The NCAA Basketball Tournament is the annual college basketball tournament that decides that season’s national champion. Annually taking place in March, the tournament is one the most highly publicized and highly analyzed events in sports. Thousands of fans pile into multiple venues across the U.S. following their alma mater or hometown team. The biggest event of the tournament comes in its final weekend, when the Final Four takes place.
The men’s NCAA tournament starts with 65 seeded teams (women’s starts with 64), with the 64th and 65th seeded teams playing in a “play-in game” to decide who will be matched up with the number one overall seed. The remaining teams are divided into four regions: East, West, South and Midwest. One team from each region qualifies for the Final Four. The winner among the Final Four teams is crowned the National Champion.
Due to the logistical problems presented by the shifting status of various regions and COVID status, the NCAA has decided to hold its NCAA men’s basketball tournament in one location for 2021. March Madness, which generates enormous revenue from both TV deals and ticket sales for the NCAA, was... Read more
For the first time in its 81-year history, the NCAA Division I basketball tournament will not be held. The NCAA made the unprecedented call to cancel all March Madness games over growing concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “Today, NCAA president Mark Emmert and the board of governors canceled... Read more
A widespread number of Division I athletic conferences have cancelled their basketball tournaments amid the coronavirus pandemic. The AAC, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC and more pulled the plug on their scheduled competitions in the wake of growing health concerns and other major sporting event cancellations. Certain... Read more
Amid growing coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, the NCAA President has revealed a statement regarding limited attendance at upcoming March Madness events. President Mark Emmert released a statement Wednesday afternoon, noting that the NCAA “continues to assess the impact of COVID-19 in consultation with public health officials and our COVID-19 advisory... Read more
The Ivy League has pulled the plug on its men’s and women’s basketball conference tournaments in the wake of the coronavirus spread. Officials said the decision was made with guidance from medical professionals advising against large gatherings. Rather than go forth with the Ivy League conference tournaments at Boston’s... Read more
Boasting a dominant 26-2 record this season, the University of Dayton men’s basketball program is a lock for a post-season run at the 2020 NCAA tournament. The school’s athletic department has shared information regarding the ticketing process for locals hoping to catch the Flyers in action. The University of... Read more
The Jonas Brothers and the Chainsmokers are among the latest acts added to the Final Four March Madness Music Series lineup in April. Both artists are slated to perform at the newly-renovated downtown Minneapolis venue the Armory. The Chainsmokers will take the stage on Friday, April 5, and the... Read more
Popstar Katy Perry and EDM mastermind Zedd are the first artists set to perform during the three-day March Madness music series next month. The music series, which will run from April 5 to 7 at The Armory in Minneapolis, will celebrate the Final Four teams in the NCAA Men’s... Read more
Beyonce and Jay-Z dominated the best-selling events list for the whole month of March due to their upcoming On The Run II World Tour, according to sales data from Ticket Club. The power couple tricked fans before the initial tour announcement, “accidentally” posting and then deleting their tour dates... Read more