At one point when I was younger, this was the coolest place on Earth to play a basketball game. Partly, because non of us had any idea where it was.
There should never be a college or professional basketball game played unless there is a dog act at halftime. If I was President, this would be a law.
This was Kansas State’s first game after their “fight” with the University of Kansas. They had to endure Alabama’s student section constantly chanting “fight, fight, fight” throughout warmups and the game.
Our first trip to Coleman Coliseum. More of a gym than the State Farm Center, but not a bad seat in the house.
After getting Ashton off to Alabama, we decided to knock a big one off the list. A day trip to Knightstown, Indiana to see the gymnasium from the movie Hoosiers. It might seem like a small thing but we REALLY enjoyed the day.
We normally attend the Illinois - Missouri men’s basketball game in St. Louis right before Christmas. This year since we were going to be in New York we were lucky enough to watch it with members of the NYC Illini Club. Sadly, the game wasn’t as good as the company.
I'm Michael Smith and this website is simply documentation of our travels over the course of 500 days. We are very lucky. We went bowling ... and some other stuff.