The first day of March means that one of the most exciting times in sports has arrived. March Madness is officially underway with conference tournament tipping off across college basketball. There is one particular unusual change to the conference tournament venues as the Big Ten Tournament has moved to Madison Square Garden. After Rutgers, the next closest Big Ten School to the World's Famous Arena is close to two hundred miles away. Does it make sense to have the Big Ten Tournament in New York City? Personally, I enjoyed the days of the Northeast competitng in the old Big East Tournament at MSG. Don't forget you can hear the Big Ten Tournament championship live on 1045 The Team this Sunday at 4pm. Below is the entire tournament schedule.

SECOND ROUND

Thursday, March 1

No. 8 Maryland vs. No. 9 Wisconsin, 12 p.m.

No. 5 Michigan vs. No. 12 Iowa, 2:25 p.m.

No. 7 Penn State vs. No. 10 Northwestern, 6:30 p.m.

No. 6 Indiana vs. No. 14 Rutgers, 8:55 p.m.

THIRD ROUND

Friday, March 2

No. 1 Michigan State vs. No. 8-9 winner, 12 p.m.

No. 4 Nebraska vs. No. 5-12-13 winner, 2:25 p.m.

No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 7-10 winner, 6:30 p.m.

No. 3 Purdue vs. No. 6-11-14 winner, 8:55 p.m.

SEMIFINALS

Saturday, March 3

Semifinal No. 1, 2 p.m.

Semifinal No. 2, 4:30 p.m.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Sunday, March 4

Semifinal winners, 4:30 p.m