Mapping March Madness

Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 9:51 AM


With all due respect to Santa, March Madness is actually the most wonderful time of the year. Or at least it is to me, and all the college hoops fans out there. To celebrate this most joyous week of basketball nirvana, I've decided to visit the home arenas of the field of 65 in Google Earth and make a KML that maps their locations.

Why, you ask? Well, I had a bunch of questions about the teams and where they were from, and realized that the best way to learn all about them was to look at a map:

1) Where do the University of Texas-Arlington Mavericks play their home games?
2) Of the "Big Five" schools in Philadelphia, where are the three located that made the tourney this year?
3) How close is St. Mary's College to Mount St. Mary's?

We hope visiting the arenas in Google Earth will get you pumped for filling out your bracket.