I’ve been busy this week.
Last week, I started planning these pages, previewing the men’s hoops season for the Big Ten and Big East, two conferences with teams covered by the Green Bay Press-Gazette. When I told my boss about it, though, he enlisted me to do a page for each of the seven major conferences.
The pages all use a USA Today Sports feature at the top (nearly all of which were 40-plus inches long and in serious need of trimming to fit on the page), then USATS’s projections for conference rankings, players of the year, preseason all-conference teams and five games to watch. The “by the numbers” portion is my only contribution to the content of each page.
These were pretty mammoth projects to turn around so tightly, and, as always, I wish I’d had more time to polish the finish products, but they were fun to put together.