Okay StitchHeads, here is your 2015 Regional night-before primer. Can’t wait for tomorrow. Let’s get it on.
Not sure how much importance you put on mid-week games – keep in mind the RPI still loves them – but there were a few more big-impact results from yesterday.
Some leftover pics from the two venues I was at this weekend, Sunken Diamond and Dodger Stadium. And by the way, doesn’t this pic of Dodger Stadium look wicked cool? I mean, who wouldn’t want to hang out here for a baseball game or two?
In the battle of national powers, it was another very entertaining game at Sunken Diamond on Friday night. But once again Stanford makes the right plays at the right time to skate by with another nip-and-tuck win over visiting Texas, 5-3. The Cardinal have now won the first two games of the four-game series.
I also got the chance to see the first six innings of San Francisco’s 4-0 shutout of UC Riverside as Anthony Shew spun a real gem for the Dons on the mound.
My Mike Martin column on ESPN
To that in a minute. First, the usual…
This Day in History, March 5th
The new Hall of Fame class is here.
No big shocks of course. Just a lot of well-deserved talents.
Today in history, March 4th:
- In 1888, Knute Rockne was born in Voss, Norway. He would emigrate to Chicago at age five and become an All American end for Notre Dame in 1913, helping to popularize the forward pass.
Here’s a note on fanatic fans.
On this day in history, March 2nd.
- In 1960, USC opens its season with an 8-4 win over Occidental College. The Trojans would go on to finish the 1960 season at 32-11 and national runner-up to Minnesota. They would play the Gophers three times in Omaha that season, all three of which went into extra innings, including the title game which Minnesota won 2-1 in 10 innings.