Think fondly of Pete Lembo this week, as he and his Ball State squad kick off spring ball in forbidding weather. (AP)
It always does seem like the weather gets particularly nasty on Mondays when we're rounding up spring practice start dates, but this week's crop is a particularly harsh collection of climes. Pop your jacket collar when you walk out for a salad at lunch and be grateful you're not running around in shorts in: Ball State, Buffalo, Colorado State, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Marshall, Miami (Ohio), Middle Tennessee State, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Rutgers, SMU, Virginia Tech and Wyoming. (OK, Albuquerque and Dallas might be habitable right now, but that's it.)
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