Being a “basketball junkie” this is my favorite time of year. I’ve got many “Big Dance” memories from my days being a KALL radio/Univ of Utah broadcaster and following the Ute’s in the tournament to places like Boise, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Anaheim, Nashville, Phoenix, and the “Final 4” in San Antonio. The late, “legendary” coach Rick Majerus was a friend and I hosted his Coaches Show for his entire stay at Utah. Needless to say there was never a “dull” moment when you put a microphone in Rick’s face. He had some GREAT teams and in 1998 they played in the Championship game vs Kentucky.
I’ll never forget being at courtside at the Alamo Dome for the Ute’s vs Wildcats title tilt. Anchoring our “Pregame, Halftime, and Postgame” shows is one of the highlights in my broadcasting career. This year’s “Final 4” in Houston should be fantastic. Oklahoma vs Villanova, and upstart Syracuse vs North Carolina. May the best team win. Let’s hope the Aggies are “Dancing” next season.