For just a few teams, four to be exact, the season has not yet ended. But for me, the squeak of shoes on the court at Koch Arena has faded, the home/away schedule has been taken off the refrigerator, and the courtship of Coach Marshall by bigger, richer programs has begun. Shocker hoops season is … Continue reading Like the Day after Christmas: The End of Basketball Season
When the season ends, it always hurts. From November until April, we immerse ourselves in college hoops, specifically Shocker basketball, and when the season ends, well, it's painful. The oomph to the solar plexus, the slight confusion, the reality check of everyday life. During basketball season, we live game day to game day, with each moment … Continue reading More Than a Season
We arrived at the airport around 5:40 am (our cab driver got lost in our neighborhood and was late picking us up) and were greeted by very awake, very enthusiastic AirTran/Southwest employees and a line of black and gold. The lines moved quickly and even if they hadn't, the overall mood was something I've never … Continue reading Our Bags are Packed: Word of the Day
It's been a while since my last post, but those who know me and my family know that March is a month-long religious holiday of madness. Thus, the hiatus. Plus, I'm highly superstitious. Once my Shockers went on a tear through the NCAA tournament, I knew I could not post one thing about the team. Not … Continue reading Our Bags Are Packed: The Road to the Final Four with my Dad.
March always gets the best of me. No matter how I try not to succumb to hours and days and weeks of college basketball, I usually fail. From St. Patrick's Day until the first full week of April, I get lost in the brackets, checking CBS Sportsline, flipping channels, and my mental calendar becomes a blur of … Continue reading It’s April? Time to play catch-up.
I'm extremely superstitious. Since March 16, I've worn the same outfit for every Shocker NIT game, right down to my socks and shoes. And I swore I would not post one word about the tournament. Not one. After the awful loss in the MVC, I decided not writing about the tournament run would be best. Save … Continue reading Making school history: 29-win season and NIT championship