USA Today | 'The enviroment is just crazy' Read the Story
Since 2009, Sioux Falls, S.D., has housed the one of country's most underrated college basketball conference tournaments. With no major professional sports teams in the state, fans have gravitated toward the Summit League Championships in the state's largest city the way residents of small towns across America flock to high school football games on Friday nights.
With eighth-ranked Maryland set to make its final appearance in the ACC tournament, Coach Brenda Frese has been educating her charges about the program’s storied history in the event, including a record 10 championships.
Nick Saban has hosted enough quarterback competitions to know how this oncoming saga will play out. From now until the moment he names a starter under center, the entire state of Alabama will be in a panic over who will become AJ McCarron's successor. The rest of the country will be watching, too.