Today is a national holiday for this Kansas Jayhawks Basketball nut. Today is the first day the NCAA allows teams to hold official practices. It used to be Saturday. But Lefty Drisel back in the day at Maryland decided he wanted to get a jump on the rest of the ACC and so he would hold practices at 12:01 am on Saturdays. A few schools soon followed suit and Kansas jumped on board 25 years ago today. Thank you Larry Brown!
Of course, the NCAA can mess up anything. Just look at how they randomly choose to enforce rules and eligibility. It’s atrocious. Then someone said that having 16,300 people up late in Allen Field House was too late. Oh, please. So now it starts at 6:30 pm and ends at 9:30 pm. Oh, I long for the days of old when not everyone was so concerned with legislating the fun out of everything. I remember Late Night as a student in 1985. Sure my grades stunk. But darnit! I had a lot of fun! 🙂
Anyway, MY Kansas Jayhawks are supposed to be the favorites to win it all again this season. There is a long way to go and injuries or unexpected chemistry problems and the usual NCAA red-hot tournament team can show up in your path…but I’m hoping and praying (like God cares) for another NCAA championship. (To my Missouri fan clients, sorry, you know my bias!)