It is time for my spring letter, which usually comes at the conclusion of the basketball season, which ended last night, March 1. The Luther men’s team was conference champion last year, earning the number-one seed for the tournament. They were defeated in the first game! The current season began just fair, then came a six-game winning streak, then mediocre results the last part of the season, earning a number-four seed. All games were on the road for the conference tournament. Our Norse defeated Loras, then Dubuque, then lost to Central (the 2013-2014 conference champs) last night by four points in the championship game. The Norse women’s team had a long season, but in my opinion, with a young group, showed steady improvement throughout the year.