Post by blackandgold on Jun 21, 2011 18:53:31 GMT -5
Using the parlance of our sport, I'm very glad I took a visit to Oakland late in the signing period.
When I was a high school senior, I had all but determined that EMU would be my future college. Their Admissions office even sent me some free basketball tickets. I remember distinctly driving down to Ypsi on a winter night to watch the Eagles face off against the Rockets of Toledo. My step-brother and I wandered all around the Convocation Center. All I remember was seeing George Gervin's number in the rafters. Being an avid though young basketball fan, I knew of the man but did not know he went to Eastern Michigan. For whatever reason, that was one reason I thought I would go to that school.
My step-brother ended up choosing EMU, and someone, someway, I decided very late in my senior year to take a tour of Oakland.
I never looked back. And I'm fairly glad I haven't.
Now, who knows, maybe some high school kid will come to Oakland's campus and see Keith Benson's number and name "in the rafters" ("on the walls) and think, "Wow...he went HERE!"
Personal anecdotes aside, it's gotta be tough being an EMU proponent right now. Sports are an incredibly tough thing to cut out, but perhaps the admins shouldn't be so stubborn about making cut backs.
Post by blackandgold on Aug 24, 2011 21:01:03 GMT -5
EMU's schedule just came out. Interesting to see that Tom Izzo and the Spartans will be playing AT the Convo Center this year. The day before Tennessee plays at Oakland. Good get for their first year coach.