Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Florida wants to be TCU SOOO bad...

College Reports: the new gimp

... At least in matters of freedom of speech.  After Mark Cohen's publicized dismissal of oafish reporter "Boom goes the dynamite guy's illegitimate son," it looks like Coach Urban Meyer has taken it one step further by telling a former PLAYER that he is no longer welcome around Gator parts.  Ex- Florida QB Shane Matthews commented on how Florida failed to exploit an obvious personnel advantage in their loss to Ole Miss this year, and apparently Urb was not a fan.  Perhaps he's still clinging on to his days in extremist censoring Mormon land?  

Postseason just around the corner

After their weekend series win over Utah and Monday night's 5-3 win at Dallas Baptist, the Frogs now find themselves at 32-14 and ranked 14th in the country according to Baseball America. While a weekend in Las Vegas sounds like a dangerous distraction for a team that is already a lock for the NCAA Tournament, TCU still has far too much to play for when they take on UNLV this Thursday, Friday and Saturday to close out the regular season.

As we discussed last week, this year's MWC regular season title will be determined by winning percentage. At 12-5 (.706) in conference play right now, the Frogs are in the driver's seat to claim a 4th straight crown. In fact, winning two games against UNLV this weekend should clinch it for them. The Rebels have played well in Vegas, though, with a 21-10 record on their home field. If the Frogs were to slip up and lose the series, they not only run the risk of losing out on the regular season title, but possibly also out of a first-round bye in the MWC Tournament. San Diego St. plays at Utah and New Mexico plays at Air Force this weekend- both teams could pass TCU in the standings with three wins coupled with a series loss by the Frogs.

Then there is still the possibility that TCU could be chosen to host an NCAA Regional, as was detailed by David Peterson over at Basically, right now it looks like A&M will be chosen to host over TCU. But A&M has a weekend series against OU in Norman this weekend, and if they slip up there and have a pedestrian showing at the Big 12 Tournament, the Frogs and their superior RPI ranking could sneak past the Aggies with a sweep against UNLV and a dominant performance at the MWC Tournament at Lupton next week.

Just think about having an NCAA Regional at Lupton the same weekend as Colonial. My goodness, that could be one of the most satisfactory popcorn dinners I've ever eaten at The Oui...

Morning Dump

Front page of ESPN College Football

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From Hogan to Tiger, writer Dan Jenkins knows golf's majors USA Today

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