Jan 19, 2020
The calendar has flipped to September, and the cascade of fall products has arrived. Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin air freshener, pumpkin Oreos, pumpkin pumpkins, pumpkin everything, crowding the grocery store in a familiar shade of orange.
Outside, school buses are beginning to rev up their diesel engines to carry the future of the nation to school. Every morning, the sound of diesel motors and air brakes fill the air. School is back in session.
The sun sets a little bit earlier each evening. The NFL and college football take up the weekends. Some mornings have a familiar nip in the air – the chill George Strait sang about when he sang about feeling the chill of an early fall.
Fall has arrived, which means college basketball will be here before we all know it.
For VCU fans, who never got a true ending to last year’s successful campaign, the wait has felt enormous. Ram fans lost out on their March Madness game, the only team of the 68 in the NCAA Tournament to be...

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