Posts Categorized: Boston School March Madness

And the Winner Is…

It’s been a long month here in Boston. We’ve seen the Duke Blue Devils triumph over the Wisconsin Badgers; we’ve seen winter think about turning into spring, start heading in that direction, and then give up and go back to winter again. And here at the BBA, we’ve been counting the votes to see who would come out on top in our School March Madness series. A huge thanks for voting week after week; and for the individuals casting their votes for one particular school, that spirit has paid off. Without further ado, the winner of our own March Madness series and thus the school that can claim to have some of the most spirited alums in Boston is…



…(drumroll, please)….



UMass, we are super excited for you! Congratulations on being so awesome that you finished on top. Virtually offering you a huge high-five:


And that concludes our first annual Boston School March Madness! Look forward to more interactive options coming your way on Voices of the Bar for the future.

Boston School March Madness: The Finals

You’ve spoken and your voices have been heard. After weeks of anticipation, we’re down to our last two schools. Who will come out with the most votes, and the greatest representation of school spirit?

Only one way to find out….

Northeastern University vs. Umass System

  • Umass System (52%, 11 Votes)
  • Northeastern University (48%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 21

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Boston School March Madness Round 3

This shouldn’t have been a surprise, but the second round of March Madness was even closer and more tense than the first. Northeastern staged an upset over BC, and the neck-and-neck race between MIT and UMass only broke at the last minute to see UMass edge into the final four.

But the biggest shock came from the Greater Boston bracket:

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An unexpected tie!

We do have a tiebreaker rule, however, and we’re sad to say it’s not looking good for the Crimson, although we applaud their valiant effort. The fairest way to determine who advances was to count the total number of votes between two rounds, which left Harvard with 26 and Tufts taking the lead with a solid 30.

So we’ve moved from our Elite 8 to the Final 4. Who’ll take it all the way to the end?

Boston Proper

Boston University vs. Northeastern University

  • Northeastern University (61%, 11 Votes)
  • Boston University (39%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 18

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Outside of Boston

Umass System vs. Tufts University

  • Umass System (75%, 12 Votes)
  • Tufts University (25%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 16

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Boston School March Madness Round 2

Our members have spoken; the votes have been cast; and the results are in. Who made it to the second round of BBA Boston School March Madness?




You know what to do next…

Boston Proper

Boston College vs. Northeastern University

  • Northeastern University (61%, 17 Votes)
  • Boston College (39%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 28

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New England School of Law vs. Boston University

  • Boston University (62%, 18 Votes)
  • New England School of Law (38%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 29

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Outside of Boston

Umass System vs. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Umass System (54%, 13 Votes)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (46%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 24

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Harvard University vs. Tufts University

  • Harvard University (50%, 13 Votes)
  • Tufts University (50%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 26

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Boston School March Madness

March Madness:

March Madness is upon us — maybe literally, considering how stir-crazy we are after the winter. But we’re thinking of a different Madness: the yearly basketball frenzy that descends in a sudden plague of brackets at this time of year.

We might not know much about basketball, but that doesn’t stop us from wanting to get in on the fun; and when it comes to higher education, Boston reigns supreme. We’re willing to bet that many of our members have attended undergraduate programs or law school here – or even sent their kids to a school nearby. Which bring us to the big question…

Who Has the Most School Spirit?

It’s time to find out with a head-to-head challenge! We’ve set up a bracket with sixteen major schools in the Greater Boston area, with pairings arranged by drawing names out of a bowl. Don’t believe us? Check out the photo evidence of our highly scientific process below, featuring BBA Director of Communications Kerry Crisley:


Kerry CrisleyTo be picked



So How Is This Going to Work?

Vote in the first round for your school, your former school, your kid’s current school, or a school you really like, by the end of Wednesday, March 18. We’ll publish the results with new match-ups in the next day’s BBA Week. Lather, rinse, and repeat every week until we’re down to the final two!

What Do We Win?

The last school standing earns the pride and joy of knowing they have some of the most enthusiastic students and alums in the area – but, we hasten to add, in this bracket, everyone wins.

Can I Vote More than Once?

If your school pride is split among multiple area institutions that are in different ‘brackets,’ feel free to vote more than once…just know that it may come down to some tough decisions in the final round!

So who will it be? We mean it one hundred percent when we say: it’s up to you to decide.

Boston Proper

New England School of Law vs. Emmanuel College

  • New England School of Law (73%, 16 Votes)
  • Emmanuel College (27%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 22

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Boston University vs. Simmons College

  • Boston University (83%, 20 Votes)
  • Simmons College (17%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 24

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Boston College vs. Suffolk University

  • Boston College (58%, 14 Votes)
  • Suffolk University (42%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 24

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Northeastern University vs. Emerson College

  • Northeastern University (71%, 12 Votes)
  • Emerson College (29%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 17

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Outside of Boston

Umass System vs. Brandeis University

  • Umass System (62%, 13 Votes)
  • Brandeis University (38%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 21

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology vs. Bentley University

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (53%, 9 Votes)
  • Bentley University (47%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 17

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Harvard University vs. Cambridge College

  • Harvard University (62%, 13 Votes)
  • Cambridge College (38%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 21

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Lesley University vs. Tufts University

  • Tufts University (85%, 17 Votes)
  • Lesley University (15%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 20

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