The New York Times was in Southborough last month. Specifically, they were at St. Mark’s. But it might surprise you to hear they weren’t reporting on the now infamous sustainable meadow. They were there for basketball.
SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. — Last week, dozens of college coaches from elite programs like Kansas, Duke and Texas rolled into this small town.
This scene is not uncommon during the so-called open period of the college basketball recruiting season, when coaches can evaluate all manner of prospects — from inner-city schools in Los Angeles to junior colleges in Oklahoma. Private planes land, coaches settle into wooden bleachers and suddenly Rick Barnes and Mike Krzyzewski are chatting about Kevin Durant hundreds of miles from their campuses.
The article is about coaches being on edge with the NCAA cracking down on rule violations. Southborough doesn’t get any further mention. And not a word about the meadow. Go figure.