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To storm, or not to storm: that is the question.
With Championship Week fully underway, students from colleges and universities all over the country will have the ch
Since this is March, naturally upsets will happen in college basketball. That means it is time to unveil the Rules and Protocol of Storming the Court. All you students need to read and follow these guidelines because the next time you reach a fan's state of pure inebriation, you cant act accordingly to the situation.
The Blue Blood RuleThe basic rule of thumb here would be to count your schools national championships. If that number is
Also included in this rule are: Indiana (five), North Carolina (four), and Duke (three).
The Upper Echelon Rule
If your team has won more than one national championship, you must follow certain rules. Almost no situation calls for storming the court unless you upset one of the above-mentioned blue bloods, and it must be on a last second hook shot from three-quarters court by the opposing center. Can you see Kansas (two national championships) fans aimlessly storming the court at Phog Allen just because they beat Iowa State on a regular Tuesday in January? No. Other multiple championship winning schools should follow suit. This includes, but is not limited to: Louisville, Florida, Michigan State, North Carolina State, and Connecticut.
Exception: If your National Championships came before Vietnam, your fans can storm the court as they seen fit. This affects San Francisco, Cincinnati, and Oklahoma State.
The Middle of the Road RuleIf your school suffers from Florida State-ism (never winning your conference title and always being squarely
The Mid-Major/Low-Major Rule
For some unexplained reason, a BCS-conference team agrees to come to your home gym to play your mid-major or low-major school. If your mid-major or low-major school pulls the upset, storm the court. However, if that BCS-conference team is an annual bottom feeder of their conference such as Oregon State, Colorado, Northwestern, and South Florida, it not worth the effort it takes to storm the court.
Exception for the rule: Schools such as Memphis, Gonzaga, and Xavier that play in non-BCS conferences. If you beat one of them on your home court, go ahead and storm away.
The Just Starting Out Rule
If you are relatively new to D-I basketball (Longwood) and you shock Maryland, go insane. Even if the game was in the Comcast Center. Go back to your campus, locate the home gym, break in, and storm the court.
The Winless Rule
This rule currently applies to NJIT. They went 0-29 this season. If your school hasn't won a game all season, you are free to rush the court after 1 of the following: a three-point play, an 8-0 run, and/or a defensive stop.
(A) Suppose you are sitting in your student section and not necessarily watching the game because you happen to have been staring at the opposing cheerleaders on the opposite side of the court all night long. You know the shortest distance to them is a straight line. Permission to storm!
(B) You have been tailgating for hours before the game. You snuck in vodka, passing it off as water in a Poland Spring bottle.