While it might be a quiet week in college basketball and D-I college football, due to finals and a frustrating one-month vacation that the BCS imposes, it's been a championship week in a slew of other sports and divisions. This week's Dean's List
Back in 2006,
With his Aggies sitting at No. 12 in the polls with an 8-1 record, Texas A&M basketball coach
Not too long ago,
My how the mighty fall. Perennial hockey powerhouse Boston University was the Hockey East champ in 2006 and now, just two years later, they're stuck in the conference cellar with a 4-10-2 record. The Terriers have only three conference wins this season and are tied for last place in Hockey East with lowly Merrimack. And it's not the offense that's to blame. BU leads the conference in scoring with 56 goals on the season. But the defense has given up 59 goals, 23 in the third period alone, the most of any team in Hockey East. This could have something to do with the three-goaltender carousel BU has guarding the net. Or it could just be karma coming back to haunt the Terriers for recently imposing a draconian swearing policy at all athletic events that handcuffs loyal fans and keeps the cheers sweet and positive.
There's never a good reason to get suspended from you school's football team, but there are certainly a few ways that are dumber than others. Take for example, Colgate star running back
Talk about underestimating the size of your fan base. When the University of Hawaii found out it was going to play Georgia in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans the school decided that it would not be able sell its allotment of 17,500 tickets and so it handed over 4,000 to Georgia, which was all too happy to accept the tickets. Hawaii simply had no idea how many fans would want to travel the 4,095 miles to see the nation's only unbeaten team. After all, this is Hawaii's first bowl game outside the Aloha State since 1992. Oops! The remaining 13,500 tickets sold out in two days, leaving many Warrior season-ticket holders frustrated. Well, after much begging and pleading, Hawaii has received an additional one thousand tickets to the Sugar Bowl, which should placate most of those angry fans, at least until the Bulldogs run all over the Warriors, making a mockery of the BCS system.
In his 33 years of coaching,
There's no substitute for a college degree. A national championship can't replace it and a Super Bowl ring certainly can't take its place. Just ask