Wofford Senior Aerris Smith Goes Out On Top

By Ramzy Nasrallah on March 17, 2014 at 1:40p

Wofford won the Southern Conference over the weekend, punching its ticket to the NCAA Tournament. It returns for the first time since 2011. Aerris Smith is the only current Terrier who was part of that experience.

Smith was limited by knee injuries throughout his career. He played a total of 14 minutes in the tournament because of that, and...well this is worth two minutes of your time.

Here's Smith after Wofford edged Western Carolina for the title. His Terriers open the tournament against Michigan.

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Eastside Buckeye's picture

If that isn't the definition of dedication and selflessness I don't know what is then. Courageous

"Life is a course and imma shoot for par." - Dewayne Carter

+2 HS
buckeyeEddie27's picture

So am I right to think he knew full well that busting his ass in this tournament would basically ruin his knees?  Then require them to be surgically repaired almost immediately making it impossible to play again? 

I love sports.   This guy is awesome.

Go Wofford! Beat michigan!

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

+5 HS
spqr2008's picture

The question is can the Southern Conference pull off the upset in two sports?

+4 HS
Poison nuts's picture

Jut got reeaaallll dusty at my house.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

+3 HS
ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Go Wofford.  Hopefully this guy gets his big shining moment.  And hopefully they knock those overrated assholes to our north out of the tourney in hilarious fashion.

Class of 2010.

+1 HS
buckeyeEddie27's picture


I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

OSUStu's picture

Wow.  That was touching.  Hopefully they mention this at the beginning of the game so the whole world can root against Michigan.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee