03/21/2013 10:43 am ET

5 (Fun) Things You Should Know About March Madness Right Now

Get your brackets ready. This week marks the start of March Madness, the NCAA championship basketball tournaments. (Yes, that’s tournaments plural.) While there may be lots to interrogate about about the institution of college basketball—poor graduation rates, unpaid players, anyone?—you can’t say that this month-long celebration of men’s and women’s hoops isn’t inspiring to watch. From the Cinderella teams that come out of nowhere, to the future NBA and WNBA stars shining on collegiate courts, there’s a lot to be excited about. On the way to the Final Four, here are five things for you to consider:


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