College Sports

23 May 19
Oh Shay Can you See

Baseball, High Tensions, Snowflakes, VT, and an African Booty Scratcher…. Click the picture to read what all of these things have to do with each other

23 May 19
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In many ways coming out as bisexual transformed me, even beyond the fact that it made me who I felt I had always been. As a bi women, I felt I could more easily grasp how men thought, and as a woman who had grown up as straight, I also understood how women thought. I felt a sage sort of sanity considering both sides, confident it would make me better at wooing either sex, confident it would make me more understanding of the worries and blunders of either.

23 May 19
Welcome

By Chuck Carroll. (CBS Los Angeles/CBS Local) — It’s on. With All Elite Wrestling, for the first time in nearly two decades, Vince McMahon and WWE face a worthy competitor. The first true shot of what will be a bruising and well-funded war for wrestling supremacy will be fired Saturday as All Elite Wrestling premiers […]

23 May 19
VOICE OF THE HWY

CLOSE SportsPulse: Racing legend Mario Andretti looks back on one of the greatest accomplishments of his incredible career: winning the 1969 Indy 500. USA TODAY Sports INDIANAPOLIS – Mike Tirico has done “Monday Night Football.” He’s broadcast the Olympics and the World Cup, golf’s majors and tennis’ grand slam events. College championships. The first disqualification […]

23 May 19

The pros can make it all look so easy. Is it conducive for impressionable athletes that look to emulate the professional style of play? Depending on the competitive level, let’s discuss a few transferable elements that come from watching NBA games that could be applicable to lower levels (college down to the youth levels). To […]

23 May 19
News Directory

Photo by Alex Meyer Michael Koon, the interim president of the Community College of West Virginia West, and Stephen Greiner, president of the University of West Liberty, signed a right to sign a transfer agreement on Tuesday evening at the Northern Ireland Students' Union. <! – ARTICLE -> Community College leaders of West Virginia West […]

23 May 19
Welcome

By Chuck Carroll (CBS Los Angeles/CBS Local) — It’s on. With All Elite Wrestling, for the first time in nearly two decades, Vince McMahon and WWE face a worthy competitor. The first true shot of what will be a bruising and well-funded war for wrestling supremacy will be fired Saturday as All Elite Wrestling premiers […]

23 May 19
PhillyLacrosse.com

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/23/19 From Press Release More than 100 of the nation’s top senior men’s college lacrosse players will participate in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Senior All-Star Games sponsored by Warrior. The games will be held on Friday, May 24 at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md. There will be a Division […]

23 May 19
Housewife for A Year

When we are unhappy, most of us indulge in something to supplement the emptiness. We dive in to forget or cover what we’re really feeling. Sometimes we don’t even know we’re doing it until the damage is done. For me, the indulgence was food at one point and acceptance of others at another. The problem […]

23 May 19
When Women Inspire

If having a baby inspires you to change your career, then there’s a lot of research and planning to do for the move to be successful. But once that’s in place, the sky is the limit! Life after baby can be amazing, personally and professionally.

23 May 19
Twin Cities
It did not require much convincing for Maddie Houlihan to commit to the University of Minnesota. Only an offer. On the wall of the teenager’s bedroom was a signed poster of the 2010 Gophers softball team. The Plymouth native regularly attended games in high school, recalling an Easter Sunday afternoon spent at a Gophers game, then rushing to her grandparents that evening for holiday dinner. It had long been Houlihan’s dream to don the maroon and gold. “It was kind of one of those things that if I got the opportunity to play here, I knew it was one that I couldn’t pass up,” Houlihan said. “You hear the big names of the Floridas, the Texases, all the big southern schools, I just knew if I could play for my home state, that would be my dream come true.” So when the Benilde-St. Margaret’s standout finally got the opportunity to play for Minnesota, she was sold. Houlihan attended weekly hitting clinics at the Central Sports Complex Dome in Plymouth when she was 12 years old. Working the clinic was then-Gophers assistant coach Jessica Merchant. “I got to know her through that, and she went back to the coaching staff and said, ‘This girl, she could maybe play,’ ” Houlihan said. Soon, Houlihan started to receive emails and calls from the coaching staff, and eventually she came to campus on a visit. She committed that day. “The old coaching staff kind of took a chance on me,” Houlihan said. “I’ve been here ever since.” And the Gophers are better for it. Entering its best-of-three Super Regional this weekend against LSU, Minnesota is 44-12 this season and 184-48 in the senior outfielder’s four seasons. Heading into her final series at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium, Houlihan ranks in the top five in program history in runs (183), doubles (50) and walks (111), and is fast-approaching that list in hits (240) and RBIs (168). She has won Big Ten conference tournament championships, has a regular-season conference title, earned all-conference and all-region honors and was named the Big Ten tournament’s Most Outstanding Player in 2018. Simply put, Houlihan will go down as one of the program’s all-time greats. [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]“She is Minnesota softball. She’s a Minnesota kid, and she bleeds maroon and gold,” Gophers coach Jamie Trachsel said. “She epitomizes what it means to be a Gophers softball player. She’s been instrumental, for four years, in the success of this program.” It all started with her very first game in 2016. The Gophers were playing Utah Valley in their season opener and the then-freshman had no idea whether or not she would even play. Then, in the pregame meeting, her name was announced in the starting lineup. “When I heard it, I honestly didn’t hear anything the rest of the meeting,” Houlihan said. “It was just like one of those surreal feelings, like ‘Holy crap, this is my chance, my opportunity,’ and I kind of just ran with it and made the most of the chances I got.” In that first game, Houlihan doubled and hit a home run. And so began one of the program’s most storied careers. Houlihan remembers her mindset when she stepped onto campus four years ago. Play or not, just being a member of the program was her dream. “And anything after that would be an added bonus,” she said. For four years, she has piled up one bonus after another. But she has maintained that same mindset, always grateful for every opportunity, doing her best to take advantage of it. Early in her career, she paid close attention to the program’s top players, learning from then-assistant coach Kaitlyn Richardson and watching everything star ace Sara Groenewegen did. Houlihan learned to have a strong mind, which is so important when playing a game of failure. She spent ample time in the weight room in the offseason, helping her improve and stay healthy. The right fielder has missed just one game in her college career — to attend her grandmother’s funeral. Every time the Gophers take the field, the head coach has the luxury of penciling Houlihan’s name into the lineup without a second thought. “I just wanted to be someone that people could rely on and know that I would always be there and be a steady presence,” Houlihan said. “I think it’s easy to let the highs and lows of the game kind of take over your mentality and your attitude. I’ve always just tried to challenge myself to let the game be the game and just enjoy all the good things and learn from the not-so-good things, but to not let that dictate my attitude toward my teammates, toward my coaches, and just find a way to learn from the things that aren’t going well and take pride in the success that I’ve had.” For those personal successes, Houlihan credits her teammates and coaches for putting her in good positions and pushing her to be her best. Gophers second baseman MaKenna Partain, one of Houlihan’s good friends, will remember Houlihan for the teammate she’s been. Not once, Partain said, has there been a single moment Houlihan didn’t put the Gophers ahead of herself. The Minnesota kid has too much pride in her state, and her program, for that. Four years ago, Houlihan laid out a few simple, yet lofty, goals for her career. She wanted to give the game everything she had and be the best leader and teammate possible, taking advantage of every second she spent in this program. She’s done all of that, and more. “She literally is Minnesota softball, and you’ll hear everybody say it,” Partain said. “She embodies everything we preach, every value, everything.” That, more than all of the hits and the run production, is what will be missed most when Houlihan’s career ends. “It’ll be a hard goodbye when she leaves this program,” Trachsel said. “But hopefully a lot of tears with some great memories, and hopefully one more championship under her belt.” [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]Houlihan said she’s leaving Gophers softball as a better person than when she entered it, but is quick to point out she’s not done yet. She called last weekend’s regional championship “a dream come true.” For at least one more weekend, the dream lives on. This weekend marks her first Super Regional appearance, with a trip to the Women’s College World Series on the line. “What a way to go out,” Houlihan said. “I couldn’t say enough good things about the four years that I’ve had here, and I think I saved the most special year, with what this team has been doing, for my last year. . … I truly believe that it’s only going to get better hopefully for the next couple of weeks if all things go well. “It’s all been, honestly, a dream come true.” NCAA SOFTBALL SUPER REGIONAL What: LSU vs UMN When: 4 p.m. Friday Where: Jane Sage Cowles Stadium, Minneapolis
23 May 19
Sport Archives

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas has promoted temporary men's tennis coach Bruce Berque to permanent status after Longhorns won the team's national championship. Berque took over the program in February when former coach Michael Center was arrested in the nationwide college admission bribe scandal. Center later alleged guilty of federal fraud and faces between 15 and […]

23 May 19
The College Fix

Prof had alleged history of discrimination, hostile work environment.

23 May 19
FanBuzz - Sports News - NFL | NCAA | NBA | WWE

The LSU Tigers headed into Thursday’s SEC Tournament coming off the longest game in program history. On Wednesday, head coach Paul Mainieri’s squad lost to Mississippi State, 5-4, after 17 innings in the longest game in tournament history. That game ended after six hours and 43 minutes, but LSU didn’t have much time to sleep. […]

23 May 19
USA TODAY Sports

The LSU baseball team defeated Auburn with a walk-off victory in Thursday’s 2019 SEC Baseball Tournament game.

23 May 19
Keira's views on sports

Greetings Readers, During my time here at Central Penn College, I am taking Projects in Corporate Communications with Professor Paul Miller. In this class, Professor Miller presented us with a professional project with a local organization/group/individuals. The individual I have a pleasure working with is Coach Kasey Hicks of the Lady Knights Women’s basketball team. […]

23 May 19
Brandon Wojno's ENGBlog 208

It was cold and loud while I sat in between the boards of a hockey rink in the score keeping box. There was a half full vanilla coke bottle on the table in between a tin of chewing tobacco and the score keeping panel. Players were cursing back and forth like every night at City […]