March 2018 Sporting Events Calendar

Graeme
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Posted: January 31, 2018


While there are many great events in March in the sporting world, this month is synonymous with one thing: March Madness. The annual college basketball tournament is one of the most exciting events in all of sports as 68 teams vie for a chance to win the National Championship. Get your pools ready and your sick days lined up as the biggest tournament in basketball starts up this month.

We’ll also see the start of the MLB season and some big boxing and MMA cards this month. There is plenty to keep you interested this month.

A complete look at the March 2018 calendar is below.

Baseball:

Baseball is back! The earliest Opening Day in MLB history takes place this year as the season kicks off on Thursday, March 29th. The games taking place on that first Thursday will be:

Astros at Rangers
Angels at Athletics
Indians at Mariners
White Sox at Royals
Red Sox at Rays
Yankees at Blue Jays
Pirates at Tigers
Twins at Orioles
Rockies at Diamondbacks
Giants at Dodgers
Brewers at Padres
Cubs at Marlins
Nationals at Reds
Cardinals at Mets
Phillies at Braves

Basketball:

While the NBA is in full swing, March means one thing in the basketball world: March Madness!

Selection Sunday is March 11th and the First Four play on March 13th and 14th. The full first round will take place on March 15th and 16th, with the second round taking place on the 17th and 18th. Also known as the greatest day in sports. When you can watch basketball from the morning deep into the night for four days straight.

Boxing:

Quite a few notable fights this month:

March 3rd: Igor Mikhalkin vs. Sergey Kovalev
March 3rd: Deonttay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz
March 9th: Viktor Postol vs. Regis Prograis
March 10th: Mikey Garcia vs. Sergey Lipinets
March 17th: Amir Imam vs. Jose Carlos Ramirez
March 24th: Alejandro Santiago vs. Jose Martinez
March 31st: Joseph Parker vs. Anthony Joshua

Golf:

Golf is in full swing as spring nears so let’s take a look at all the events for the month.

PGA:
March 1st-4th: PGA Puerto Rico Open
March 1st-4th: World Golf Championships – Mexico Championships
March 8th-11th: Valspar Championship
March 15th-18th: Arnold Palmer Invitational
March 21st-25th: World Golf Championships
March 22nd-25th: Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship
March 29th-April 1st: Houston Open

LPGA:
March 1st-4th: HSBC Women’s World Championship
March 15th-18th: Bank of Hope Founders Cup
March 22nd-25th: Kia Classic
March 29th-April 1st: ANA Inspiration

PGA Champions Tour
March 2nd-4th: Cologuard Classic
March 9th-11th: Toshiba Classic
March 23rd-25th: Rapiscan Systems Classic

European Tour:
March 1st-4th: Tshwane Open
March 8th-11th: Hero Indian Open
March 15th-18th: Philippines Golf Championships
March 21st-25th: WGC – Dell Technologies Match Play

Hockey:

A big event going down this month is the NHL Stadium Series which sees the Toronto Maple Leafs playing the Washington Capitals at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Horse Racing:

The Dubai Cup takes place on March 31st with a purse of ten million US dollars.

Mixed Martial Arts:

March 2nd: Bellator 195: Caldwell vs. Higo
March 3rd: UFC 222: Holloway vs. Edgar
March 17th: UFC Fight Night: London

Motor Sports:

Racing is also starting to ramp up in March as the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup has four races this month.

March 5th: NASCAR Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500
March 11th: IndyCar Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
March 12th: NASCAR Kobalt 400
March 19th: NASCAR Camping World 500
March 25th: Formula One 2018 Australian Grand Prix
March 26th: NASCAR Auto Club 400

Rugby:

March 2nd-4th: 2018 USA Sevens
March 10th-11th: 2018 Canada Seven

Snooker:

March 19th-25th: 2018 Players Championship

Soccer:

UEFA Champions round of 16, leg 2 or 2 continues during March.

Tennis:

A couple of WTA events this month.

March 5th-18th: 2018 BNP Paribas Open
March 19th-26th: 2018 Miami Open

Wrestling:

The final WWE event before Wrestlemania takes place on March 11th as the WWE presents Fastlane, a Smackdown branded event.

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