It is Friday morning, February the 24th. One year ago I authored my newsletter on a Saturday evening after the Luther College men’s basketball team had won the Conference Basketball Championship. This year I am a day earlier, following Luther’s loss to Coe in the semi-finals of the tournament. Our Luther team had a good season, being in first place in the conference standings for most of the year. However, late in the season everything went “south” as they lost five of their last six games, finishing fifth in the standings. They did beat Central College in the first round of the playoffs. The women’s team had a very long season, winning very few games.