This is a tale of two leagues with different names which used to be one league with two different agendas. We give you the Big East Conference in basketball and the American Athletic Conference in basketball, football and all other…
I used to hate November basketball. Too much, too soon. Too many games that you would forget by Thanksgiving, much less March. And some of that dislike or disinterest remains–Grambling State vs.Marquette, Cansisus vs. South Dakota? Really?
But after an intense and surprisingly well-played (for November) weekend of games and after watching some of ESPN’s 24 plus hour basketball marathon of games, I’ve softened.
Al Skinner’s routine is different now. Oh, the mornings in his Wellesley house are still the same in some ways for Skinner, whose life as a head basketball coach came to a halt three years ago when he was fired by Boston College athletic director Gene DeFilippo after a 13-year run.
But now there is a purpose when he begins his day, a place to go, specific things to do, people to see.