We know the college basketball is officially underway because ... everyone's Duke bile is building! We've missed it; it's nice having villains, even if they haven't actually done that much lately that was particularly villainous.
But tonight, Duke's the bad bad guys: They're playing our Illini. At last, Michael Jordan can get all fired up about an opponent. The last time Illinois played Duke, the Blue Devils eliminated the Illini in the 2004 Sweet 16. (That's the year before the Final Four year.) We won't call this revenge, though; we're probably the only people who remember that game.
Anyway, they're in Maui, at 9 p.m. ET. We'll drop in with an after-game post, hopefully not crying.