The live camera feed of Northwestern’s reaction was just incredible. pic.twitter.com/JQBm2Q3x8R
— March Madness TV (@MarchMadnessTV) March 12, 2017
One of the more remarkable streaks of futility in all of sports came to an end on Sunday when Northwestern, after 77 years of having never made the NCAA Tournament, qualified for this year’s Field of 68.
CBS, which televised the Tournament Selection Show, naturally left the Northwestern reveal for the end. And when the Wildcats, the crowd gathered inside the on-campus Welsh-Ryan arena just about lost their minds — as you can see in the video above.
And those were not the only Northwestern supporters who were in a frenzy over the historic news. Famous alum Julia Louis-Dreyfus — whose son Charlie Hall is actually on the Northwestern team — celebrated her son going to the Big Dance by breaking out a dance of her own.
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) March 12, 2017
Four Division I teams still haven’t qualified: The Citadel, Army, St. Francis (NY), and William & Mary. But Northwestern’s streak was by far the most remarkable, given the fact that they’re in a power conference where, often times, half or more of the teams qualify.
Fantastic stuff. Watch above, via the NCAA.
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