NIU returns to court Tuesday in first game since shooting tragedy
CHICAGO -- Michael Patton heard the news and immediately grabbed his phone.
A gunman had just opened fire in a crowded lecture hall at Northern Illinois, and he wanted know where his brother was, so he tried to call.
He tried again. And again.
Michael Patton was safe at basketball practice, but his brother was somewhere on campus.
Ricardo Patton was worried, too. On the way home from a recruiting trip, the Huskies' basketball coach knew one son was fine but ...
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