Indiana State Closes Out Senior Night With A Win
Last night I was back in Terre Haute to see four seniors play their last game at the Hulman Center. Two of these seniors I just got to know this year. Two of them I have known since I started shooting for ISU a couple of years ago. Senior days are always hard because you want to watch these men play forever. They are moving on though. They have more important things ahead of them. Before they do move on though they have at least two games left. Saturday is an important one because if Missouri State loses at UNI then ISU can move out of the Thursday play in date at Arch Madness. Playing on Friday instead of Thursday is a big step in getting that run that we want to see the boys get on. I will be there in Peoria as I am following the team to the very end from here on out. A nice little run in St. Louis would be a great way to cap off this basketball season that started with a great game in Bloomington.
The Emotion Of Senior Day
If you have covered an entire season of any sport then you know that all of your pictures start to look the same at some point. Basketball is harder than any other sport because you are confined to where you can shoot from. The one thing that can change from game to game is the emotional moments. Senior day is filled with those moments. It doesn’t always have to be tears. Sometimes just a shared smile from mother to son like the photo above is all that you need. As I said above I am always torn on senior day. It makes for great pictures, but it also marks the end of a portion of the careers of these young men.
The Path Ahead
The next couple of weeks will be interesting. Friday night I will be back in the Hulman Center for the Indiana State women’s game. Saturday as I said above I will be traveling to Peoria to see the Indiana State men play Bradley. Hopefully on the way we get some good news, and the Sycamores can play their way into a Friday game. Sunday will be another trip to the Hulman Center to photograph the Sycamore women’s team on their senior day. A couple of days at home after all of that before packing up and heading to St. Louis for what I hope is an extended stay. The next few weeks will have a lot of basketball in them as I wrap up my basketball season. This is the part of the year though when things get interesting. March is just around the corner, and I am ready.