As Northwestern fans we are no stranger to the old-school taunts of opposing Big Ten fans urging Northwestern to secede from the Big Ten union and join the Ivy League. Regardless of on field/court success Northwestern will likely never shake the "smart kids" label. I argue it isn't a bad thing. However, with Cornell getting the Hickory Hoosier treatment for tonight's classic David-Goliath meeting against "all that's wrong with college hoops" Kentucky, it is time to really lobby to bury excuses in Evanston.I could do an entire post about the inherent elitist perception of schools like Northwestern and how it makes them - at face value - difficult to embrace. Think back to your high school days and remember what you thought of that "really smart kid". Now, add the fact that he/she gets to...

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