If you are a college basketball fan, you have probably been following the NCAA championship tournament. This weekend, the 68 teams that began tournament play earlier this month have been whittled down to the Final Four.
The term “March Madness” was actually first used in the late 1930s to describe the excitement surrounding the Illinois state high school basketball tournament. That event grew so popular that in the 1940s and 1950s March Madness became its common name.
Read about the history of the NCAA championship tournament at history.com/this-day-in-history/march-madness-is-born. Advancing in this single-elimination tournament is an amazing accomplishment, and trying to predict the Final Four teams is a topic of much debate among fans each year.
Check out some fun trivia facts about college basketball at Kidzworld, kidzworld.com/article/6230-college-basketball-facts-and-records. For instance, did you know that from 1967 to 1976, college players weren’t allowed to dunk the ball?
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