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Ah, To Be Able To Scream, Dance And Touch Athletes' Heads Again ...

This video, shot after Indiana's upset victory over Wisconsin last evening, is mostly grueling to watch, and definitely has that Blair Witch shaky-nausea feel to it. But, even though it is hated Indiana, we couldn't help but be charmed by the great college tradition of rushing the court after a big upset victory.

A couple of years ago, there seemed to be an epidemic — that word again; we're still shaken up by the herpes story, sorry — of fans running on the court after games that weren't even upset victories; they were running just to run. But this one seemed legitimately joyous, and is something to unique to college athletics. (Try this at Yankee Stadium, and a three snipers will pick you off from the roof.) Sadly, our time at Illinois was an athletic barren one, and we were never able to rush the field/court. Videos like this remind us how sad that makes us.

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Oh, and nauseous. The video does makes us that too.

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