This, March 20, 2011, is CAA Sunday. We're not talking about the Creative Artists Agency or the Canadian Auto Association, it's all about the Colonial Mother____ing Athetic Association
. Three bids are fantastic and all, but the NCAA Tournament is about backing those bids up with NCAA Tournament victories. This league, this season, will be remembered for how far its teams get. And there is this chance now that for the first time in history, there will be two teams from the former ECAC South in the second weekend, taking up one-eighth of the bracket's remaining real estate. A CAA Sixteen.
But it's going to be difficult. Purdue and Ohio State are teams from the Big Ten, and have big athletic endowments. Things like that haven't mattered in the past, though. In a one-and-done, single-elimination, sudden death situation, teams with superior heart and guts and pluck can overcome anything. Here, in black and white numbers, is exactly what George Mason and VCU are up against.
 George Mason vs.  Ohio State
- 5:15 pm
East Region - Cleveland, OHAthletic: GMU: $15,570,115 OHST: $104,934,208 ($-89m diff/14.4% of OHST's)
Men's Basketball: GMU: $2,126,409 OHST: $4,554,908 ($-2m diff/50% of OHST's)
 Virginia Commonwealth vs.  Purdue
- 7:10 pm
Southwest Region - Chicago, ILAthletic: VCU: $15,622,370 PUR: $58,220,328 ($-43m diff/25.9% of PUR's)
Men's Basketball: VCU: $2,324,111 PUR: $5,171,495 ($-3m diff/40% of PUR's)