Friday, March 12, 2010

Another photo blog

Hello from the Keeter Gymnasium's media room. I've been wanting to post these pics, and finally got some time now while our coaches are scouting the Oregon Tech-St. Francis game, because we'll hopefully face the winner tomorrow night in the Elite Eight.

Anyway, here a look at some of Tuesday's best moments.

It's possible that Associate A.D. Cory Aadland and I were able to get in 18 holes of golf on Tuesday. We played at John Daly's Murder Rock up in the mountains, and fortunately we picked the nicest day. It was a little windy, but I was in shorts and a polo shirt and won't complain compared to the weather in Mitchell.

DWU A.D. Curt Hart, with the Tiger team as his backdrop, addresses and thanks the crowd at our pre-game reception at the Hotel Grand Victorian Tuesday afternoon. Roughly 100 fans showed up to with the Tigers luck before the game that night.

Our Honorary Coaches, Eric and Chris, run out for introductions before the game. They run the best Mexican restaraunt in Branson, Cantina Laredo. Actually, it could be the best Mexican restaraunt anywhere.

Mitch Bain is introduced to the crowd.

Kevin Ball recevies a Champion of Character award before the game.

The Tigers take the court for tip off.

Cue One Shining Moment...."The ball is tipped..."

Coach John Hemenway gladly answers questions from Tim Smith and Bob Sprang during the postgame interview on KMIT. Always easy to go on the radio and talk about a great win.

And finally, DWU Associate A.D. Cory Aadland said he was leaving Thursday to head back to Mitchell, but if that's true, then why was he suited up for Virginia Wise? Curt, you better look into this.

Photo by the talented Matt Culhane.
I'm gonna run and watch the second half of OIT and St. Francis, so I can have some insights in case we end up playing one of them tomorrow.
I'll end this post with a quick story from today. On the way back from our noon shootaround, everyone on the bus heard a car horn frantically honking. We looked up, and in the Wal-Mart parking lot we saw some dedicated DWU fans all hanging out of a van and going crazy cheering for the bus. It's possible they were Tiger football players. But as we got off the bus a minute or two later, everyone was still laughing and smiling, and Coach Hemenway even said, "That just made my day." Just a glimpse at the great fan support we're getting down here. Tiger Fever is spreading throughout Branson!
Tip off in two hours. Who ya rootin' for?

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