Men’s basketball teams are bouncing hard into tournament mode; both their respective conferences and the BIG DANCE, and millions of women are asking themselves, “Who will be this season’s Cinderella?” Yes, this modern day fairytale wears a much larger “slipper,” and the “ball” is vastly different, yet the beauty of overcoming incredible odds still inspires us all. With Selection Sunday set for March 12, possible Cinderellas may include the Fort Wayne Mastodons, Akron Zips or Illinois State Redbirds. Thirty-two teams earn automatic bids for winning their conference championships, leaving 36 teams watching earnestly on March 12 for their place at The Dance. Will a Mid-Major team emerge, or will a Power Conference leader win it all? An estimated $9.2 billion will be wagered through sports books, office pools, bookies and offshore sites on who will be crowned NCAA Champion. Yes, Cinderella is alive and well with women (and men), so dream big and never give up!