This originally ran November 7, 2008.
UConn’s Hilton Armstrong had this great routine with the dog pound during pregame warm ups at both Hartford or in Gampel. He would walk up the end line and shout “WHAT DAY IS IT?” Only to be greated by the response of “GAMEDAY!” by the student section.
For any of the first time visitors that came to play UConn it was a stunning display. I actually saw one team stop dead during their warm ups because of it. That ritual is one of the things that makes college sports great.
For Hilton Armstrong, who now has his games days in the NBA, everyday was game day.