Saturday, March 31, 2018
Because the country's greatest NCAA men's basketball program is not competing in the Final Four, and notwithstanding my beloved spouse's attachments to the great state of Kansas, I'm cheering for Loyola and Villanova tonight. (Catholic opposition to Michigan is, of course, overdetermined. Sorry, Prof. Moreland.) This NYT article -- despite a cringe-inducing, clunky line about "dogma-tinged" charisms -- is a good read about the many reasons why urban Catholic schools have excelled at basketball. And, of course, how about the Irish?