Northwestern will play in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history, and alum and late-night host Stephen Colbert is here to fire up Wildcats fandom.
The “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” host opened a monologue by saying “Hello, Sports” and diving into a series of jokes fusing Northwestern hoops and politics in a way only Colbert can pull off.
How about: “When I was a Northwestern theater student, my improv group had a better shot at making the tournament than the basketball team.”
And then: “But the drought ends now, I can feel it. This is the year of the underdogs, whether it be the Cubs, Moonlight or reality TV billionaires.”
Colbert rounded out the segment by dissing the remaining four schools who have yet to appear in the big dance (William & Mary, St. Francis-Brooklyn, The Citadel and Army) and creating his own school motto.
You can check out the full video below:
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