Late Friday night I saw what I've been waiting for 20 years to see - a Patriot League basketball team advancing to the second round! Finally! Of course I wish it was Lehigh, but I'm very happy to see the Bison have the privilege of playing Wisconsin in the next round!
If you log onto the Sportsline homepage, you can get the main highights of the game (for the time being anyway). Not only will you see highlights of the best Patriot League basketball win ever, you'll also get to hear a borrowed band playing..... Lehigh's fight song! According to the AP story, many of the members of Bucknell's band were unavailable to come to the game, so Northern Iowa's band filled in. Obviously as some sort of practical joke, an alert member of the Marching 97 must have faxed the band the familiar bars of Lehigh's "Touchdown Song". Great job!
That's not the only Patriot League basketball team to be making some noise. Holy Cross has already upset heavily-favored Notre Dame in South Bend in the NIT, and will be playing the St. Joe's/Buffalo winner sometime next week!
Must-see TV: Bucknell vs. Wisconsin, 4:40PM, this Sunday, on CBS. And later next week, Holy Cross, most likely on ESPN2. Way to go Patriot League!