The sight of an empty March Madness still looms over the American sports landscape (for now -- Wednesday night's NBA cancellations may have once again thrown the whole thing off its axis).
But that sight might be a bit more palatable in an historic locale rather than a starkly empty 100,000- seat stadium in Atlanta.
The Indiana gym featured in the movie "Hoosiers" -- Knightstown's aptly named Hoosier Gym -- has been offered to help bring the game back to its roots and host a scaled-down version of the Final Four. Regardless of how realistic the move is, we could not be happier to hear this plan emerge.
Bonus points: the sightlines in a Final Four would make sense for the first time in...decades? No more 53-49 brickfests because world-class shooters are heaving the ball with miles of empty space behind the glass ruining their routine. That'd be something.
With the NCAA exploring smaller venues but still intending to keep the event in Georgia, they're looking into Georgia Tech's campus. However, thanks to the suggestion of a "Dan Patrick Show" producer, the Hoosier Gym is officially up for the challenge.
Logistically, this would be insane.
Culturally, it might be the biggest win the NCAA has ever notched.