The first games for March Madness this year were on March 14th. March Madness is the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament. The tournament gets its name from taking place mainly in March, and because every year, teams that are lower seeds somehow win over much favored and better teams thus causing madness in fans around the country.

Every year Mr. Beal has a school-wide challenge for making a bracket for the tournament of which college team will be national champions. So far, it’s been a crazy tournament. Defending national champions and number 1 overall seed, the Villanova Wildcats, lost to the underdog Wisconsin Badgers, and the heavily favored Duke Blue Devils, who were ranked number 2, lost to the number 7 seed South Carolina Gamecocks.

As of March 20th, Coach Matt Alley is in 1st place with 54 points. In 2nd place is a 3 way tie between Mr. Campbell, sophomore Alexsis Sprowl, and Lauren Beal (Mr. Beal’s daughter) with 52 points. In 3rd is freshman Kaiden Crowley with 50 points.

By Luke Wilson, The Royal Print Staff