March Madness coined its name in 1908 by a man named Henry V. Porter. Mr. Porter was the secretary at the Illinois High School Association. He wrote an article that was called “March Madness” and they took this saying into the invitational where fans could use it for the basketball games during March (Latrel, 2013). However, this March madness that Henry Porter created didn’t start with college athletics. It started as a small high school invitational tournament in Illinois. The Illinois High School Association sponsored this March madness event where local boys high school teams would compete at the University of Illinois arena. This is a large arena that would get filled...
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...of revenue, which is great for the small programs that are involved. With the CBS contact being $11 billion dollars, these teams can get a large sum of money. I think that this March madness tournament has nothing, but good to come from it.
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