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Northwestern vs. Indiana: THE AARON LIBERMAN GAME hopefully

Northwestern's top center is injured. Their backup center is suspended. THEIR THIRD STRING CENTER WEARS A YARMULKE. And tonight is his night.

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Northwestern plays Indiana in basketball, which is cool. It sure would be neat if Northwestern beat Indiana twice in the same year. I don't think that happens often.

THAT SAID: Winning tonight is not the important thing.

Here's the scenario:

1. Nikola Cerina is out, suspended, having gotten into a little scuffle with LaQuinton Ross of Ohio State.

2. Alex Olah's ankles are injured. Both of them. He's questionable, per Teddy Greenstein.

3. Tonight's game is at 7:15 p.m., well after sundown, meaning it is no longer the Sabbath.

That means Chris Collins has two choices.

1. Go small.


Tonight is the night for yarmulke, and I could not be more excited. Our Jewish hero might play more than ten minutes of a game Northwestern ostensibly is trying to win. And that's pretty much the greatest thing ever to happen.

I will watch, if only for my Jewishness. Go Cats. Go Jews. Go Jewcats.