March Madness: An international sporting phenomenon

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, informally known as March Madness has been popular for over 75 years. Also known as the Big Dance, the the tournament is single-elimination featuring 68 basketball teams, with four “play-in games”. The tournament has an immense presence throughout sports and is exciting because of the occasional upsets and ability to pick brackets. Continue reading “March Madness: An international sporting phenomenon”

NBA and NFL in London: a lasting impact on the community

On October 28, 2007, the first regular season NFL game was played in London. Since then, the National Football League (NFL) and National Basketball Association (NBA) have seen a growing European following after establishing the international series for both sports with additional games added each year. With the NFL making its London debut in 2007 and the NBA in 2011, the growing European fan bases for both sports have created a high demand for tickets. The Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia ‘76ers game in January was so popular that tickets sold out in 7 minutes.

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