Huge NCAA fan here and it is always fun to go back and rewatch old championships.
I had watched some here and there but not in full broadcast until the 1997 NCAA championships, which were the first I recall vividly. They were held in Florida. Heavily favored Georgia had 3 or 4 falls n the opening rotation on BB which took them out. It was a battle between Michigan and Arizona State for most of it until UCLA came from behind to take the win once Michigan faltered on BB and FX.
That was the first year that Pac 10 went 1-2 with UCLA and ASU. It was also the first appearance of Nebraska in the Super Six.