View Full Version : March Madness began in 1979

San Diego Ute Fan
03-14-2013, 11:49 AM
It has been said by many that March Madness as we know it today began in 1979 in the Hunty. Magic Johnson and Larry Bird ushered in the big time.

I attended both games with my dad. The atmosphere certainly lived up to all the hype and anticipation. It was the highest TV rating for a college basketball game ever. That may still be the case.

I did some digging around and found my ticket stub. Here it is:


03-14-2013, 12:26 PM
What a great piece of NCAA tournament history you have there. My dad and I were also there for all the games. I remember thinking after it was over, that the best game I saw during the Final Four was the semi-final between Indiana St. and DePaul. I also thought the best player I saw that weekend was that freshman from DePaul named Mark Aguirre.