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Encyclopedia: The Sweetest 16

Originally Published: March 14, 2010
By Pat Forde | ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia

Here in the Western world, the Brothers Grimm are widely credited with popularizing the Cinderella story. In 1812, they published the macabre German folklore version in which a toe is amputated, a heel is mutilated and eyeballs are plucked out by avenging birds. Soothing bedtime material for the kids.

In the nearly two centuries since, only Walt Disney has done more than college basketball to keep Cinderella in the American mainstream. For some reason, the slipper fits March Madness ...

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