We know that there are a lot of sports fans who read our blog, just like there are lots of sports fans in the CursorMania office. Well coming up next weekend is one of the biggest sport weekends of the entire year. March Madness, endearing nickname for the NCAA College Basketball playoffs, culminates in New Orleans for the Final Four and championship game. Here are some fun facts about the NCAA (also known as the National Collegiate Athletic Association).
- Basketball teams within the NCAA are separated into three groups: Division I, Division II, Division III.
- There are 345 schools in 32 Division I basketball conferences.
- The newest all-sports Division I conference is the Great West Conference.
- The NCAA doesn’t just award championships in basketball but in 22 other sports, including skiing, lacrosse and water polo.
This weekend, the playing field for this year’s basketball championships was narrowed from eight teams to four teams. The four teams that advanced to the Final Four are Kentucky, Kansas, Ohio State and Louisville. Coincidentally, two of the teams sport the royal blue color worn by the cheerleader below. So if you’re cheering for Kentucky or Kansas, download this perky cheerleader to show your school spirit in the Final Four. For more free cursors, visit CursorMania and be sure to cheer on your favorite team!