Thursday, October 17, 2013

And So It Begins.....

For the next 146 days (at least), there will be at least one daily post on this blog. (Of course, my calculations could be completely wrong.)

The college basketball season is here. Here at last. While my little corner of the college basketaball universe is covering Mocs basketball most intensely, and SoCon basketball more broadly.

There are some exciting columns from new columnists coming this year. I really think you will all enjoy it. I think it should be fun.

It begins tomorrow with a preview of Appalachian State. Each Monday-Friday next week and the following week, there will be one SoCon team previewed. On Sunday, November 3 we will have a Scanning the SoCon with a full SoCon preview. So that is what you should get excited about in the immediate.

In the mean time, there will still be all the previews and reviews of the Mocs games, along with additional articles about the Mocs. Basically, everything you've gotten used to about this blog. When the new features are firmed up, you'll see them.

It should be a great year. This year, as we look ahead to the SoCon, four teams prepare to leave (Appalachian State, Davidson, Georgia Southern and Elon), while three teams prepare to join (ETSU, Mercer, and VMI). With all the change in the air, there is something that is staying the same, and that is that Davidson is right at the heart of the mix for the SoCon title. What will Furman, Georgia Southern and Chattanooga look like with new coaches? How will UNCG react in Wes Miller's second year and all their new faces? Can Elon handle being the official preseason favorite? Western Carolina, Samford and Appalachian State return a lot of talent- where do they fit into the mix? Wofford had a down year last year- can they rebound? The Citadel lost Mike Groselle to graduation and now PJ Horgan to injury. Do they have anything in the tank to move up? The SoCon is full of intriguing storylines this year.

The one thing I can promise you is that we will be with you all the way through. It should be a wild ride. So buckle up.

Here. We. Go.

1 comment:

  1. John, welcome back. Can't wait to start reading those previews. Thanks to all those that write for the individual schools.