Saturday, March 11, 2006

This was a first

I've had to protect my laptop from cold, heat and thieves. Never have I had to protect it from feet.

Following Xavier's dramatic one-point win over St. Joseph's to earn the A-10 title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament, the XU students rushed the court. One youngster in particular chose to use my table space as his personal launching pad. No damage done.

Two great scenes following Xavier's victory:

1) The team hoisting injured senior center Brian Thornton to the basket so he could have the honor of cutting the last strand from the net.

2) The entire Xavier team and coaching staff showing up at Game Day sports bar, located one block from the arena, where they shook hands and high-fived fans and well-wishers.

This is what makes college basketball such a special sport.

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