I never thought that I would miss two-a-days, early Saturday morning practice, or practicing for a month straight without a game. Some of those things I can still do without but as dates like October 15th, the start of official practice, and November 15th, the first day games can be played, rolled around I found myself missing college basketball back home.
Luckily, I’m able to still connect and watch the SJFC Cardinals from Ireland. Although I have to stay up a little late, it gives me a nice break from readings or homework. A typical game will consist of my former teammates and I messaging back and forth about everything from strategy to certain plays or players.
I look forward to every night the Cards have a game and realize how fortunate I am to be part of a brotherhood and community even after graduating. It makes me appreciate my college experience and the people I was surrounded by even more. Best of luck to the Cardinals the rest of the year, I’ll be watching a sketchy livestream and cheering from Galway all season.