Oct. 7, 2013
BOCA RATON, Fla. (October 7, 2013) –While it may seem that football season just began, basketball season is already barreling its way toward us. Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams began practice last week and as I write this, I am traveling to Dallas for the Conference USA media days.
When you work in athletic media relations, there comes a point when there are very few things that you haven’t done. However, this is my first time traveling to a conference media day event. The Sun Belt held teleconferences, but not an event where everyone gathered in one building, so it is nice to have an event I can look forward to at this point in my career, a new experience.
In a couple of weeks, Coach Jarvis will take part in a Palm Beach County Media Day, a unique event in which the head coaches of all the college teams in the area will gather to help generate interest for the upcoming season.
Yet another sign of basketball season in Coach Jarvis’ annual fundraising dinner, which will be held on Nov. 4. When the basketball schedule was released, the game I immediately noticed was the one at Duke on Nov. 15, not only is the game one of the most historic venues in college basketball, but my brother soon told me that he, along with my sister-in-law and nephew would be making the trip to the game, so that game counts as a double blessing. He also let me know that they would be making to the trip to Maryland on Dec. 14. That also is special since, it will allow me to celebrate my nephew’s first birthday in person.
Both of those dates seemed so far away at first, but will be here before I know it. Opportunities like those are just some of the many reasons I consider myself fortunate to work in athletics. I look for even more such moments as the season progresses.