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Column: Parity, unpredictability create a wide-open field in NCAA Tournament

After four months of ups and downs, buzzer beaters and heartbreaking defeats, we are finally here. March Madness has finally arrived. But before you toss yet another tear-soaked bracket into the trash following Thursdays opening round of games (yes I still call them opening round games because that’s what they are; Tuesday’s play-in games do not constitute a “first round”), take a step back and look at just how wide open this year’s tournament is.


Men’s Team of the Year: \r \r Basketball

The Wisconsin men's basketball team did not enter its season with particularly high expectations, but under the direction of head coach Bo Ryan, the team proved it was a major threat to teams across the nation. Despite a slow start and the possibility of missing the NCAA Tournament, men's basketball finished strong with solid victories to qualify for postseason play. And men's basketball highlighted its season in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, beating No. 5 seeded Florida State, a team which was only a week removed from winning against eventual National Champion North Carolina. 

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Bringing something sweet to State Street

Whether your candy preferences tend toward the sumptuous cocoa swirls of the movie \Chocolat"" or the bizarrely endearing Gobstoppers of ""Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,"" you'll find it hard ' ¦'

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