Thursday, January 10, 2013

My First College Basketball Game

I had never been to a college basketball game.  Gary has been to many of them over the years and I have watched some on TV, but it was time for my first one.  There is a a university here in Nacogdoches where the paint work on our motor home still is being performed.  It is Stephen F. Austin University.  They play in the Southland Conference, one of those conferences that is entitled to a berth in the NCAA Tournament, but typically as 15th or 16th seed.  We actually wound up going to two of the Lumberjacks’ games versus Lamar and McNeese State.  The University was on break so there weren’t many screaming fans in the stands.  There weren’t many fans of any variety in the stands.  Texas is a football state and even with a 12-1 start to the season including a win at the University of Oklahoma, the “Jacks” are not a big draw here in Nacogdoches even when the student body is around.  It is a shame as they have to be a favorite now to win their conference and possibly go to the “Big Dance”.  They are are very quick and good shooting team, but are limited in size on their front line which would make it tough playing many major teams.  But, GO JACKS!



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