Johnstone begins quest for Biggest Fan title

Tough assignment.

Tim Johnstone, selected to participate in Volvo’s Biggest Fan of the Big East contest this season, is off to New York City Wednesday for the Big East Conference’s basketball media day.

Navigating Times Square, checking out Madison Square Garden, making small talk with coaching legends at the buffet, brushing up against all-conference, All-America candidates. Pretty heady stuff.

No doubt Tim is up for it but he’s competing against fans from 15 other Big East cities. The odds against someone from the same university winning the competition two years in a row are probably pretty steep. Last season’s winner was U of L fan Steve Springer.

Then there’s the fact that the University of Louisville may be in line for an invitation to join the Big 12 Conference. How’s that going to go over? Doesn’t seem to affect Tim, gung-ho and all.

You can follow his progress through the season over at Cardinal Laws.

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

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