I learned something new today. December 1st marks the 119 anniversary of the invention of basketball. This fact is particularly interesting as I am a KU alum and fan (I know, I know), and basketball has long been identified with KU. I thought I would share with you some facts about basketball that you can share with the family and friends during timeouts and halftime.
It’s the 2nd week of March, and the minds of basketball fans are likely preoccupied with thoughts of conference tournaments, Selection Sunday, and "bracketology." If you are a basketball novice or a passive fan, you may be wondering what exactly all the "hoopla" is about.
I am a HUGE college basketball fan! Coming from the Midwest, so close to where the game was invented, and being a girl who is over 6' tall, most people would say no wonder! I look forward to the month of March every year and have my favorite teams I love to cheer on to victory. My three favorites, in order, are Duke, KU, and MU. Some of you may be taking a double-take at this moment, wondering how in the world anyone could root for MU and KU at the same time. It's simple, really. That's what I like about living near the border of states.
As the calendar turns to March, college basketball takes center stage in the world of sports. With the NCAA Tournament quickly approaching, teams around the nation are working hard to put themselves in position to join the "Big Dance" and compete for the national championship. Of course, fans everywhere are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to fill out brackets and see how well their picks hold up through March Madness.
I love March Madness. I grew up in the Kansas City, MO area, where there was the great border war between the University of Kansas and University of Missouri, or the interstate rivalry between University of Kansas and Kansas State University. My family loved college basketball, so I fell in love with it myself.
The other day, I saw a basketball bracket flash on the TV screen for a second. I did a double-take because I was thinking “genealogy chart.” It had never hit me before that these two diagrams are almost identical, but work in reverse of each other.