It's a sports favorite this time of year -- the annual Wendy’s College Classic Basketball tournament kicks off Tuesdays with the women's round up first. The men start Wednesday and a familiar name is back on the bench coaching.
Legendary college basketball coach Mike Neer called it quits a year ago after more than three decades of leading the University of Rochester Yellowjackets.
Space from the game during that year allowed time for travel and to reconnected with family. “Once the holidays came through I knew I had an itch and there were things I was going to miss.”
In August when Hobart Coach Izzy Metz took a job at Boston College, Neer says he was thrilled at the invitation to start over. “I felt there was something missing, to keep fighting time off may have helped me find out what it was. Coaching is still there the change might do me good in coaching and otherwise. This has been a breath of fresh air.”