Looking to the Spring
Jason Miller and Noruwa Agho are stars (CREDIT: Columbia Athletics)
Congratulations are again in order for the men's basketball team after another home weekend sweep, this time against Dartmouth and Harvard. How good would this team be if it were even remotely healthy? I just had to ask.
Once again, the fan support was tremendous in Levien Gymnasium. We need to find a way to bottle and multiply that student section enthusiasm and borrow it for Wien Stadium this fall and forever after. Any thoughts on how to do that?
Predictably, the football recruiting news is drying up big time as we head into late February. That means the real focal point for Lions fans should be the Spring Game this April 18th (61 days away!). Spring practice begins considerably earlier than that and so that's another reason to smile.
Officially, the actual countdown to the 2009 season kickoff is still 215 days. So, I recommend against doing the whole "not shaving or eating thing" until then.
I don't see any personal conflicts barring me from getting to the Spring Game this year, so I hope to provide as much first-hand coverage as I can. I also hope to see as many fans and readers of this blog as possible on what I'm predicting will be a beautiful day at the Baker Athletics Complex.