VMI Basketball high lighted in current Sports Illustrated


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February 09, 2009
Double Time "Behind twin shooters Travis and Chavis Holmes, VMI has mobilized its long-dormant hoops program with a freewheeling attack that will make the Keydets dangerous come tournament time"

"TO APPRECIATE the small miracle of Virginia Military Institute basketball, you must go to the Hill at dawn. You must wait under a purple winter sky, with a hard frost beneath your feet and dense fog lying low across the surrounding Shenandoah Valley. Then you must train your eyes on the olive-drab stone walls of the four-story gothic barracks rising from the west end of the parade grounds, for this is where every long day begins.

At three minutes before seven last Thursday morning the nearly 1,400 corpsmen and women of VMI emerged from portals in the barracks walls and formed into precise rows that stretched more than 100 yards across the front of the building. A lone bugler sounded reveille and the flags of the U.S. and Virginia were hoisted skyward. A steady drumbeat began, and the cadets, dressed in identical gray uniform slacks with black jackets, marched to the end of the barracks, turned sharply left and downhill toward the mess hall, into the rising sun.

Indistinguishable among the corps were the 15 members of the VMI men's basketball team"
For the Rest of the Article go to : http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1151492/index.htm
the print version has some great pix as well. Go Keydets!