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The Cat's Eye

Making sense of the Madness


An annual event spanning from March 14 through April 3. From exciting down to the wire games to number one teams upset by extreme underdogs. March Madness brings excitement all over the world every single year. With high competition, only 64 teams out 351 can get in the tournament. 

The season started Nov. 6 of last year and every team got a fresh start to grind and prove themselves as a top 64 team in college basketball.

Each year, March Madness takes place all across the country. 64 teams battle to see who the winning basketball team is. But this event is more than just a basketball tournament. Millions of people tune in to watch and cheer on their favorite team. Bets are placed, parties planned and brackets are made.

March Madness provides a complete goal for college teams and players who are competing to reach the next level. This provides good game after good game ranging from 16 seeds playing one seed and eight seeds playing nine seeds. This constant battle and down-to-the-wire games provided viewers all across the world.

 Whether there watching their team or just turning it on because of the quality of the games. Regardless millions of people come out to watch or just turn on their TV for this yearly event.

People’s Predictions

People worldwide can create their brackets digitally with a simple website or the app “ESPN Tournament Challenge”. This allows people to make their brackets, join groups and compete against others with different teams chosen. 

The Idea behind March Madness 

The first tournament was played in 1939 with only eight teams. The National Collegiate Athletic Association teams grew to 16 in 1951 and doubling in 1975. March Madness has a rapid growth that has teams constantly pairing up to compete against each other. The last two teams of this years tournament go head to head and play at the State Farm Stadium. 

Why is this so popular? 

Each game gives people the build-up of who will play at the national championship. The Lower seed teams tend to play well against higher-seeded teams. The Lower seeded teams don’t get as much opportunity because they’re known as the underdog. 


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