March Madness

What does march madness mean?

NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

A term that stands for the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament that begins in the month of March and lasts for 3 weeks.

It was first uttered in relation to the tournament by CBS broadcaster Brent Musburger during the 1982 coverage. The tournament consists of 68 teams battling against each other on the hardwood to be crowned the best college team in America.


It's here, my favorite time of year, March Madness!
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March Madness means ncaa men's division i basketball tournament

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