Had to take care of some family business over the past several days. That’s why no blog posts.
Catching up on the latest, the USI men’s basketball team beats two top-five teams, rises to No. 10 in Division II, then loses perhaps its most valuable inside player for the rest of the season when Aaron Nelson tears an ACL. Really, there was nobody else on the roster with Nelson’s consistent dominance inside, not even senior center Keith DeWitt, who has yet to return to the promise he showed before he underwent knee surgery in November. Now the other starting forward position falls to junior Taylor Wischmeier, who also has not lived up to the promise he showed early in the season. Then there’s junior forward Manny Ogunfolu, who had all but vanished from the rotation. It’s all about that “next man up” philosophy that’s all the rage right now, and the Eagles need to employ it starting tonight at Wisconsin-Parkside or their season will take a nose dive.