Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/9/11

Both this year, and next the Final Four will be in the Durty South.

The NCAA and the Atlanta Local Organizing Committee unveiled the logo for the 2013 Final Four today. It will be the 75th anniversary of the Final Four, and the fourth time that the climax of March Madness will be held in Atlanta.

Georgia Tech will be the host institution and the Georgia Dome the venue, with two national semifinal games on April 6th, 2013 and the national championship April 8th. Atlanta previously hosted the Final Four in 1977, when Marquette won the national championship inside The Omni, and at the Georgia Dome in 2002 and 2007, when the Maryland Terrapins and Florida Gators won national titles.

The Georgia Dome is also the site for the 2012 South Regional, next March 23 and 25 and it’s the 20th time Atlanta has hosted the Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports Bank.net, a Google News site generating millions of unique visitors. He’s also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, Walter Football, Yardbarker, and Fox Sports.

A Fulbright scholar and MBA, Banks has appeared on live radio all over the world; he’s also a member of the FWAA, USBWA and SPJ. The President of the United States follows him on Twitter (@Paul_M_BanksTSB) You should too.

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