March Madness Trivia

February 28, 2018 @ 9:22 PM

March Madness 101

Do you love watching sports? If yes, then you would have heard about March Madness. What exactly is March Madness and why is it the most talked about tournament in the United States?

What is March Madness?

March Madness is that time of the year when the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) holds basketball tournaments for men and women. Known as “The Big Dance,” 68 college teams from all over America take part in the elimination tournament, hoping to go home with the title as national champions.

Fun trivia about March Madness

  • The tournament first took place in 1939, where eight teams took part. Oregon was the first team to win this tournament. Harold Olsen, Ohio State University’s .........
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Basketball: From High School to College

February 21, 2018 @ 8:32 PM

College Basketball March Madness

From High School to College

In the Beginning

He was born in Ontario, Canada, designed the football helmet, has the basketball hall of fame named after him and he was a fan at the first College Basketball March Madness Championship, which was played in Northwestern’s Evanston in 1939. Eight months later Dr. James Naismith passed on, but not after inventing the game of basketball. He penned his 13 rules of the game on Dec. 21, 1891 and I heard the original document of basketball rules he dictated to his secretary sold for over two million dollars several years ago.

An Invader

Until 1939 March Madness was a high school basketball tournament, but in March of that year that changed .........

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Pete Rose

February 20, 2018 @ 8:34 PM

Baseball Legend, Pete Rose

Baseball is one of the few games that managed to create sporting legends purely on their talent. Among the many greats that the sport has created, Pete Rose, AKA Charlie Hustle is one. Known for his greatest hits, Rose also became infamous for betting on his team and got expelled for it. He did not just do something illegal, but he broke the hearts of millions of baseball fans across the country. And the fans are just not ready to forget all that yet. With new evidence of Rose's gambling and betting on his team surfaced, critics are questioning if he should be allowed appear at the 2015 Cincinnati All-Star Game.

Charlie Hustle - One of the greatest baseball players

Pete Rose, also known as Charlie Hustle .........

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NCAAB March Madness, the Beginning

February 20, 2018 @ 12:21 AM

Sweet Sixteen Back in the Day

Legend has it that in 1908 what began as an invitation-only event within the IHSA (Illinois High School Association) grew into something much larger with over 900 high school boys basketball teams competing against one another. University of Illinois' Huff Gymnasium was packed every March with sell out crowds scrambling for a seat to watch high school basketball's Sweet Sixteen". What you have to understand back then is there was no television. People weren’t into college sports like today and don’t forget, the NBA, called the BAA (Basketball Associate of America) wasn’t established until 1946. New York Knickerbockers beat the Toronto Huskies 68-66 at Maple Leaf Gardens on November 1st, .........

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