There is still madness in the NCAAs, it's just a bit quieter
March 21, 2021
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) β No bands. No cheer squads. No packed buildings filled with neutral fans suddenly throwing their support behind a plucky double-digit underdog hoping to pull off an upset.
The games during the first week of the NCAA Tournament have still brought madness β see: Oral Roberts, North Texas, Ohio and Abilene Christian β but itβs a much different version than the past.
Yet despite the restrictions, despite the lack of fans with venue capacity capped at 22 % and despite teams being walled off from friends and family β the joy is still there. The fabric of March will...