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Selection Sunday 2017: How to watch Minnesota learn their bracket fate

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The Madness kicks off soon!

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Selection Sunday is one of my favorite days every year. But I can’t express how much more enjoyable the day is when I know my favorite team is a lock to go dancing. No stress, no worries, just suspense about who and where they’ll be playing. It’s by far the best way to go through Selection Sunday.

For those who don’t obsess over the brackets as much as I do, here’s everything you’ll need to watch the Minnesota Golden Gophers name get called tonight!

How to watch

When: Today, Sunday 3/12 at 4:30 pm CT

TV: CBS

Streaming: March Madness Live

The good news? The show won’t be TWO FREAKING HOURS this year. The bad news? They still haven’t totally figured out that people really loved the 1 hour format, because the show will be 90 minutes. That said, there are reasons to hope that maybe, just maybe, they figured out that giving us brackets and then talking heads is the better way to go (via Sporting News):

Some more good news: CBS promises to do a better job front-loading the brackets, followed by the inevitable discussion, debate and analysis. The network will be more "efficient" this year, said Harold Bryant, executive producer and senior vice president of production for CBS Sports.

"By revealing the brackets quicker, it's going to leave us a good chunk of time on the back end to talk about the matchups and the bubble teams and the No. 1 seeds," he said. "We just didn't feel the two-hour block was needed. Once you get them out there, you can dive right in."

Look for Sunday's telecast to be more be more like the fast-moving Selection Sunday shows of years past, Bryant added.

"If you go back to what we've done in the past, we have front-loaded the Selection (Sunday) Show," he said. "In those first four segments of the show, we've always revealed the brackets. We're going to go back to that. That's really what we're doing."

Here’s hoping!