Bill Walton is once again the only reason to watch college basketball

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Kidding.

College basketball season used to be my reason for existence. Sure, I’d keep an eye on offseason events, following which players transferred where, and how schedules shaped up for the upcoming campaign, but that was all a pale substitute for the lightning-in-the-veins thrill that carried me on a Mario Kart star-boost from November ’til…