The 2021 NCAA Tournament is finally here, and what fun is March Madness without support?
Fortunately, you have come to the right place. Sporting News has all types of college basketball fans covered by our 2021 NCAA tournament support in printable, PDF form, complete with the full field of 68. Download it, print it, fill it in, talk trash to your colleagues.
This year’s tournament schedule begins with the First Four on March 18th. The Big Dance picks up speed with the first and second rounds March 19-22 and ends with the Final Four and National Championship games April 3-5, all from Indiana.
In addition to the printable material below, you’ll also find tips and tools to help you complete it, including picks and analysis from SN’s expert writers.
2021 Printable NCAA Tournament Support
Download the Sporting News NCAA Tournament printable material (PDF) by clicking on the image above. The parenthesis is empty at this time, but will be updated shortly after the March Madness selection committee released the 68-team field on Sunday, March 14.
Advice on March Madness brackets from the experts at SN
You have therefore printed a parenthesis. Need a hand to fill it up? Sporting News’s team of college basketball experts will fill their own hooks on Selection Sunday, sharing the method to their madness. In the meantime, here is a list of tools you can use to earn your office pool.
The last field of 68 projections of SN: Sporting News’ Bill Bender predicts the entire March Madness range, including No.1 seeds, first four outings and more.
A Silly Guide to Completing Your NCAA Support: This might sound like obvious advice, but we’re here to remind you what not to do.
NET 101 Rank: Here’s what you need to know about the metric the NCAA Selection Committee uses to pick the 68 field.
Play the odds when you choose the Final Four, National Champions: Don’t be cute. Your Final Four should include a lot of chalk.
March 2021 Madness Calendar
The 2021 NCAA tournament begins March 18 with the first four play-in games. The first and second rounds will take place March 19-22, followed by Sweet 16 (March 27-28) and Elite Eight (March 29-30) a week later. This year’s Final Four will be held April 3-5 in Indianapolis – the site of the entire tournament due to COVID-19 considerations.
|First four||March 18|
|Round 1||March 19-20|
|2nd round||March 21-22|
|Sweet 16||March 27-28|
|Elite Eight||March 29-30|
|Final square||April 3|
|national championship||April 5|
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