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  • Summary: March Madness returns to CBS with live coverage of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. CBS has been televising the Tournament since 1982 and has been the exclusive broadcaster for all games (except the Tuesday play-in game) since 1991, the exception being 2003 when daytimeMarch Madness returns to CBS with live coverage of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. CBS has been televising the Tournament since 1982 and has been the exclusive broadcaster for all games (except the Tuesday play-in game) since 1991, the exception being 2003 when daytime first round games were moved to ESPN to accommodate CBS News' coverage of the Gulf War.

    The Tournament, one of the most popular events on the U.S. sporting calendar, is a single knockout tournament staged annually at various sites across America. The 65 team field is currently made up of 31 automatic bids for conference tournament winners and 34 at-large bids determined by a selection committee. The selection committee also determines the seedings for each participant.

    The tournament takes place over three weeks beginning in mid-March. There are four regions (West, Midwest, East and South) with 16 teams each and the winner of each region qualifies for the national semi-finals, which are better known as the Final Four.

    During the first week, there are 16 games each on Thursday and Friday and 8 games each on Saturday and Sunday which reduce the field to 16 teams. The 16 teams are better known as the Sweet 16.

    During the second week, there are 4 games each on Thursday and Friday (the Regional semi-finals) and 2 games each on Saturday and Sunday (the Regional finals) which determine the Final Four participants.

    During the third week, the National semi-finals are contested on Saturday and the National Final on Monday night.

    This guide begins with the 1978 Tournament, as that was the first year in which all games were televised on one network or another.

    NCAA Tournament Champions prior to 1978 are as follows:
    1977: Marquette University
    1976: Indiana University
    1975: UCLA
    1974: North Carolina State University
    1973: UCLA
    1972: UCLA
    1971: UCLA
    1970: UCLA
    1969: UCLA
    1968: UCLA
    1967: UCLA
    1966: Texas Western University
    1965: UCLA
    1964: UCLA
    1963: Loyola University
    1962: University of Cincinnati
    1961: University of Cincinnati
    1960: Ohio State University
    1959: University of California
    1958: University of Kentucky
    1957: University of North Carolina
    1956: San Francisco University
    1955: San Francisco University
    1954: LaSalle University
    1953: Indiana University
    1952: University of Kansas
    1951: University of Kentucky
    1950: City College of New York
    1949: University of Kentucky
    1948: University of Kentucky
    1947: Holy Cross University
    1946: Oklahoma A&M
    1945: Oklahoma A&M
    1944: University of Utah
    1943: University of Wyoming
    1942: Stanford University 1941: University of Wisconsin 1940: Indiana University 1939: University of Oregon
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