The KU Alumni Association claims to have information about 440,000 graduates of the school. That means there has to be plenty of famous Jayhawks to keep an eye out for at future KU-TCU sporting events in addition to the athletic alumni mentioned earlier in the week. Here are a few of the notables:
flipping off Bills fans from his suite at a game in 2009, he earned an engineering degree from KU.
impersonation Norm MacDonald did of him on SNL back in the 90s. Did you know, though, that he played football, basketball and ran track for the Jayhawks while an undergrad at KU?
Friday, May 18, 2012
|Hey Orsini, I think my office is looking for interns...|
Why is this such a good thing? Well, for one, SMU's recent mini-athletic resurgence appears to have been largely built on debt. A few weeks ago, the SMU Daily Campus reported that the school's athletic department had lost...wait for it... $113 million over the past seven years. Those high-profile hirings of June Jones and Larry Brown? Largely financed by wealthy donors. That's nice and all that they have donors will to throw money at the athletic department, but the need for alumni to help the athletic department make payroll is a clear indication that Mustang athletics isn't quite the sturdiest ship in the college athletics ocean. It's also kind of funny because if SMU alum Jeff Skilling weren't already in jail, his criminal accounting techniques could've been relied upon to paint a very different portrait of the department's financial situation and today would probably just be another day at the office for Orsini.
The Dallas Morning News is reporting that this move is a result of an ongoing feud between Orsini and SMU president Gerald Turner. The rumor sent our way from a friend of Spit Blood that, for legal reasons we want to clarify we can't prove or disprove, is that Orsini was overheard drunkenly disparaging his boss at a social function over the weekend. The school has reportedly already launched a national search for his replacement- and while I'm sure there are plenty of SMU alumni that will be willing to give Daddy's money to pay the new AD, how many top-notch execs are going to want to step into this atmosphere right as the school moves into the shaky-as-ever Big East?
|Brance Rivera is looking to close out his TCU career with another conference crown|
It's not going to be very safe of a bet to count on New Mexico losing this weekend, though. They've got Air Force at home, and won the first game of that series 22-4 last night. If they pull off what feels like an inevitable sweep of the Falcons, it will force the Frogs to sweep the Aztecs or else give the Lobos the title and the #1 seed in next weekend's conference tournament.
Andrew Mitchell is slated to start tonight's game against SDSU sophomore Cole Swanson, who carries a 3.44 ERA into the game that will be just his 4th start of the season. Last time out against the Aztecs, Mitchell lasted just 4⅓ innings after 7 walks inflated his pitch count to 92 early in the game. Freshman Preston Morrison, who gave up just 1 run in 7 innings against SDSU earlier in the year, will face the Aztecs' Ryan Doran on Saturday. Doran picked up the lone win for SDSU in that series. Sunday's game, where the conference crown is likely to be on the line for the Frogs, will feature Stefan Crichton taking on "TBA" for San Diego State. To tell you the truth, I haven't seen TBA pitch much so I couldn't tell you much about his stuff.
TCU needs three wins to clinch 7th (and final) MWC title Star-Telegram
Frogs hosting SDSU this weekend to close out regular season gofrogs.com
Circling the Bases:
TCU charges into lead at NCAA Central Regional Star-Telegram
Freshman Brun leads Frogs to NCAA Regional lead after Day 1 gofrogs.com
TCU ranks 3rd nationally in home attendance gofrogs.com