Sports Illustrated releases it's Final Four special issue. With it comes multiple covers, but for some fans, something just doesn't add up.
The magazine printed only three covers of this years final four lineup omitting Louisville.
Ohio State makes the national cover, while Kansas and Kentucky made regional covers.
FactFinder 12 tried contacting Sports Illustrated to find out why. Our calls were not returned.
The only explanation that could be found was on the magazine's website, where it says at the start of the season only three of the four team were predicted to be playing Saturday: Ohio State, Kentucky and Kansas.
But could not being on the cover of Sports Illustrated play in favor for the Cardinals?
It's been said individuals or teams featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated become jinxed.
The so called curse dates back to August 16, 1954.
Eddie Mathews was the first person to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated. A broken hand later caused him to miss eight games.
In 1956, Indy 500 winner Bob Sweikert is featured on the cover. Less than 3 weeks later, he is killed in a Sprint Car crash.
Then 2 years ago.
You remember the 3-point buzzer beater that helped Northern Iowa beat #1 seed Kansas?
The player who hit the shot was featured on the cover, he went 2-9 and missed 3 free throws in his next game against Michigan State. A game Northern Iowa lost.