WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!
- Craig Caswell completes his 21-year quest to watch all 357 Division I men’s college basketball teams play in person.
- Caswell attended 442 games in 131 venues, traveling to 36 states, and seeing some of the most iconic college basketball arenas.
- His wife Jaclyn Meyer has been his frequent travel companion, and they plan to continue attending basketball games together and visiting new venues.
Craig Caswell is a 32-year-old college basketball fan who just achieved an incredible goal: watching all 357 Division I men’s basketball teams play in person. Over the course of 21 years, he attended 442 games in 131 venues across 36 states, sometimes traveling long distances to see teams play.
His wife, Jaclyn Meyer, has been his frequent travel companion, and they have developed a routine for visiting new schools together. They enjoy walking around campus, trying new foods, and checking out the arena’s architecture and amenities.
Caswell’s quest started during his junior year of college when he realized he loved traveling and college basketball and wondered how feasible it would be to see every team in Division I. He meticulously tracked his progress on a spreadsheet and planned his trips deliberately, sometimes visiting multiple schools in one trip. Along the way, he has seen some of the most iconic college basketball arenas, including Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium and Kentucky’s Rupp Arena, where he sat courtside for a game against Georgia.
Now that Caswell has achieved his goal, he plans to focus on visiting new venues, including UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion and Kansas’s Allen Fieldhouse, and adding new schools to his spreadsheet.
As he told The Washington Post, “I’ll still go to more basketball games this season and beyond, only now with a fresh air of confidence with this achievement under my belt.”
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