I always think of my father at this time of year. He LOVED March Madness basketball!! This year, he would be especially excited that teams from two of our own Richmond universities--Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond--have advanced to the "Sweet Sixteen." As our newspaper has noted over the past several days, the NCAA basketball tournament has shifted the national spotlight to our underdog city. Richmond is the "Cinderella Story" of the playoffs this year. Friday will be the big day to see if our hometown teams will continue to advance. First, Richmond plays Kansas, and VCU will later play Florida State--both in San Antonio. It is safe to say that most Richmond households will be tuning in to cheer our hometown teams to victory. Maury Place at Monument is located exactly halfway between the two schools! Go Spiders!! Go Rams!!