This March, Patch will be part of the Madness.
Editor Brent Champaco - whose love of basketball stretches farther than the Interstate 5 corridor - will be at the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament from Wednesday through Saturday in Los Angeles.
Champaco will be blogging live from the Staples Center and catching up with local players and personalities from Patch towns, including Bellevue kids Washington State University's Dave Wink (Sammamish High School and Sheridan College) and Stanford's Aaron Bright (Bellevue High School).
The action begins at noon, Wednesday when No. 8 Washington State tips off against No. 9 Oregon State.
Follow our live blog here. Champaco welcomes questions and comments, although he is reserving the right to fire back at purple-and-gold hecklers. (Just kidding, UW fans)