The boys are back and they’re ready to talk some March Madness! The Team is joined by Dan Nardini of journeyto351.com and they discuss his goal of hitting all 350+ Division I basketball venues. Join Dan Colacicco, Marc Viquez, Paul Baker and Dave Cottenie for an in depth discussion on the great sport of College Basketball.
Bud Walton Arena is home to the University of Arkansas Razorbacks men’s basketball program. The venue is celebrating its 25th anniversary during the 2018-19 basketball season. Bud Walton Arena is also known as The Basketball Palace of Mid-America, and replaced Barnhill Arena on November 29, 1993.
There are too many rules. Coaches micromanage. Fans Monday morning quarterback and often call foul. Perhaps, ultimately, it’s one of the last frontiers of creativity for players.
And then there are the coaches. Often, at least momentarily, they lose their minds. Sometimes, they lose their, well, hair. These coaches don’t need it, and perhaps they don’t want it. Because they do more, as in win year after year, with less hair.
The University of Wyoming’s Arena-Auditorium, which houses the Cowboys and Cowgirls basketball teams of the Mountain West Conference, provides a unique home. At an altitude of 7,220 feet above sea level, the AA is the highest home court in NCAA Division I basketball — more than 2,000 feet higher than the Pit at the University of New Mexico. The “Dome of Doom” is also a college basketball rarity: a geodesic dome. It holds 15,028 very loud and very engaged fans.
The athletic teams at USC Upstate are known as the Spartans and they compete in the Big South Conference of Division I NCAA basketball. The Spartans have only been at the Division I level since 2007. Other schools in the Big South Conference include Charleston Southern, Liberty, Winthrop, Presbyterian, Garner Webb, Radford and High Point.
Located on the wide-open plains of West Texas is the legendary frontier town of Abilene – it is home to the eponymous Abilene Christian University and their athletics programs, known far and wide as the Wildcats. The Wildcats have called the on-campus Moody Coliseum home since the 1968-69 season. That year, the men’s team took home the first of their three Southland Conference championships.