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IN THE BRACKET — We made it, America.
March Madness is upon us.
And some teams are more excited than others at the chance to play in the Big Dance.
Here are some of our favorite moments from the weekend. Warning: individuals with pet allergies should continue at their own risk.
Northwestern’s inaugural tourney run starts in SLC
Ever since the NCAA Tournament expanded in 1985, only one major conference program hasn’t heard its name called on Selection Sunday.
The streak ended Sunday afternoon.
Northwestern is in the dance, and the Wildcats celebrated like a team making their inaugural trip to the nation’s top tournament.
You did it, fam. Northwestern going dancing. pic.twitter.com/vDIo4XlXlo— Michele Steele (@ESPNMichele) March 12, 2017
If you liked that, Northwestern will play in an 8-9 seed matchup against Vanderbilt in Salt Lake City. The Commodores also made history, becoming the first team in NCAA Tournament history to make the tournament with 15 losses.
See more photos of the wild celebration in the gallery below.
Yale Bulldogs celebrate bid with live bulldog
The Ivy League had never hosted a conference tournament, preferring to send the league’s regular-season champion to the NCAA men’s and women’s tournaments during its storied history.
After Yale won the inaugural Ivy League women’s tournament title, the Bulldogs celebrated in the best way possible: with a live bulldog.
No win over Harvard would be complete without @HandsomeDan18 joining the celebration! Congrats @YaleWBB! #IvyHoops@IvyLeagueNet@espn3pic.twitter.com/lvdLG4vdeV— Yale on the ILDN (@YaleILDN) February 25, 2017
That’s Handsome Dan, the official mascot of Yale. And that’s the happiest sports video you will see on the internet today.
We may have just gotten March Madness, but another sporting milestone has arrived.
It’s baseball season.
BYU baseball took three of four from UC Santa Barbara over the weekend, and slugging star Keaton Kringlen punctuated the Cougars’ 14-8 win Saturday in thrilling fashion.
Kringlen’s diving catch clinched the win, the series and the afternoon at Miller Park, and gave the Cougars a 7-7 record on the year.
An incredible play from @KeatonKringlen to wrap it up!— BYUtv Sports (@byutvsports) March 11, 2017
Click the videos above for the rest of our Great Clips of the Week.