Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Officially retiring

Sometimes things just run their course....and it appears that is the case with this blog.

When I first started this blog, it was January 12, 2006. The Davidson Basketball team got very little coverage at the time. Brendan Winters was the leader, Steph Curry was still playing high school basketball (almost nobody knew who he was), and the team was coming off a nice run in the NIT the previous year.

At the time, I had become familiar with blogging, and thought it might a good way for a few Davidson fans out there to follow the team. So, I began.

My first post on this blog was this:
"Why this blog? As a Davidson alum ('94), I am interested in what is happening with the basketball team. Since Davidson is such a small school, there is very little coverage. I thought I might try to consolidate what little coverage our team gets. I hope you will enjoy it. "

In January 2006, this blog was about all you could find on the internet as a source for info on the Cats, other than the official website, and a brand new message board.

Well....as they say.....that was then, and this is now. My, how the atmosphere has changed since then!

No longer is our beloved basketball team just another small school in a small conference. We have been to 3 straight NCAA Tournaments, and last season even went to the Elite Eight, beat several top 20 teams and finished #9 in the nation. The Wildcats are getting LOTS of coverage now, which is wonderful!! That is also the very reason that I don't think this blog is really necessary anymore. That is a testament to the accomplishments of the basketball players and coaches over the past few years.

So, with that in mind, I bid you farewell. I will not say goodbye, because - who knows - maybe I'll make a blogging comeback some day. But for now, I look forward to simply watching the games and pulling for Davidson.

GO CATS!!

27 comments:

Base Rich said...

Thank you, WB, for the years of fantastic service.

Anonymous said...

My thanks, too. And I'm certain that Tony Snow would send along his thanks, if he could. I know he kept up with our Cats through you.

stan

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your fan-tastic commitment. The gift you gave us all, in the free service you performed, exemplifies the true spirit of the Davidson community - giving of your time and talents to a worthy cause.

The Davidson College basketball team was comprised of real students having good old fashioned fun when I exuded in their triumphs under Lefty, and that status remains unchanged today. Hope to see in Detroit next March. KAO '71.

Claire said...

Thank you so much for your hard work and everything you've put up on this site! It's been wonderful to keep up with.

Wildcat1017

Kevin Cary said...

Wells,
I just wanted to say thank you for all your help as I covered Davidson's rise to its current status. Your blog was a hidden gem for a little while, but then lots of folks got to really see how much dedication and hard work you put into it. You really helped me find story angles and coverage that I might not have seen otherwise. I also appreciate all the nice things you had to say about me too. My coverage would not have been as good without your help. I hope we can run into each other at the Brickhouse one day, and maybe we'll both be back doing this again - you blogging and me covering the team - in a few years. Until then, thanks for everything. You are not only a good blogger, but a good guy too.

Kevin Cary
Charlotte Observer

Anonymous said...

Thanks for such a wonderful blog. I definitely will miss it..fingers crossed you will come back.
Best of luck.

Melissa

Drew Ditzel said...

Thanks for the blog. Enjoyed it.

JET said...

You were and still are a worthy and formidable opponent. You did a lot, especially since you have a career and family (as well as a life) to think about and enjoy. I too have found that the coverage of both Davidson and the College of Charleston has increased as have our sport web-sites which means I doubt the CofC Sports Fan will need to be in existence much longer. I feel your pain, it's a lot to keep up with, but you can still drop us a line when you get the chance to let us know you still are out there.

In closing, good game tonight!-JET

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