It’s March Madness, the Big Dance! The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), single-elimination, college basketball tournament is finally here! This means from now through the beginning of April, millions of TVs, smartphones, and office computers will be tuned into watching 68 college basketball teams battle it out to see who will emerge as the National Champion!
While only the college players will actually make it on the basketball court, a tradition around the event has emerged to allow millions of people to actively participate in the tournament (whether they know anything about basketball or not.) We’re, of course, talking Brackets!
A key part of the tradition is physically printing out the bracket. This lets you handwrite the winners (…and angrily scratch out the losers???) as the teams progress from the first round to the second round to the “Sweet Sixteen” to the “Elite Eight” to the “Final Four” and finally the championship matchup.
Printing March Madness brackets are a big deal and some of the biggest brands in sports broadcasting are getting in on the printable action. Below are a few places where you can download and print your own NCAA 2021 Tournament Bracket. And remember, if you are browsing through these and other sites to print your own bracket, use the Mopria Print Service app, which you can download from Google Play for your Android device.
- Sports Illustrated: Print Your 2021 NCAA Tournament Bracket Ahead of March Madness
- CBS Sports: NCAA bracket 2021: Printable March Madness bracket, tournament seeds to be set on Selection Sunday
- Sporting News: Printable NCAA bracket: Download a free, blank 2021 March Madness bracket PDF here
- The Athletic: 2021 NCAA bracket: Our downloadable and printable men’s March Madness bracket
- NCAA: March Madness Official Bracket
As you fill out your bracket, keep in mind that the most important thing is to have fun with it and to remember that some of the most fun can be complaining when your top teams get knocked out and your bracket gets destroyed. After all, your odds aren’t great. According to NCAA, if you just flip a coin, the odds of you getting a perfect bracket are 1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808! And if you know “a little something” about basketball, the odds of creating a perfect bracket are 1 in 120.2 billion.
Again, have fun with it—you can always pick the teams with the best mascot or prettiest team uniforms!