Big Ten Basketball Media Day is literally just hours away now. THANK GOD. It helps me. This idea gets me through football season. Big Ten Basketball Media Day helps me, by acting as a healing mechanism. It's unofficially opening day, signaling hope anew; and rescue from the despair of football season.
basketball season cannot get here fast enough. Especially for someone like me, who covers two college football
who are #10 and #11 in everybody’s conference power rankings. Then again college basketball
season is always something that never gets here soon enough for me. I prefer college hoops
over college football. And I should; I attended two college hoops power houses (University of Illinois '99, Michigan State MBA). College basketball, not the NBA or NFL or college football "is my bag baby."
I love college hoops as much as I despise Facebook Fan pages. I like to watch college basketball as much as I like to ignore invitations to "Like" Facebook Fan Pages. I enjoy watching March Madness as much as I enjoy never clicking on mommy-blogs. (Seriously, is the mommy-blogger craze over yet??)...
Editor’s note: this interview is being re-run from 11-1-11. In honor of the Big Ten Tournament hitting Chicago in just 8 days (the banners are already up downtown) and the explosive growth of Twitter since then, the issues this interview raises are more relevant than ever.
Like last year’s Big Ten media
day, the discussion of Twitter and various social media
with Michigan State
coach Tom Izzo
is enlightening and informative. At 2010 conference college basketball media
day, the discussion went on for so long (and all of it was enthralling and productive) that it would make for the greatest Spartans podcast
But before we get to Izzo’s Twitter opining this fall, I invited you check out what the Golden Gophers Tubby Smith had to say
. Also, the Hoosiers
’ Tom Crean had a great soundbite