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UConn buddies won $60K on NCAA title game, flew to Vegas to blow it

Here’s a story from the Las Vegas Sun that you won’t enjoy reading but it’s worthy of your respect. It’s about UConn winning the national championship, so get out now if it’s still ‘too soon’ and you can’t stomach it.

A group of 12 UConn fraternity brothers threw $100 each on UConn to win the title at 50-1 back in November after the first regular season game. Of course, the bet paid off, so they headed back to Vegas over Memorial Day Weekend to collect with intentions of spending a good chunk of the $60,000 before coming home.

“As long as I bring back at least $100 to know I broke even,” one of the guys said.

The craziest part is they didn’t even consider hedging their bet when UConn reached the championship game against Kentucky. Another one of the guys said Kentucky “was nothing” and had no problems staying all-in on the Huskies.

His sister’s boyfriend told him, “Listen to me: I’m happy you won, but if you ever have $60,000 on the line ever again, you freaking hedge the bet.”

This story is particularly upsetting to me because I had the same conversation with my friends when Kentucky entered the NCAA tournament at 40-1. We had the same thought process: throw in $100 each and blow it all in one weekend in Vegas to celebrate UK’s ninth championship.

At least someone got to enjoy it, although it sucks to be the one guy of the group who didn’t throw in $100 in the beginning. They left him at home, poor guy.

[UConn graduates cashed out for $60,000 on national title bets at Hard Rock]

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

12 Comments for UConn buddies won $60K on NCAA title game, flew to Vegas to blow it



  1. Some Guy
    6:18 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

    They look like the doucheist bunch of douche bags I’ve ever seen.



    • NCAA
      6:37 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

      Drew and Matt would fit right in with them.



    • ZombieLibrarian
      6:56 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

      They’re frat boys. From snotty-ass Connecticut. I’d be worried if they weren’t the epitome of douchebaggery. Still a good story, though.



    • homer simpson
      8:53 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

      they’re the douchiest bunch of douches that ever douched.



  2. Bdmnky81
    7:03 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

    I was gonna say a gang – rape waiting to happen……



    • Gap Tooth Danny
      7:19 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

      really… you DON’T want to be the first one to go to sleep/pass out among that bunch.



  3. Jody Henderson
    7:22 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

    I went all in on the Cats after the K State game. I was in Vegas and got 33-1 odds. I considered hedging my bet for the championship game but I was afraid I’d jinx the Cats so I refused to hedge it. That turned out to be a bad call.



  4. And You're Telling Us Because...?
    7:35 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

    Why should we even remotely care about this story?



  5. Catgrad7072
    7:58 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

    So, which one of these ‘swells’ is going to law school at Duke?
    My money is on the gray shirt-far left.



  6. Vicki
    8:13 pm May 29, 2014 Permalink

    1, 7, then all the rest



  7. Earache
    8:57 am May 30, 2014 Permalink

    aaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!! Guys wearing jerseys!!!



  8. Dennis Reynolds
    9:04 am May 30, 2014 Permalink

    I’m trying extra hard to look like a Calvin Klein model on the far left. SO CHISELED