WMBD/WYZZ-TV - NORMAL, Ill. - When the NCAA moved the start of college basketball practice up a month, coaches liked it.
And also were concerned. Dan Muller is getting to the point of being concerned.
"I'm very concerned about guys being worn down in January and February," said the Illinois State head coach. "I think all coaches are. Does it take a toll over the coaure of 3-4 years years when you're in college? That's when we'll know whether it's good or bad."
The Redbirds (5-5) host Tennessee State (1-10) Thursday and then finish the non-conference schedule Sunday against DePaul. ISU opens Missouri Valley play Jan. 2 at Missouri State.