Coffee bean and steamed milk aromas hit your nose the moment you walk in. Tucked in the back of Big Momma’s Coffee and Espresso bar, men’s basketball coach Dana Ford gives dedicated fans an update on his team. The room echoes just enough, so Ford doesn’t speak loudly. The sun, just rising, peaks in through the windows behind Ford. The public meeting seemed like a catch up between friends.
Bears fan listen to head coach Dana Ford

Bears fans listen to head coach Dana Ford speak about the upcoming basketball season and ask questions about the team at Big Mamas.

Head coach Dana Ford speaks about the upcoming season

Head coach Dana Ford speaks about the upcoming basketball season and answers questions at Big Mama's coffee shop in Springfield, Missouri.

Bears fan listen to head coach Dana Ford

Bears fans listen to head coach Dana Ford speak about the upcoming basketball season and ask questions about the team at Big Mamas.