In America, it's win or go home
Why fans are the biggest losers in America's sports culture
This story appears in the April 4, 2011 issue of ESPN The Magazine.
THIRTY YEARS AGO, a slice of our sports culture died. The NCAA Tournament held its final consolation game, a contest that had been part of the Final Four for since its creation. Nobody cried, especially not Terry Holland, who coached Virginia to the last third-place finish in D1 hoops history, beating LSU 78-74. "I was opposed to end-of-the-year consolation games," says Holland, now the athletic director ...
Read full story
ESPN The Magazine: April 4, 2011
Check out ESPN The Magazine's April 4, 2011 issue below.