Wednesday, December 10, 2008

MBB Updates

A few updates for you as we have landed safely in Oxford, Ohio ...

This game is a homecoming of sorts for Bud Haidet, who went to school here at Miami and worked here for quite some time before coming to Milwaukee. He gave us a bit of a tour as we pulled on to campus ... took the microphone and everything. We are also staying on campus at the Miami Inn - the baseball stadium is right out my window. And, Bud has us hooked up at an Italian buffet for dinner tonight.

Tim Van Vooren and Mickey Leach from Fox 6 were out at practice Monday working on a few Panther things, including a feature on James Eayrs. That feature is scheduled to air tonight during the 9 o'clock newscast. I know they have a run a couple of other items already this week, including Rob Jeter's Monday practice plan being written on a paper plate (times really are tough).

Speaking of TV stuff, the Rob Jeter Show is making its December appearance on Sports 32 tonight. It is scheduled to air at 5 tonight, with a re-air later in the evening. Check your local listings, as they say.

Also, our contest here in Oxford is the first game of UWM's Time Warner Cable Sports 32 package for this year. Tipoff is at 6 tomorrow. That means Daron Sutton should be here any moment to pretend he doesn't like winters in Arizona.

Finally, in non-league action tonight, Butler plays at Bradley, so it is a good chance to see how two future Panther opponents look against each other. Bradley, of course, is UWM's next game after the Miami contest.

I will have a live blog tomorrow night in addition to the rest of the regular coverage.