NCAA Final Four History

The NCAA possesses a rich history in regards to its men’s college national championship. According to the NCAA’s website, the first Final Four was held in 1939 with Oregon becoming the national champion. The NCAA lists the first Final Four site as being in Evanston, IL. The Final Four has grown to become national spectacle as the venues for the Final Four seem to get bigger and bigger each year. Many of the early Final Fours were held in Kansas City, MO, New York, NY and Louisville, Ky.

As the NCAA has grown in popularity over the years, the venues have grown larger as well. This years Final Four will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. This venue is the home field for the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts and the championship game will likely have the same vibe as a Super Bowl.

Although Indiana is heralded as the last undefeated national champion, many sports analysts fail to mention that John Wooden won the NCAA tournament in 72 and 73 with a perfect record in both seasons! In fact, John Wooden won the NCAA tournament with UCLA 7 years in a row spanning 1967 to 1973. In this year’s Final Four, the Kentucky Wildcats look to do what no other team has done since 1976; win the national championship undefeated.

March 20, 2015 by : Posted in betting No Comments

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