With Selection Sunday over, 65 NCAA Division I men’s basketball teams have been selected to participate in the 2008 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, also known as “March Madness”. For those who have not obtained a bracket, worry not. Below are five places you can print your own 2008 NCAA March Madness bracket for free. And for those interested in bracketology, here’s a link to an article on how a team’s seed has performed in the NCAA tournament up to the Final Four.
Go to the NCAA homepage (http://www.ncaa.com/home/) and hover over the “select a sport” tab at the top of the page. Then click on “Basketball (M)” to be taken to the official NCAA Men’s Basketball homepage. The March Madness bracket can be a little difficult to find. Right now it can be found on the NCAA Men’s Basketball homepage under the headline titled “Division I Basketball” and “Bracket Announced”. Under this headline, you will see in small print “see the bracket”. Click on this to be taken to the NCAA’s March Madness printable bracket which contain all the teams, their seeding, and the dates, times, and locations of each game (times given through the second round).
You can find ESPN’s March Madness bracket under ESPN’s 2008 NCAA Tournament homepage. Simply go to the main ESPN homepage (http://espn.go.com), hover over the “Men’s BB” tab at the top of the page, and click on “2008 NCAA Tournament”. Scroll down and you will see the March Madness bracket labeled simply as “brackets” with your choice of saving/printing them as either a PDF or a GIF file. This March Madness bracket lists all teams and their regular season records, their seeding, and the dates and locations of the games.
The NBC Sports March Madness bracket is located on their webpage. Go to http://madness.nbcsports.com/ to view the bracket. To print a copy, you have to print from your web browser. For example, if you are using Internet Explorer, click on “File” and then “Print” or use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl-P”. An interesting aspect of NBC Sports March Madness bracket is that next to each team, you will find a percentage which looks like it represents the percentage of people who believe that particular team will win their first round game. While the bracket is simple in every other aspect, only offering the teams, their seeding, and the dates each round is played, the percentages may be helpful for those who want to have an idea which first round games may result in an upset.
New York Post
For a more colorful bracket, try the New York Post’s 2008 March Madness bracket. Simply click on this link to be taken directly to the New York Post’s 2008 March Madness bracket. You will find a very colorful bracket containing all the teams, their seeding and regular season record, and the dates each round is played. You can then right click on the bracket and save the it onto your hard drive, or like the NBC Sports bracket, you can print the bracket directly from your web browser. Due to the size of the bracket you need to set your paper orientation to “landscape” and not “portrait” in order to properly print the bracket.
Yahoo! Sports has printable March Madness bracket under their NCAAB sports section. Go to the Yahoo! Sports homepage (http://sports.yahoo.com), click on the “NCAAB” tab at the top of the Yahoo! Sports homepage and under the main NCAAB headline you will see the “printable bracket” link. The bracket is very simple, only listing the teams and their respective seeding. But there’s a bonus to printing this bracket for those who frequently eat at KFC as the bracket also doubles as a coupon for a $2.99 toasted wrap combo at any participating KFC.