I wouldn’t say that when the College World Series overlaps with the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials that parking is going to be at a premium, but the CWS began when the NCAA president said: “Gentlemen, start your engines.”
Coach Bo Pelini opened a Husker workout to the media this year. To compensate, he’s trying to bar all media from the UCLA and Iowa games.
Nick Saban called his critics “self-absorbed.” Before the press conference, Saban arranged to have a mirror placed on the wall opposite him so he wouldn’t lose sight of himself for even a second.
The NFL is looking to hire replacement refs. I have a sample question from the applicant tests. “A personal foul shall be called on a defensive player who _______ in the direction of the quarterback?” Answer: “Coughs or sneezes,” although “breathes” is also accepted.
Dallas Cowboys running back Lawrence Vickers was forced to leave practice after fire ants crawled inside his pants. But first he demonstrated the best open field moves since Gale Sayers.
South Sioux City’s Mike Gesell has been named to the Parade Magazine 40-player All-America Team. This is the highest honor a player can attain from a magazine that apparently thinks there are 40 players on a basketball team.
As of Friday, Division I basketball coaches can send unlimited texts to recruits. Which means at about 12:02 a.m. Friday, the first recruit’s cell phone blew up because of all the messages from Tim Miles.
How about all the intense emotion on display from the two pivotal cities in the NBA playoffs? Of course, I’m talking about the people of Seattle rooting against the Thunder and folks in Cleveland rooting against LeBron James.
A Celtics fan dumped beer on LeBron James. Security immediately whisked the fan out of the arena and drove him to the Stanley Cup Finals, where he was placed in a box seat.
Jerry Sloan turned down an opportunity to coach the Charlotte Bobcats. Reportedly, he may be eyeing a less taxing job — coal miner in Slovakia.
Rosenblatt Stadium is open to the public for one last time. The field is overrun with weeds, the seats are gone and there are only a couple dozen people milling about. So it’s a lot like the Big Ten baseball tournament.
The Los Angeles Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils in Los Angeles to win the Stanley Cup. Afterward, Devils fans were crying, mostly because they realized this meant they had to return to New Jersey.
The NCAA sent North Dakota State’s championship banner for winning the Football Championship Subdivision title to the University of North Dakota by mistake. If you follow sports rivalries in North Dakota, you know they’re not giving it back.
And finally: To deal with soccer hooligans at the Euro Soccer Championships, police in Poland brought in “testicle-biting dogs.” Actually, if I had to choose whether to encounter one of these dogs or make another road trip to Lubbock, I gotta go with the former.