If you're a diehard NBA fan, you're getting ready to settle into a long, cold winter of discontent. But don't despair: College hoops is here to keep you warm. The game looks the same, sounds the same, seems the same -- yet it's a little different, isn't it?
I've been to Allen Fieldhouse on the campus of the University of Kansas a half dozen times. I've seen about that many games there and none was particularly notable. But every time I've been to the arena -- the focal point of the south sector of the main campus -- it's been a special experience; the venue where I've most keenly felt an organic link to the sporting past.