When it comes to basketball, March Madness is elsewhere. At Northern Illinois, it's generally March Sadness, and that has been the case for the better part of twenty years.
A few little kids still turn out for the women's games. The more successful the team, the more little kids you'll see.
Yesterday, at least, there was reason to believe.
Not as easy as it looks, rallying from ten down midway in the first half to down four at intermission, only to snag a lead coming out of the break and stretching that to as many as twelve.
It has to be more fun signing autographs for the youngsters after a win.