March 18, 2021

NEW VIDEO: Young Welcomes March Madness in Indy, Reflects on Basketball in Indiana

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released a new video welcoming March Madness to Indiana’s capital, Indianapolis.


“One year ago, we woke up to the realities of COVID-19, those realities first struck many of us through the game of basketball. One day it was there, the next day it was gone. And for Hoosiers like me, it was a huge deal.


“So many great memories of NCAA tournaments of years past, whether it was Larry Bird at Indiana State University or championship teams in the 1980’s at Indiana University, coach Keady and Glenn Robinson at Purdue Bryce Drew at Valparaiso, Brad Stevens at Butler.


“But we’ll never know what sort of memories we missed last year. But this year, this year it’s back. For the first time ever, March Madness will be in one state and that state is in Indiana. James Naismith called Indiana the center of the sport and in a March 2021, that will definitely true. So good luck to all the teams who will be descending on the great state of Indiana for March Madness 2021. Remember in forty-nine states it’s just basketball, but this is Indiana,” said Senator Young.


Yesterday, Senator Young delivered a speech on the Senate floor reflecting on the sport of basketball, and its ability to bring Hoosiers together. Click here to watch the speech.


 Click here to watch the full video.