Big Ten Fans These Days

Corey RubinoContributor IJanuary 18, 2010

EVANSTON, IL - JANUARY 02: Head coach Bill Carmody of the Northwestern Wildcats complains to a referee during a game against the Michigan State Spartans on January 2, 2010 at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Illinois. Michigan State defeated Northwestern 91-70.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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This past weekend fans at the University of Michigan, Indiana University, and Northwestern University all stormed the court after their respective schools won conference games. The biggest upset was that of Northwestern over a spiraling Purdue team.

We need to start realizing that the more this happens, the less it means. It used to be that fans would storm the court when an un-ranked team with a very little shot at making the NCAA tournament upset No. 1 or No. 2 North Carolina or Duke at home in double overtime. Now we are resorting to an un-ranked Minnesota team? C'mon let's get real here.

Michigan played a good game against a Uconn team that is right with the Wolverines in the category of the biggest dissapointment of the year. It was a close game that the home team pulled out in the end, but that does not justify "storming the court." I know Michigan fans have not had much to be proud of this year, but for a school known for tradition, you would think that their students would think otherwise.

Northwestern took one step closer to making its first ever NCAA tournament with a win over once unbeaten Purdue. Although Purdude was ranked fairly high, they had just dropped two straight games and were not looking all that great.

Fans need to start realizing that wins are wins, especially this time of the season. College basketball has the greatest atmosphere of any sport in America, and I believe the fans of every school take pride in that. The thing is, sometimes traditions need to stay traditions. Schools shouldn't be storming the court every year, let's get real.