"Northwestern fans can be both heartened and disheartened by the loss to Minnesota just like how nineteenth-century resurrectionists were heartened when they pried a heart from a freshly-buried corpse and then disheartened it when they sold it to a disreputable anatomist."
"The experience he has from last year is starting to show," Jazz forward Gordon Hayward said. "He’s making shots, and he made some gutsy plays against Portland. He’s got a confidence about him that he can get the job done."
Conference play has come, and Big Ten teams can safely retreat to their thunderdomes to clobber each other in peace, insulated from the braying mockery of the national media. There is still upheaval. Michigan has fallen apart. Dave Brandon and Brady Hoke have been confined to the Touliers Palace.
"I really felt pride for my country, for Bangladesh, competing for them," said Caesar, a 2011 Big Ten champion on the parallel bars. "Having an entire country, basically, uniting for a sport as unpopular as gymnastics? I mean, the crowd was going nuts, and after I won the gold medal there, people were literally in tears. I couldn't get my head wrapped around that fact, understanding how proud they were — and how proud they were of me."