Jan. 26, 2007
Throughout the season select Illinois women's basketball players will reveal what life is like behind the scenes in a periodic Women's BasketBlog. In the fourth installment of the season Chelsea Gordon talks about the joy of classes starting again and "Crunch Time" approaching for the team.
Women's BasketBlog // Jan. 26, 2007 // Chelsea Gordon
We are back in the swing of things and now busier than ever. The second semester has started, and it has jolted my fellow teammates and me back to reality. The student in me is back as I "eagerly" return to lecture halls, laboratories, and study hall. Though the break was amazing, I must say that I can't get enough of long-winded professors, minor cases of carpel tunnel, and invincible pedestrians that believe they are walking stop signs. (insert sigh of relief) it's good to be back.
All of that is irrelevant, because we are in the middle of Big Ten season, basketball at its finest. So far, we are doing pretty well competing for a top spot that we hope will be our ticket to the big dance in March. We have a pretty tough schedule for the second half of Big Ten play, but we are very optimistic about our chances to finish where we want to be.
As the month of January comes to an end, the real fun begins. This is the time where our inner competitiveness emerges and we realize why we do what we do. It's the time when the pre-season break of dawn conditioning practices and all of the Iron man lifting sessions makes sense. It's crunch time baby! Every game from here on out is the most important, each free throw or turnover could make or break us. So I hope you can get the chance to come out and support us on our journey to Selection Sunday. Talk to ya soon.