March is here, Spring has begun, and the 'madness' is now about to take over the nation.

Head coach of Gonzaga University men's basketball team and future hall of fame inductee, Mark Few, regularly calls the 68-team bracket 'the greatest show on earth'.  More than the Super Bowl or any major league series--the March Madness 'mania' takes over our country in a way that nothing else can. Even non-sports fans will be following along!

As millions (literally) watch the dozens of games over the next month--many of which will be on split screens from coast to coast, folks here in Idaho have a unique opportunity.

Real lovers of the game are actually spoiled--and surrounded--by some really big time showdowns. Drive 5-hours to the south and you can get to the tournament in Salt Lake City (rounds 1 and 2). Drive 6-hours North and you can get to rounds 1 and 2 in Spokane, which just so happened to be one of the hottest selling hosts of the whole nation.

Playing in Salt Lake City are:

  • Gonzaga University
  • McNeese State University
  • Kansas
  • Sanford
  • Dayton
  • University of Nevada
  • Long Beach State University
  • University of Arizona

Playing in Spokane, Washington are:

  • Saint Mary's College
  • University of Alabama
  • Grand Canyon University
  • University of Charleston
  • Auburn
  • Yale
  • San Diego State University
  • UAB

Some major programs, as you can see, are going to be playing much closer to Idaho than we're used to seeing. Want to catch the action? Lock those tickets in as games start on Thursday and be sure to use a reputable ticket window such as SeatGeek or StubHub.

The Small School Taking Attention Away from Boise State

A small private university just hours from Boise is taking away attention from Boise State in the Big 12 Conference expansion.

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Insane Big Sky Basketball Moment Makes National Headlines

Check out the break down of this amazing sports moment that happened in downtown Boise.

Watch the full video below!

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This Former Nampa Basketball Star is ESPN's Darling

It's not often that you see Sports Center re-run a single play as often as they did last night. The good folks at ESPN could not get enough of the dominating performance by one particular Texas Tech player who left it all on the court. His team defeated Baylor-- the defending National Champion and the only remaining undefeated team in the country this season.
Plot twist, this player has some serious Idaho ties-- with NO offers out of High School, Adonis Arms played in Nampa at Northwest Nazarene University where he gained the skill set and the reputation to make his way up to the big time stage.

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