There is a winter chill in the air. Can you feel it?
Though it will more than likely disappear in random two-day spurts for the next month or so, it's coming nonetheless.
Winter is a bully for those of us who don't have the luxury of living in warmer climates. But with that season comes the sport of the gods, a finesse game mixed with a dash of power and speed.
Basketball season, particularly college basketball season, is almost upon us and for that I welcome winter.
Just ask Iowa's Roy Devyn Marble: "It's almost that time."
With only 22 days until college basketball teams officially begin practice, it's time to assess the Hawkeyes and their NCAA Tournament chances.
The players are grouped in three tiers, with the third tier composed of developmental prospects, the second tier potential contributors and the first tier the top eight players in the rotation.