Grew up playing basketball year-round and playing on school and AAU teams. Attended and graduated from Butler 98-03 (yes, an extra Junior year...that's what happens when you change majors so late). Coached a little AAU, refereed high school, middle school, and AAU games for a few years until the job got in the way. Was involved in high school basketball games on radio from high school until just a few years ago. My wife worked in the ticket office during some of the Horizon and A-10 years. Now that my work schedule doesn't allow me to go to every game, I am happy to pay the money for channels I will never watch just so I can see the Dawgs on TV. My job did give me some tix for courtside vs. Xavier, so that was a nice perk of working for a major sponsor!