Barack Obama is feeling the March Madness.
With March Madness about to kick into full swing and the First Four of the 2018 NCAA Tournament reaching its conclusion on Wednesday night, the First Round is set to begin on Thursday at noon for a full day of action.
During his presidency, Obama would routinely show up on ESPN to reveal his bracket.
Donald Trump is breaking that tradition, but Obama is continuing his annual tradition by releasing his NCAA Tournament bracket on social media.
As you would expect, Obama kept things simple and nearly went chalk with Virginia, UNC, Villanova and Michigan State in his Final Four. His Elite Eight was Virginia, Cincinnati, Xavier, UNC, Villanova, Purdue, Kansas and Michigan State. In the national championship game, the former president has Tom Izzo’s Spartans taking down No. 1 overall seed Virginia.
In the women’s bracket, Obama is rolling with the Final Four of UConn, Notre Dame, Mississippi State and Louisville, with UConn taking down Mississippi State in the final.
You can check Barack Obama’s March Madness bracket below:
As we gear up for March Madness, the Obama Foundation is celebrating the role of sports in bringing communities together. As friends, families, and coworkers jot down their NCAA Basketball Championships picks, we’re once again sharing President Obama’s bracket along with stories about how basketball is driving impactful work in communities across the country and around the world.
Poring through the hundreds of submissions we receive every day, it’s clear that people are turning to sports to make a positive impact in their own communities and bring people together.
A closer look at Obama’s full March Madness brackets for the men’s and women’s NCAA Tournaments can be seen below:
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