Round of 64 – March 1 - 4
Round of 32 – March 5 - 10
Sweet 16 – March 11 - 16
Elite 8 – March 17 - 22
Final Four – March 23 - 26
Championship – March 29 - April 1
Champion will be crowned:
Friday April 2nd
The voting for the Round of 64 has ended. We had some very close games in the first round. Remember to make sure your favorite team (author/book) moves on to the next round by voting.
The voting for the Round of 32 is open and runs from March 5-10
To vote, electronically, click on the tab Round of 32 and vote for your favorite books to move to the Sweet 16.
The Ort Library is pleased to announce our 8th Annual March Book Madness Tournament. Each of the tournaments held during the past seven years have been a success because of students, faculty, and staff who vote to select our Champion. Just like the NCAA Basketball Tournament held during March, the Ort Library holds its own tournament that will crown one book the Champion of March Book Madness.
This year we looked back to our past seven contests. We took 64 books from 2014-2020 that made it to the Sweet 16 (minus the winners) and are going to have them compete once again to give them a second chance. This year the brackets do not have a theme and will just be named Bracket 1 - Bracket 8.
Just like in the NCAA Tournament, we will start out with 64 teams (books). Student, faculty, and staff votes will determine which books move onto the Round of 32. Once the 32 books are selected, additional rounds of voting will take place to get to the Championship title game. The Champion Book will be crowned on Friday April 2, 2021.
Some of the books for March Book Madness will also be available for you to check out on the main floor of the library (3rd floor) starting March 1. Just look for the display stand near the March Book Madness display case.