Larry Wical | Staff Writer | Norse Report
Following a busy offseason of graduations, coaching changes, high profile recruit decommitments and outgoing transfers of multiple impact players, it would have been easy to write the 2019-20 MBB season off as a “rebuilding year.” Thankfully, Coach Darrin Horn and his new staff worked hard and fast to reassemble a makeshift roster comprised of holdovers, redshirts, late commitments and surprise junior college (JUCO) transfers to shape the squad’s new identity. The Norse came into the new season locked, reloaded, healthy and ready to defend its Horizon League crown.
Okay, let’s stick a pin in that thought for a moment…to be clear, the team came in to the new season healthy – but, it wasn’t long before the wheels on the bus stopped going ‘round and round,’ and instead started falling off with frightening frequency. As is often the case in competitive sports, the teams with the healthiest rosters are generally the teams still standing at the end of the season. Injuries are the blight of competitive sport’s existence, as they can derail a team’s plans as fast as a knee ligament can snap in half.
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