There are three strict rules of fan protocol in college basketball:
1. Maintain absolute conviction that the refs are conspiring against your team.
2. Never let an opposing player forget it when he shoots an air ball.
3. Never rush the court when your team has the higher ranking.
Forgive the exuberant kids at Boston College, who violated Rule No. 3 Saturday night in crazed Conte Forum. Their No. 6 Eagles beat No. 9 Syracuse 65-60 and controlled the game throughout, trailing for a grand total of 2 minutes and 35 seconds. Yet when it was over, the students surged onto the court as if this were Virginia Tech beating Duke…
never violate the rules.. this is somehow reminiscent of the crew rules.