Student athletes perform the national anthem before the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament between Auburn and Virginia, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. Matt York AP
Before every sporting event, the national anthem is played. Depending on the level of the event, it’s sung live.
Major events like the Super Bowl get star musicians to belt out the “Star-Spangled Banner.”
Gladys Knight’s impeccable pipes delivered the national anthem at this year’s Super Bowl in Atlanta.
But unlike other major sporting events, the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four practices a tradition of having a selected student from each of the participating schools performing the anthem as a quartet.