buddy Boeheim has become a fan favorite. He also almost was unknowingly part of a potential NCAA violation.

Yes, the cleverly named Glazed & Confused donut shop put young Boeheim's picture on a team-themed donut tribute. This, of course, could run afoul of the NCAA rules because, well, I guess the simplest answer is because it's the NCAA.

Never mind that former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga coach Will Wade was bouncing along the Louisiana State University sidelines in the same tournament after the FBI caught him on tape talking about his dirty recruiting. And making millions to do it.

But getting your picture on a pastry is a penalty? That's the NCAA in a nutshell.

 

Say what?

Rough week, all things considered, for Kylie Jenner.

The youngest of the famed Kardashian beauty clan made what I'm sure she thought was a nice gesture. Her make-up artist had a car wreck and Kylie started a GoFundMe page and asked fans to contribute to cover his medical bills, which approached $60,000.

Uh, tone deaf much?

As social media was quick to remind young Miss Kylie, she is on track to be the youngest female billionaire on the planet. Write a check sweetie.

OK, research alert, Kylie Jenner, according to Forbes in 2020, is worth $900 million. To be fair, Kylie did pony up $5,000 to start the fund.

But perspective is important, since a) Kylie bought her toddler a $15,000 purse and b) if you had, say, $100,000 net worth, Kylie's $5,000 would, by comparison, be like you giving 56 cents to the cause. Not a good look.

 

Said what?

The last image we have of Morgan Wallen was his social media apology a few days after a video was released of him dropping the N-word among a downpour of dirty words.

The racial slur sent the country singer into exile that certainly has no end in sight. When an inaccurate news report stated that Wallen was going to do a show this summer in Kansas, the social backlash was quick and overwhelming.

The story about Wallen being at the music festival was actually from September and organizers and officials have said Wallen is highly unlikely to play the concert, according to Variety.

While his profile has been greatly reduced, the popularity of his music has not.

Earlier this week, Wallen's recent release of "Dangerous: The Double Album" became the first album to spend its first 10 consecutive weeks atop The Billboard top 200 since Whitney Houston's "Whitney" in 1987.

That time the worst day became the best

OK, I occasionally play the Tennessee state lottery. Scratch-offs mostly.

Now when the prize gets really big, and folks around the office — back when there were folks around the office — put $5 or $10 a head into a pot, I play along.

Yes, it's a FOMO response to the flawed logic that you are willing to pay to play for $800 million but $8 million is a waste of my time.

Still, it's the way it works.

One of the reasons I don't dabble in the lottery numbers too much is the fear of a) losing the ticket or b) forgetting to check it and be haunted by the thought of "Did I win?"

Well, Sparta resident Nick Slatten bought a million-dollar ticket March 10. He learned he won and shared the news with friends and family and returned to his day before realizing he had misplaced the ticket.

Retracing his steps, Slatten found it in the parking lot of an auto parts store he visited with his brother. It was still there.

But that hour looking? Talk about some panicking.

Contact Jay Greeson at jgreeson@timesfreepress.com.

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