A Break From The Madness

A Break From The Madness

Mar 21, 2012

My three-plus day spring break is almost done, which is hard to believe. For many people my age they go down to beaches and have a good time. My definition of a “good time” during spring break is watching college basketball up close.

This past weekend, I had the chance to once again work at a NCAA Men’s Basketball 2nd/3rd Round site, this time in Omaha, Neb. Originally, I was set to just be a quote-taker, which was something I did last year in Tulsa. It’s not a bad gig, as you get to go into the locker rooms after the games and get quotes from players, which in turn you type up to pass out to the media that’s trying to crank out their game stories. Due to a person missing on the notes-crew, I had the chance to help out digging through the individual team’s notes and looking up statistical oddities and trends to be also handed out to the media folk. This was something that I really enjoyed while being the women’s basketball SID at Drake, and was thrilled I had the opportunity once again to take part in doing notes.

Through this chance, I was able to watch some fantastic basketball (including a pretty big upset), meet some amazing people, and now have the opportunity to work on the notes crew for the women’s basketball tournament This weekend in Des Moines.

In the meantime, here are some pics from the past weekend.