Only 35 days into the 2013-14 Atlantic Sun Men’s Basketball season and road contests have begun to stack up for league teams with a combined 57 games away from their home arenas.
Life on the road for A-Sun student-athletes can be tough with early departures and late arrivals coupled with studying for classes on the road, but it also takes them to places otherwise would have gone unseen.
Take a look through this social media travel map of some of the trips, adventures and historic arenas that A-Sun teams have come across so far this season - starting with a winter wonderland that North Florida encountered on its trip to Bloomington.
The Norse appeared in the UCF Cure Classic in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
St Louis cathedral New Orleans!! Awesome pic.twitter.com/VjKgNH5LLh— David Bezold (@NKUmenshoops) November 23, 2013
Behind 37 points from Jakob Gollon, Mercer won a triple overtime contest at Valparaiso
Thanksgiving dinner beach side! pic.twitter.com/TWMhhrHtkh— David Bezold (@NKUmenshoops) December 2, 2013
Prior to the Valpo win, Mercer practiced at Butler's Hinkle Fieldhouse:
Mercer wins an absolute slugfest! Mercer 117, Valpo 108 3 Overtimes. J. Gollon career-high 37 points!— Mercer Basketball (@MercerMBB) November 30, 2013
Lipscomb faced Georgetown in the Verizon Center; Home of the Washington Wizard's and NHL's Capitals.
The team has arrived at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse (of Hoosiers fame) for afternoon practice. pic.twitter.com/tb0KBTbFLv— Mercer Basketball (@MercerMBB) November 27, 2013
Finally, USC Upstate started off the season right with a win at Virginia Tech in its first game of the season
Last instructions before we resume play. pic.twitter.com/K5THuAdIbl— JU Basketball (@JUMensHoops) November 9, 2013