The 2021 NCAA Tournament is finally here, and what fun is March Madness without a bracket?
Fortunately, you have come to the right place. Sporting News has every type of college basketball fan covered with our 2021 NCAA Tournament bracket in printable PDF format, complete with the full field of 68. Download it, print it, fill it out, trash it with your co-workers.
This year’s tournament schedule begins with the First Four on March 18. The Big Dance intensifies with the first and second rounds March 19-22 and concludes with the Final Four and national championship games April 3-5, all from Indiana.
In addition to the printable support below, you’ll also find tips and tools to help you complete it, including picks and reviews from SN’s expert writers.
2021 Printable NCAA Tournament Bracket
Download the printable NCAA tournament bracket from Sporting News (PDF) by clicking the image above. The bracket is blank for now, but will be updated shortly after the March Madness selection committee releases the 68-team field on Sunday, March 14.
March Madness Bracket Tips from the Experts at SN
So you printed a bracket. Do you need a hand to fill it? The Sporting News staff of college basketball experts will complete their own hiatus on Selection Sunday, sharing the method with their madness. In the meantime, here is a list of tools you can use to win your office group.
Final SN field of 68 projections: Bill Bender of Sporting News predicts the entire March Madness group, including No. 1 seeds, top four and more.
An idiotic guide to completing your NCAA bracket: It may seem like obvious advice, but we’re here to remind you what not to do.
NET 101 classificationHere’s what you need to know about the metric the NCAA selection committee uses to pick the field of 68.
Play with the odds by choosing the Final Four, national champions: Don’t be cute. Your Final Four should include a lot of chalk.
March Madness 2021 Schedule
The 2021 NCAA Tournament begins March 18 with the first four inning games. Rounds 1 and 2 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 take place April 3-5 in Indianapolis, the site of the entire tournament due to COVID-19 considerations.
|First four||March 18th|
|Round 1||March 19-20|
|Round 2||March 21-22|
|Sweet 16||March 27-28|
|Elite eight||March 29-30|
|The last four||April 3|
|National Championship||5th of April|
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.