Mrs. Linklater steps out on a limb here and picks Illinois, Washington, UNC and Duke. Or if you don't like that bunch, how about Syracuse, Wake Forest, UConn, and Oklahoma State. Last year the precocious pickmeister selected three of the final four. Problem was her fourth pick, Stanford, which she said would win it all, got tossed early.
Dark horses include Georgia Tech Michigan State, Florida, Boston College. One prognosticator has picked Southern Illinois.
For fun, check out the amusing and little known facts about the NCAA Tourney at a female AOL sports blogger's site:
http://journals.aol.com/monponsett/HighAboveCourtside/entries/1199 [CUT AND PASTE]
HERE'S A SAMPLE --
Farleigh-Dickinson turned down a seven figure offer to rename themselves "Harley Davidson."