As you might have noticed, earlier this week we announced our “top 10” stories for the year 2010. Jeremy Hoeck and I made the final cuts, with input from our staff and from selected members of the news staff. We have had one person complain so far, but it is impossible to put together a list like this without some differing opinions.
While it was not number one on the overall list, my favorite moment of the year came in the middle of May in Lubbock, Texas, as I traveled down for the NAIA Opening Round Tournament. I hopped in a mini-van with athletic director Chuck Iverson, trainer Andy Holzwarth and KVHT/KVTK’s Joe Van Goor for the 14-hour trek. For four days, we hung out at Lubbock Christian University as the Lancers made history with the school’s longest post-season run, an effort that was recently rewarded with the South Dakota Sportswriters’ College Men’s Team of the Year honor.
It was an amazing run, one hopefully the Lancers can build on in 2011. I only had two regrets on the trip: 1) that I didn’t get any real Texas barbecue and 2) that a week of sleeping next to the AC left me with a nasty cold.
Other members of the P&D staff will be sharing their favorite sports moments of the year here later this week. Have a safe and happy end of 2010 and beginning of 2011.