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From 8 to 68: How March Madness has Changed

Carina Sarracino, Reporter

April 20, 2018

The NCAA Division One Men’s Basketball Tournament is one of America’s most-watched sporting events, but it has taken years to become such a sensation. The March Madness tournament generates $10 billion wagered in bets, 70 million brackets made, and hundreds of thousands of attendees. Simply qualifyi...

Villanova Wildcats Win Mens NCAA Basketball Championship

Kris Jenkins, center,  of Villanova celebrates among a group of stunned North Carolina players following his buzzer-beating jump shot. The Villanova Wildcats beat the UNC Tar Heels 77-74 on Monday April 4, 2016. (AP/David J. Phillip)

April 21, 2016

By: Brandon Hill Madness was in the air. The Villanova Wildcats edged the North Carolina Tar Heels for the NCAA Division I men's basketball title on April 4, 2016. With 4.7 seconds left, junior Kris Jenkins, shot a three-pointer which secured their spot as the winning team. This year's Ma...

Brothers Face Off in NCAA Mens Basketball Championship Game

Villanova's Kris Jenkins (2) shoots the game-winning shot as North Carolina's Isaiah Hicks (4) defends NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 4, 2016, in Houston. Villanova won 77-74. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

April 16, 2016

By: Anthony Barrett The last time Villanova played North Carolina in the Final Four, Nate Britt Jr. and Kris Jenkins, were in high school. This year, the brothers were on opposing teams, Kris Jenkins playing for Villanova and Nate Britt Jr. playing for North Carolina. Jenkins and Britt Jr. are not brothers by bloo...

March Madness Begins Basketball Frenzy

Michigan State's Matt Costello, left, and Middle Tennessee's Jaqawn Raymond reach for a loose ball during the second half in a first-round men's college basketball game in the NCAA tournament, Friday, March 18, 2016, in St. Louis. Middle Tennessee won 90-81. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

March 22, 2016

By Joel Neuschwander The 78th NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament is underway since March 15th, with the first four matchups being held in Dayton, Ohio. 68 teams will battle it out for a chance to claim the National Championship. The teams are separated into four geographical regions, with...

Holy Cross’ Unlikely Path to March Madness

Holy Cross' Robert Champion (22) celebrates after the team's First Four game against Southern University in the NCAA college basketball tournament Wednesday, March 16, 2016, in Dayton, Ohio. Holy Cross won 59-55 (AP Photo/John Minchillo).

March 22, 2016

By: Eric Wood The chances to make the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball tournament with a 14-19 record are almost impossible, so how did the Holy Cross Crusaders make it? They made it by winning the Patriot League tournament and winning a play-in game. The Holy Cross Crusaders were 5-13 i...

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