FX has picked up March to Madness, a drama project from exec producer Don Cheadle that chronicles the glory and the seedy side of college basketball, according to Variety.

Joel Silverman is writing the script, while Pete Segal (The Longest Yard) is set to direct. Also attached to the project alongside Silverman, Segal and Cheadle are former college basketball coach Dave Miller and Segal's producing partner, Michael Ewing.

March to Madness will revolve around a corrupt college basketball program that cheats its way to the "March Madness" NCAA basketball tournament. The project will be told through the eyes of the college coach, whose idealistic approach to the job has slowly been eroded by the compromises he's forced to make.

The creatives behind the hourlong drama are intimately familiar with the subject. Silverman spent several years as a sports journalist, covering beats including ACC basketball for outlets such as the Washington Post. Miller's career includes serving as an assistant basketball coach at USC, Arizona State and Texas.

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