Men’s college basketball has been afforded a rare chance to showcase itself to round-ball junkies who may have normally been glued to the NBA.
A nice thing I was reminded of during this lockout was that, for the most part, college players play for the name on the front of the jersey rather than the name on the back. They fit into systems and live for their fans, who also happen to be their schoolmates.
This bond between teams and players has created some special traditions and, for that matter, so has the sport of men’s college basketball.
College basketball is more than just team against team and coach against coach. It’s also about traditions. Here are 10 of the coolest.