Making the Madness

IU Bloomington and IUPUI are two hosts of the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament. These stories showcase the students, staff, faculty, alumni and venues involved in holding this historic event in Indianapolis and Central Indiana.




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Bringing it to the Hall

A former IU Bloomington men's basketball manager has a central role in organizing the annual men's basketball tournament and worked with IU Athletics leadership to make Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall part of the 2021 tournament.

Learn how it happened
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Experienced hosts

Hosting tournament events for the NCAA Division I men's basketball championship is not a foreign task for IUPUI and Indianapolis. IUPUI Athletics is well-versed in being a gracious host for these major sporting events.

Read about IUPUI's involvement