The leaves are turning, the nights are getting chilly and the calendar page is about to flip from September to October.
Among other things, that means college basketball season is upon us. When October begins, the start of full team practices is just more than two weeks away. So, our favorite time of the year is almost here.
To get everyone who reads these dispatches in the proper mood, let's see how good you are with MAAC basketball trivia.
I'll provide the answer to the following question in a few days. Until then, I hope you'll use the comment function to make your educated guesses.
The question and answer comes from Siena sports information director supreme Jason Rich, who researched the topic recently....
In the 28 previous seasons of MAAC men's basketball there have been 10 players who have been named as a first team all-MAAC post-season all-star in three consecutive seasons. Can you name them?
But, first, a note of correction. Jason Rich informs us that his research only involved players from the MAAC's current 10 members. So, there are indeed 10 three-time first-teamers from those schools. In all, though, there are 13 members of the select club, three of them coming from teams no longer affiliated with the MAAC.
COMING ATTRACTION: A MAAC basketball player we should all cheer for.