Noon Basketball at BC in the NY Times

Jeanne sent me a link to this article in the NY Times that references the noon basketball pick-up games I take part in regularly at Boston College:

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., Jan. 20 – Around noon nearly every weekday, Boston College Coach Al Skinner rolls into an auxiliary gym at Conte
Forum wearing gray jogging pants with maroon mesh shorts pulled over them.

He will bang in the low post with history professors and take associate athletic directors off the dribble; his afternoon ritual is one he observes zealously. Skinner is still known, at age 52, to swing his elbows a bit and make the occasional phantom foul call come crunch time.

“It’s kind of hilarious,” Boston College guard Louis Hinnant said, “but he’s old school.”

I was a little disappointed that they didn’t mention the graduate student who sits outside and shoots little jumpers when everyone else collapses in on Coach. However, like his players, I can testify that that doesn’t yell at me when I miss my many15-footers.

Go Eagles.

Full Article: Without Big-Name Players, Boston College Coach Builds Big-Time Team – The New York Times