What is March Madness? March Madness is a term originally created by Henry V. Porter, assistant executive secretary of the Illinois High School Association to describe the excitement about a series of high school basketball tournaments taking place in March in Illinois. The media picked up on the expression, and the name has been used ever since.
Today, March Madness is the name for an American tradition for college basketball championship games. A total of 68 teams vie for the National Championship title. Thirty-one teams that won their conferences receive an invitation to the tournament. When it comes down to the “Final Four,” you have four teams that won their first four tournament games. One team has to win two more games to win the national championship. While the Final Four teams play games in April, these games are still considered part of March Madness.
If your college has a great basketball team and you’re an avid sports fan, it’s great fun to plan a day trip or weekend getaway with friends or family to a March Madness game.
In 2016, basketball arenas in cities all over the nation host March Madness at various stages in the tournaments. Some of the major cities include: Raleigh, St. Louis, New York City, Anaheim, Louisville, and Houston, Texas. Houston is the site for the Final Four and Final National Championship game.
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