From Eamonn Brennan of ESPN.com: “The NCAA tournament, a.k.a. The Greatest Sporting Event in the History of Sporting Events and Everything Else, will hit a rather remarkable milestone later this season — the 2013 edition will be the 75th anniversary of the competition. For a tournament that spent much of its early life playing second fiddle to the NIT, 75 years is an impressive accomplishment, and there’s little doubt the tournament is on stronger ground now than ever before.
In honor of its flagship tournament’s dodranscentennial (say that five times fast) anniversary, the NCAA is breaking form with a similarly inequitably distributed, outdated governing elite and not hosting its own Diamond Jubilee. Probably a good choice. Instead, on Tuesday morning the NCAA launched its first foray into all-time lists of tourney superlatives — the “Top 75 All-Time March Madness Players, 25 All-Time March Madness Teams and 35 All-Time Madness Moments.” You can see the complete lists here, at the NCAA’s web site.”