Published: March 12, 2012
Photo illustration by Tennessee Journalist via Flickr

March Madness, the four weeks when the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournament dominates American sports, is underway.  Whether played by college athletes, highly paid professionals or kids on the playground, basketball relies both on individual performance and teamwork.  Click the links below to see how the game has inspired these essayists.

  1. Teacher
  2. Pick-Up Ball Is Community
  3. You Don’t Win All The Time
  4. Practice Until Perfection Is Attained
  5. Advice from Michael Jordan