It is the first day of football season, but got a few basketball tidbits wanted to pass on by: Spoke with Liz Keena on the phone this afternoon, she’s the first verbal recruit for Carolyn DeHoff for the 2011 season. She’s going to be a senior this year at Hastings High School, she averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds a game this past season for a team that went 2-25. Keena said that her team plays in a tough conference and most squads game planned against her. Keena came up last January for the SDSU game and said she was impressed with the fans and atmosphere of a women’s basketball game. She has family in the area, her parents are originally from Barnesville…she had strong interest from Northern Iowa. Was also up at the BSA yesterday to see the incoming Bison freshmen men work out for a story we’re working on for next week. Taylor Baxter, Marshall Bjorklund and Trayvonn Wright are all HUGE…and all have gained weight in the 2 months since they’ve been in Fargo. Baxter and Bjorklund told me that there’s a good chance that they’ll see the floor this fall. Look for that story next week on WDAY.