He, or she, is the kind of player you seldom see on the basketball court.
I’ve only seen a handful of them since I started watching the sport a very long time ago.
They have that uncanny sense of where to be or where not to be.
Karl Rautiola of Chassell is that kind of player.
All season long, college basketball observers have been wondering if the BIG 10 was really as good as it appeared on paper.
The recent NCAA tournament provided an answer, if an incomplete one.
No, the conference wasn’t that great. Strong, but not the juggernaut many pundits had it pegged ...
I’ve seen many high school athletes who could be considered to be either great, very good or just plain good.
But to be classified as elite is to reach the upper plateau of sports.
Now, I know the word elite is one of the most overused nowadays — especially in the world of professional ...
In the wacky and wild year that COVID 19 has imposed on all of us, it seemed that “March Madness” was also in peril.
But that wild and crazy time is still in effect.
Sure, the players are still required to wear masks on the basketball floor, at least for the prep cagers.
And they ...
It was one of the more memorable sports events I can remember from my younger days.
In the winter of 1964, the Michigan Tech men’s basketball team (there were no girls sports then) upset Northern Michigan University at Sherman Gym.
What made the 85-82 win so special was that it came ...
I’ve dealt with countless coaches in my some five decades on the sports scene.
The majority of them have been courteous and cooperative, willing to go the extra mile to ensure their team gets the right coverage.
I’m talking about people like late Ontonagon football coach Bob ...