Ron Coffman propped a foot up on the bleacher row below him as he took in the commotion on the floor of the University of Maryland’s Xfinity Center Sept. 5. He seemed at one with his seat, where he had waited for the last seven hours, but his darting eyes showed he was anxious to hear his number called.
“It’s like M.A.S.H. down there,” he said, looking at the gym. “Just not outside.”