Published: Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 10:46am
Published: Monday, March 24, 2008 - 6:09pm
For four months, I really didn’t care about college basketball.
My team (everyone’s team) — Illinois — was having an unusually dreadful season. My interest waned as the Illini floundered at the bottom of the Big Ten standings, losing to Tennessee State, Ohio State, and Penn State (all in a row). Illinois’ other team and the NFL’s most hated team diverted my attention from college basketball entirely.