The MAC is loaded this year for the upcoming women’s basketball season. One of the strongest positions is at point guard. However, the Buffalo Bulls lost an all time great point guard in Stephanie Reid. Lucky for the Bulls, the NCAA made the right call and they have allowed redshirt freshman Finess Dickson to play immediately. The Memphis transfer was given a waver so that she can play immediately, after suffering a season ending injury last season and then transferring.
This is wonderful news for the Bulls, but also wonderful news for the entire conference. Strike while the iron is hot, as they say. The MAC had a fantastic season last year. One of the main reasons was the Bulls sweet 16 run. While Buffalo looks to be exceptionally competitive this season, the loss of Reid and others probably put them behind the Central Michigan Chippewas. The addition of a point guard like Dickson, who is among 7 new comers to the Bulls squad this season, will certainly help them compete. When you have a talent like Cierra Dillard, you can always compete.
Along with the Bulls and Chippewas, there are multiple teams that are poised to have great seasons. The chances of a second bid two years in a row grows. That will certainly help the bevy of great coaches recruit more talent, which will continue to increase the prestige of the conference.
Maybe the brutality of my Monday is making me a little crazy. Maybe my age is pushing me a little closer to senility, but I am reminded of early 2000s wrestling and “The Rock”. One of his catch phases was, “Do you smell what the Rock is cooking?”
MAC women’s basketball is cooking up something special. This announcement, while not the biggest news in the world, is a little tremor in a giant earthquake. Every day, I get a little more confident in that second bid.