Author Nicholas Reiner

4 entries

A Drummer, Hustle, and What Lies Ahead

I had never been to Loyola Marymount University before. It was a clear, warm afternoon and it felt nice to walk from where I parked to the arena. The ticket I purchased for the lower level placed me five rows up behind the Middle Tennessee State bench. By my count, there were about 25 blue-clad MTSU fans. I was...

The Sports Arena

The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena once occupied a solid place in the heart of this city. It came in with a bang, hosting a bantamweight boxing title match in July of 1959. A year later, it hosted the 1960 Democratic National Convention, where John F. Kennedy won the presidential nomination. Later that year,...

It's Fun To Watch Basketball

Not unlike John Templon of Big Apple Buckets, I struggled with an angle for this story in the week leading up to the game. Kyle did talk about preparation, after all. Both schools are Cathol...

It Distracts From the Now

The illustrious Brendan Loy reached out to me last month in an attempt to help us make the EveryTeamProject happen. Finally, I'm getting to this recap. Being late here is part laziness, part busyness, and part not sitting down to write for fear of penning something subpar. After today, though, it doesn't matter....

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One Beautiful Season

1BS weaved the history of mid-major college basketball together with stories from the 2009-10 season, culminating in Butler's epic run to the National Championship game. Now it's available as a free download: PDF in the original 592-page book layout with all photos and graphics, or ePub format for electronic reading devices.