The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a non-profit organization that regulates and governs intercollegiate athletics in the United States. It was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The NCAA is composed of over 1,100 colleges and universities, and oversees 24 different sports at the collegiate level, including basketball, football, soccer, volleyball, and others. The organization sets rules and guidelines for athletic competition, and is responsible for enforcing those rules and ensuring fair play among member institutions.
One of the most popular NCAA sports is basketball, with the annual NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, also known as March Madness, being one of the most widely watched and bet-upon sporting events in the world. The NCAA also hosts a Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament, as well as championships in other sports across its three divisions.
The NCAA is a major force in the world of college sports, and plays an important role in shaping the athletic experiences of student-athletes across the United States.