Finals and holidays bring disruptions

Originally Published: December 15, 2004
By Fran Fraschilla | Special to ESPN Insider
It's the most wonderful time of the year, as the song says -- except if you are a college basketball coach or player.

Most schools are in the middle of the fall semester's final exams this month and the Christmas holiday usually brings with it travel and scheduling complications, as well.

Fran Fraschilla is a college basketball analyst for ESPN. He formerly was the head coach at Manhattan, St. John's and New Mexico.