In Indiana, these are the times that try fans’ souls

“Now is the winter of our discontent.”

— William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s line was not written for college basketball fans in Indiana, but it should have been.

Not since I went stag to the prom have I have felt more on the outside looking in.

As the rest of the civilized world celebrates the start of March Madness tonight, Hoosiers will view without the usual passion and fervor. In a tournament where the state commonly sends four or five teams, none from Indiana are going. It is only the second time since 1973 it has happened.

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