Dreams come true for some at the Olympics. We see their joy often -- at the finish line and on the podium. But for others, like Lolo Jones and Sanya Richards, the dreams shatter in a matter of seconds.
The wins come and go, but the losses linger. And linger. We seem progressively more wired to wallow in the misery of loss. That's just how it works -- for fans and the participants.
The thrill of March victory isn't the only thing that makes college basketball special -- so does the agony of March defeat. On Sunday, Illinois State knew agony.