It's Shawn again...
The Panthers continue to find ways to win. UNI went on the road Saturday and beat a much-improved Missouri State team. I just hope the Panthers aren't peaking too early.
It was great to see a number of players from Drake's 2008 NCAA tournament team back for the alumni game. The Bulldogs' magical run is the best story I've covered during my nine-plus years working in television. Adam Emmenecker and Klayton Korver later joined Larry Morgan to call the Drake-Creighton game on Mediacom. Both were outstanding as color commentators as well. My seat just got a little warmer.
The Cyclones escape with a one-point home win over Colorado? It's too easy to pile on, so I'm not even going to touch that one.
To borrow a line from the great lyricist Paula Abdul, the Hawkeyes take two steps forward, then take two steps back. Iowa got flat-out punked by a mediocre Michigan team. The Hawks didn't hit their first field goal until the game was nearly 10 minutes old. Todd Lickliter told The Des Moines Register, "If they can't get focused for Illinois (on Wednesday), then they shouldn't have taken the scholarships. We signed up for the Big Ten." That's as blunt as I've ever heard Lickliter.
Does anyone want to play in the Pro Bowl? The Vikings Bryant McKinnie went AWOL in Miami and was kicked off the team. How do you get kicked off an all-star team?
Until next time...