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UW-L keys to victory

UW-La Crosse baseball opens play today at the NCAA Division III Baseball Championships – known better as the D3 College World Series. The Eagles punched their ticket after an impressive weekend at Copeland Park, in which UW-L went 5-1, taking down Coe College twice on Sunday to clinch a berth.

The Eagles open up play today against Salisbury University of Maryland (33-4-1), a talented team from Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Here’s a look at a preview I wrote of the Sea Gulls (as well as one on another big factor for UW-L this season) for the La Crosse Tribune.

I’ve seen the […]

NCAA D3 Regional Update

Despite a disappointing performance at the WIAC tournament, the UW-L baseball team still had more than enough on their season resume to earn a bid to the NCAA Division 3 regional tournament at Copeland Park.

 

The Eagles bounced back with a 10-3 win over St. Scholastica to open the tournament on Wednesday, before running into a rainy Thursday night. That forced a shuffled schedule on Friday, with some question marks looming on Saturday too.

Friday, May 15, 2015
Game #8 – UW-La Crosse vs. Washington (Mo.) – 10 a.m.
Game #9- Concordia (Chicago) vs. Ripon – 1:15 p.m.
Game #10 – UW-Whitewater vs Loser Game #8 […]

Draft Day

In case you’ve been out of touch recently, tonight begins the 2015 edition of the NFL’s annual selection meeting.

Aka, it’s Draft Day.

I admire the work that “draft experts” do in the months, weeks and days leading up to the draft. It’s a ton of work. But it’s also a crapshoot, as there are trades and crazy GMs ready to shake up the draft board. Who knows who is going to be there when the Packers draft at the #30 slot? It’s tough to predict. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the four teams in the NFC […]

Should the NL adopt the DH?

I’ve long been an advocate of abolishing the DH rule in the American League. It probably comes from a slight bias, given that I cheer for the Milwaukee Brewers of the National League, but I truly like the brand of baseball better in the NL. That certainly doesn’t come from seeing pitcher (attempt to) hit on a daily basis, but rather the higher focus placed upon bunting, stealing bases, hit and run, pinch hitting, double switches, and so on. Or, you know, actually having to manage an entire game, rather than just a pitching staff.

Two marquee NL pitchers were […]

Hopeless Start

The Milwaukee Brewers finally showed some signs of life last night, posting a season-high in both runs and hits, but unfortunately, most of the offense came after the pitching had already put the game out of reach. Mike Fiers did something that you don’t see too many pitchers do, which is give up two grand slams in one game. Kind of impressive, in a bad way. Elian Herrera provided an offensive spark with a grand slam of his own, but when a team hits a grand slam and still loses by six runs, it’s generally not a good sign.

That’s […]

Weekend Kickoff Podcasts

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Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice and DFS Strategy
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A Soldier's Story: Remembering Major Stephen Reich
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Memorial Day Madness to stream LIVE March 25 on FOXSportsFlorida.com
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Watch Memorial Day Madness streaming live on FOXSportsFlorida.com on March 25. […]

Cavs' Kyrie Irving out for Game 3 with injured knee
Posted on May 25, 2015 at 12:48 am

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