S5 December 18, 2008 The calendar hasn't turned yet, which means that mid-majors are often spending time in power-conference arenas doing things they'd rather not do. Bally also prefers not to set foot in these places if at all possible, but this is just the way November and December are. Here are some of our little ora... [more]
S4 March 27, 2008
One of the great things about the day before an NCAA subregional, regional or Final Four is that the public can come and watch the teams practice for free! This is enormous Ford Field in Detroit, which is normally used for American-style football. The stadium will have 72,000 available seats for t... [more]
S4 March 26, 2008
Bowling Green has been painted Big Red ever since the home team clinched its first Sweet 16 berth in 15 years last weekend. After the jump, more pictures of the scene in B.G. as Western Kentucky University prepares for Thursday's No. 12 vs. No. 1 matchup against UCLA. In front of the arena that be... [more]
S4 March 20, 2008
Well, here we are in Birmingham. I'm watching practices, asking dumb questions in press conferences, eating all the Cheetos at the media buffet spread, and waiting for the upsets to start happening on TV. While I'm doing Real Serious Work, Bally is living it up VIP style at the Big Dance. Follow a... [more]
S4 March 11, 2008
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The thing that people don't get from television is how hot it is inside a court-storming. I mean, it's sweltering and blistering (and a little humid) in there with all the body heat and kinetic energy. Oh, and loud too. Inside a court-storming, you'll find a sound that can never be... [more]
S4 February 28, 2008
The picture above is not of our travelin' hoops buddy. This is Bally's distant cousin Orangey, who retired to Fort Myers a few years back, let himself go, and took a job at a tourist-trap fruit stand near the Minnesota Twins' spring-training camp. What a sell-out. Here are some other snapshots of ... [more]
S4 February 13, 2008
As you've probably gathered, we were in MAC and Horizon League country last week. There was a lot of snow, but Bally lives in my bookbag on the road and is generally unaffected by weather. It's warm in there.
Bally's Midwestern adventure began at Valparaiso last Tuesday, where he got to meet the... [more]
S4 February 4, 2008
There's more than one Bally, and that's because we occasionally hold contests here and give away real-life versions of the cartoon buddy who goes everywhere with me on my travels. Like, for instance, our Hunan: Return Of The Phoenix movie treatment contest, which might be extended an extra day bec... [more]
S4 January 24, 2008
Bally really enjoyed his visit to the Lawlor Center, home of the Nevada Wolf Pack. Nearly every seat is a season ticket, and when the home team isn't around, it hosts events like big-time wrestling and the Bull-Nanza. Bally really wanted to go to the Bull-Nanza.
Instead, Bally went out to the ca... [more]
S4 January 18, 2008
Folks sometimes ask me why I use the word "we" so much on the site. It's not anything "royal," not at all. Wherever I go on the hoops highway, I've got a little buddy who comes with me everywhere. He's orange, and his name is Bally.
Last Wednesday, Bally went to Elon, one of the very few schools... [more]
S4 January 7, 2008
Give a live-action cartoon basketball an all-access pass to Hoops Nation's toughest conference, an unlimited expense account and all the press room pizza he can eat... what kind of trouble will he get himself into?
Hello from Carbondale.
At Wichita's famous Roundhouse, he was enjoying the mys... [more]
S2 January 24, 2006 Scenes from my MVC trip.
QWEST Center Omaha™©®
Creighton's (Injured) Nate Funk
The parade passes Funk by
Missouri State gets set to defend the castle
Hammons Student Center, Springfield MO
Ahearn to the Line
Carver Center, Peoria I... [more]
S2 January 17, 2006 Pictures from a southern swing.
A quiet moment with High Point's AZ Reid
Scary HPU Panther
Liberty University, Lynchburg VA
Who wants pizza?
Winthrop After Hours
Kennesaw State Cheerleaders
Crazy Gardner-Webb Fans
Campbell vs. G-Webb
Middle Tennessee Tip-Off
S2 December 20, 2005 More pictures from the road.
Villanova-Bucknell: Sold Out
We're on ESPN (360)
Rejected ESPN blog title: "Retractable Backboards"
Mulcahy Center, New Rochelle NY
Rhody can't watch URI lose to Ohio
The Silvio O. Conte Forum, Boston MA
The BC trainer tends to Craig Smith... [more]
S2 December 5, 2005 Some pictures from the first few weeks of the season.
Harvard-Vermont handshake line (Game 101)
Creepy close encounter with the Providence Friar (Game 102)
Catamount Country (Game 104)
The Wolf Pack (Game 104)
Bucknell's Sojka Pavilion (Game 105)
Bison chair (Game 105)
The Mi... [more]