My team, Northwestern, made it into the NCAA tournament for the first time ever. And, they won their first game by two points. The other team made a mistake in the final seconds while the Wildcats kept their poise. The stands were a sea of purple, dotted with the many famous alums from TV and radio. Now they face one of the powerhouse teams. We have until Saturday. And then . . .?
At a moment like this it's easy to understand why the dark side of the NCAA is so hard to address. Who wants to think about the moveable money and the exploitation when it just feels so good to win.