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 it’s 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...

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