• Every dog has its day. And
• If you can't beat 'em physically, beat 'em mentally. That's the Duke baseball way. In a tight race for the final spot in the ACC Tournament, the Blue Devils faced off against Clemson last week. After a four-run comeback in the ninth, the Tigers blasted a tater to take a two-run lead in the 11th. Game over, Tigers win. Right? Not so fast. After the two-run shot, a Duke official informed the ump that there'd been lightening spotted in the area (10 miles away) and the game was delayed 30 minutes. As the game was about to restart, the rain finally started to fall, but instead of covering the infield with water resistant material, Duke just sat in the dugout. The grounds crew having already clocked out, Blue Devils' coach
• It's one thing to win the Ivy League tournament, but it's a whole other thing to shut out your opponents in all three games. That's what the Dartmouth rugby team did this weekend in New York City, running up an aggregate tournament score of 145-0. The Big Green beat Columbia, 40-0 and Penn, 64-0, before the much anticipated finals - a 41-0 drubbing of Harvard. Dartmouth has now won three out of the last four Ivy League tournaments and eight of the last 11 (in the interest of full disclosure. I went to Dartmouth and hate Harvard -- but, c'mon, everyone hates Harvard).
• The Dean's List would like to honor a man of many superlatives -- former Arizona interim basketball coach
• The Dean's List rarely makes blanket statements, but here goes -- Facebook and college athletes don't mix. Arguments? Not from University of Buffalo guard
With grammar like that, can you blame the kid for trying to get someone else to write his term paper?
• Florida State and Miami don't like each other too much ... and the rivalry isn't limited to just football. Last weekend, the Seminoles and 'Canes faced off as the top two baseball teams in the country and, after Miami took two out of three from the home team, a fracas ensued. That's right, not a fight, but the less severe "fracas." Miami players celebrated too much after the game. FSU players confronted them. Words, but not punches, were exchanged and as the Miami players headed to the locker rooms, Seminole fans spit and threw soda on them. In the end, everyone was just happy that
• Everybody has this idea that a run deep into the NCAA Basketball tournament by a small school will lure more recruits and boost the program from relative anonymity to greatness. But the Dean's List isn't so sure of that. Look at George Mason. Sure, the Patriots made a lot of money from their 2006 tournament run, but have they significantly boosted the state of their program? It's got to be even tougher for Davidson, which made it to the Elite Eight this year, but also has the added burden of academic standards for its athletes. So far, the Wildcats haven't succeeded in recruiting a single scholarship player for next season. Coach