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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

March Madness

So, will Hofstra be the new George Mason when the official Division 1 NCAA basketball competition begins next week? Here in Fairfax County, Virginia, we were thrilled when our local college team beat basketball giants Michigan State, North Carolina, and Connecticut on their way to the NCAA Final Four last year. Will Florida's Gators reign again this year? What about Georgetown? Then there’s Georgia and Kansas. Who do you think will make the Sweet Sixteen?

The opening round of the 69th Annual Division I Men’s Basketball Championship begins on March 13 in Dayton, Ohio. For more in-depth background on college basketball’s annual championship, check out:

A Method to March Madness: An Insider’s Look at the Final Four by C.J. Jones.

Last Dance: Behind the Scenes at the Final Four by John Feinstein.

CBS Sports Presents: Stories From the Final Four edited by Matt Fulks.

The Men of March: A Season Inside the Lives of College Basketball Coaches by
Brian Curtis.

Good Enough to Be Great: The Inside Story of Maryland Basketball’s National Championship Season by Josh Barr.

In the meantime, let us know your picks for the Last Dance.

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