College Apparel: 2021 NCAA March Madness Fan Gear

Good news, sports fans: it’s game on for March Madness 2021. The tournament tips-off on Thursday, March 18 when the first eight teams take the courts.

For team safety, this year’s NCAA basketball season tournament will look different with each of the 67 games being played in Indiana as opposed to in arenas across the country. To celebrate the welcome kind of madness that is March Madness, we asked the sports lovers in our lives and the pros at Fanatics, THE leaders in licensed college gear, for their top picks on gear and team merchandise for teens and their families. 

Here is our starting lineup along with links to make your shopping experience an all-around WIN. Check out the special promotions for NCAA March Madness Apparel on the Fanatics site. There are also exclusive offers in their collectibles section with memorabilia from some of the greatest players of all time.

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2021 NCAA March Madness Apparel

Good luck to the Virginia Cavaliers in defending their 2019 title!

Fanatics is our go-to place for all things NCAA, and the selection of fan gear, hats, t-shirts, jerseys, hoodies, and more is extensive. There is an amazing array of great college apparel to choose from and you can’t go wrong with a 2021 March Madness bench tee.


With over 500+ colleges to choose from, a classic hoodie is always a popular choice.

Duke hoodie


For teens looking to score big on style, these long-sleeve tees are the way to go. They would look cute for a Zoom class at home or on campus.


Whether your guy is 12 or 25, the way to his basketball-loving heart, besides food, is SNEAKERS. Having a pair (or two, or three) that he loves goes a long way. These days, there are endless styles and teams to choose from. The Adidas Supernova is a new product release and available for a select number of schools.

Also, for girls, young women, and yes, even moms(!), you can’t go wrong with a pair of adorable low-top sneaks with lots of NCAA team designs to choose from. 



Cheer on your team and teen by showing your pride with college hats, tees and sweatshirts that let the world know you’re a #1 MOM or  #1 DAD.


A team hat is an easy accessory to show your spirit (and hide a bad hair day). We can’t wait for gameday!


Sportscaster Erin Andrews has a whole line of gear for women from over a dozen top NCAA schools. Check out the new arrivals in her line of athleisure wear.


Let your team spirit fly with a game-day flag that will let the neighborhood know who you’re rooting for. This way the whole family can support their favorite school .


Get your morning caffeine game on with one of these personalized team coffee mugs. 


Team glasses and mugs are a great way to root on your team with a hearty toast and “CHEERS!” There are hundreds of styles to choose from, including the option to personalize.


Keep your inner cheerleader energized by staying hydrated with a team water bottle. Let’s go Bulldogs! 

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About Melissa Milsten

Melissa Milsten lives in Westchester, New York with her husband, their four teenagers and Ruby the dog (who is sometimes the best behaved member of the family). Her background is in publishing and marketing. When she isn’t working or parenting, you might spot her on a yoga mat or lacing up a pair of sneakers. You can read more about her here

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