|When is March Madness in 2015?|
The dates of March Madness 2015 are scheduled to tip off on March 17th-18th with the men's NCAA Basketball Championship Game being played on Monday, April 6th.
March Madness Dates:
Selection Saturday 2015 - March 15th
First Round - March 17th-18th
Second & Third Rounds - March 19th-22nd
Regional Quaterfinals - March 26th-29th in Cleveland, Los Angeles, Houston and Syracuse
Semifinals - April 4th at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis
Championship Game 2015 - April 6th at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis
|What is March Madness?|
The term March Madness is used to describe the craziness that occurs in the month of March as a result of both the men's and women's NCAA Basketball Tournament. It was first used in the 20th century but has since then been adopted by the mainstream media. Since the tournament features 68-teams and is single elimination, meaning that if a team loses one game they are eliminated, there are typically lots of upsets and buzzer beaters that result in lots of madness.
If the madness that surrounded the NCAA Tournament wasn't enough already, it is very common for groups of people to complete in a tourney bracket compeition. People competing in the brackets try to predict the winners of all the matchups before guessing the national champion. Various bracket point systems are used but in general the person who guesses the most correct winners usually wins the title of the 2015 March Madness bracket champion.