It’s on like donkey kong

Today is the first official day of basketball practice for Division I colleges, as per NCAA rules. In a half hour here on the west coast, some colleges, including USC, will have a “midnight madness” practice. Two weeks from Sunday is the first game for Pac-10 teams, and my first chance to use one of my Bruin season tickets.

What a relief. I am jonesin’ for some hoops. The NCAA website says, “only five months ’til March,” but hey – I say don’t wish it away. These are some of the best months of the year.

Here’s Duke’s write-up:

http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=22760&SPID=1846&DB_OEM_ID=4200&ATCLID=1606069

Tennessee didn’t waste any time, rolling out with the male practice team. Glory Johnson’s arms are ridiculous:

http://www.utladyvols.com/photogallery/gallery_index.html?school=tennw&sport=w-baskbl&

Oklahoma’s first practice left Coach Sherri Coale happy:

http://www.soonersports.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/101708aab.html

And though they aren’t ranked, I hope Louisiana Tech will be again soon. I am pulling for Associate Head Coach Teresa Weatherspoon and the rest of the staff to help the Techsters return to their glory days.

Let the games begin!

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