Oct. 31, 2006
- The leaves are turning yellow and red. The air is brisk! Basketball season has officially started! Turn in those cross- trainers for those coveted basketball shoes! Trade in those 25-30 lbs dumbbells for those 6-8 oz basketballs. The wonderful sport that pumps us up is back baby! It's a wonderful feeling to begin the season! Hopes and expectations are through the roof. We have been practicing and fine-tuning all our skills. We have done the screen and rolls, jump and dish, crossover and pull-up countless number of times. We're ready to put our skills to the test. There are so many times when you can cross-over, step back, and pull-up before your shot gets blocked! I must say it's very exciting to start playing games! I feel like a little kid in a candy store!
We have had the Lobo Howl and the much anticipated inter-squad scrimmages. We are moving full speed into the non-conference games. What more can I say! The coaches have been working us and working with us in our beloved 2 hours and 30 minute practices. The freshmen have been learning the techniques and strategies of the Lobos. We veterans are trying to perfect the techniques and strategies. We are improving everyday and that's all we can hope for! We are just a day away from the very first exhibition game and about 3 weeks away from the first non-conference home game!
This being my senior year, I plan to do it big this year! I know my fellow seniors would agree with me on this. This is the last of everything for us. This is the final year, the year where your dreams and expectations are to be reached! There are no do-overs or "We will get them next year!" We practice hard, we are going to play hard and hopefully, we will have a FANTASTIC season!
As said before, this is my senior year in basketball as well as in school. We are coming close to the end of the fall semester. Oh, and if anyone is a whiz at Physical Chemistry, please give me a call! Other than that, the semester is just like any other, except for the fact that it's my last Fall semester as an undergraduate! I plan to graduate in the Spring with a double degree and minor. Its been a great educational experience for me and I wouldn't change it for anything. We are definitely into the balancing act: school, basketball, treatment, and the non-existing social life
With the support of the community, we can make it big! We have the talent, the skills, and the coaching staff to guide us. All we need is the support! In the past, our fans have proven to the nation that the PIT is the hardest place to play in. Let's show them again! Please come out and support us! We play on Wednesday at 7pm and also Sunday at 2pm. Phenomenal basketball will be played at both games!