"Ooh, Dante's not on it."
"Keenan made it, and Ramzee."
"Kris ain't on it!"
"Kris not on there?"
Cup emerges from the crowd overjoyed. He is embraced by one of his friends.
Nin, the little sophomore with long dagger sideburns and big varsity dreams, approaches alone. "You on it," a friend tells him. "You on the list."
"Don't play with me, man," Nin says. The crowd parts for him as he approaches the wall. He makes two fists and leans up close. "Oh, my god!" he shouts.
Ty, one of the returning members of last season's varsity, saunters down the hallway wearing a white stocking cap that sticks up five inches from his head. "I ain't got to look," he says. "I know I'm on it."
Mark, the Great White Hope, arrives with a friend. He stands before the list silently for a moment. No more worries about transferring to Bishop Shanahan. He turns away from the list with a broad smile. As he walks off his friend asks, "That isn't the varsity list?"