Friday, October 14, 2005
Today is the start of my second favorite college sport, College basketball, at midnight major basketball programs will have there annual Midnight Madness celebration practice. So the Kentucky, Kansas, Syracuse, North Carolina, and Duke fans can forget for a few hours about football season here in October. Giving these dominate basketball schools hope for the spring, when all this practice in October will pay off. So while you are either watching in a packed gym or over a webcast, or on ESPN U. Here is to the college programs have a reason to practice at midnight.
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Baylor on the road in the Big 12
Baylor won its first Big 12 road game ... ever. The 23-13 win over Iowa State makes the Bears 1-37 on the road since the league began ten years ago, and makes them 4-1 so far this year with only an overtime loss to Texas A&M.
And people in South Carolina complain about bad football, this is ridicules. It took 10 years for the Bears to pull off a road victory. Granted the Gamecocks can’t beat the good teams in the SEC, but at least we beat the crappy one on a regular basis.
Oh this truly is Texas football at its best
Monday, October 10, 2005
Some might say that the win over Uk was not all that great, but when you have been playing as poor as Carolina this season, a spark might end up turning the season around. Today the SEC honored two of Carolina's impact players for there performances against the Wildcats.
Simpson, a 6-1, 201-pound sophomore safety, was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week. The Rock Hill, S.C. product tallied a season-best 13 tackles, including nine solo stops with a fumble recovery and an interception in the 44-16 win over the Wildcats. He returned a fumble 19 yards for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter and his pass interception led to another USC TD. With USC head 17-16 in the third quarter, the Carolina defense, led by Simpson, held Kentucky to 82 yards over its final seven drives.
Rice, a redshirt freshman from Gaffney, S.C., was honored as the SEC Freshman of the Week. The 6-4, 192-pounder posted career-highs with eight receptions for 125 yards and two touchdowns in the victory. He has caught a touchdown pass in each of his first five collegiate games, tying the school record set by Jermale Kelly in 1997.