In case you missed the major college sports news, March Madness begins this month.
The NCAA’s annual tournament – sometimes referred to as the “Big Dance” – is a favorite time for college basketball fans where words like “brackets” and “seeds” become daily vocabulary among friends and colleagues. The tournament is made up of 68 Division 1 college teams, playing games round-by-round over a three-week period. The postseason playoff is a must-see for many basketball fans – and we know that 2016 is going to be no different.
Giving into the madness yourself? Here are three creative ways to upgrade your March Madness experience this year:
- Recruit the right people. Maybe you live with some dedicated sports fans, or perhaps your office is full of basketball lovers. No matter where your community comes from, March Madness is better in numbers. Invite friends and family over for watch parties and maybe even some friendly betting.
- Take your bracket planning seriously. Plotting out brackets might be one of the most important March Madness ceremonies there is – especially if you’re taking part in the office betting pool. You can even make your planning session a group activity. Using an app like MightyMeeting or Whiteboard, it’s easy to map out your favorite teams with a group of friends.
- Stock up on the right snacks and food. This is especially true if you’re hosting a watch party. Fill the fridge with easy eats that will keep you and guests fueled through the event. Check out our favorite snack ideas to get you started. Bonus points for a stocked cooler close to the couch so guests don’t have to miss a minute of the games.
For more information about March Madness 2016, click here for a complete schedule. Who are you rooting for in this year’s event?