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March madness at Ruston Parks and Recreation

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Submitted photo- Registration will open in April for Ruston Parks and Recreation’s summer youth basketball league.

Sixty-eight teams bidding for the championship title. After the opening weekend, then it is off to the “Sweet 16," the "Final Four" and then the "Big Dance."

What are we talking about? It’s March Madness — the NCAA men’s division basketball championships.

So, who came up with these expressions? The “March Madness” cliché was coined by Henry V. Porter in 1939 to describe an Illinois high school basketball tournament. Porter, an athletic administrator, inventor and coach, wrote "A little March madness may complement and contribute to sanity and help keep society on an even keel."

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