“One Shining Moment,” a treasured NCAA Tournament tradition, is 30 years old.
On Thursday, the March Madness TV account tweeted the original “One Shining Moment” clip to celebrate three decades of the video capturing the Big Dance’s passion. It’s a pretty cool walk into the past. That year, Indiana beat Syracuse at the Superdome to claim the national championship.
30 years ago today, "One Shining Moment" made its debut on CBS. Here's the original version that started an incredible Tournament tradition. pic.twitter.com/NTUgfVZarW
— March Madness TV (@MarchMadnessTV) March 30, 2017
It’s fun to see that some traditions don’t change.
“One Shining Moment” is recognizable to each college basketball fan, and one of the best things about the end of the tournament is seeing how the weeks of madness are honored in the video. There’s creativity shown each spring as the madness ends.
It’s hard to believe the tradition has been around for 30 years. It’s difficult to see it going away anytime soon, given that “One Shining Moment” has become a time-honored way to place a period on the NCAA Tournament.
Just a guess, but South Carolina figures to be featured prominently in the upcoming version.
Here’s to many more years of “One Shining Moment.”