There is Neither Blue Devil Nor Wolverine: The Fab Five and the Eroding of College Basketball Identities | Dime Mag

In my latest for Dime, I venture beyond statistical analysis and comment on the Fab Five and the impact they had not only on the college basketball climate, but also the lens through which we view college basketball:

The Fab Five, cultural phenomenon that it was, de-centered team loyalties on a national level. Even if you weren’t a Michigan fan, but resonated with the Fab Five, then loyalties were suspended, or at least expanded to make room for the Fab Five. And when they disbanded, you probably didn’t stay a Michigan fan. Being a fan of the Fab Five was not the same thing as being a fan of University of Michigan basketball.

Read the whole thing here.

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