It's my turn to do the Corn Flakes today, and in typical "me" fashion, there is no sense or order to the articles and since it's offseason anything goes.
The 14th-seeded Nebraska softball team dropped a heartbreaker to No. 11 Washington in the opening game of the 2013 Women's College World Series, falling 4-3 in eight innings.
Damn. So close to a win.
The Yankees outfielder is helping out the University of Illinois at Chicago, his alma mater, by personally funding over 70 percent of the new stadium costs.
If you like SB Nation on Facebook, you can find this post and the comments on it, including a could comments from people complaining that the money should have gone towards education. This despite the article containing a bit about Curtis Granderson having a Foundation that raises money for the education of inner-city kids. Nice job by this guy, even though he's a Yankee. That's what hurts, isn't it?
"I think there'll be a lot of conversation about the fifth team and who didn't get in and an 11-1 team that didn't get in because somebody's 12-0 that maybe wasn't quite as good as 11-1," he said. "If you take eight, you're not going to have that. The ninth team is going to have a concern, but it's not like the fifth team."
We're not even to a four-team playoff and you get people talking about expanding it to eight.
How 'bout we give the four-team playoff system a chance to work for a couple years? Then we can expand it to eight and make it a home field-based system, you know, like other divisions and the NFL have?
The president of Ohio State University said Notre Dame was never invited to join the Big Ten because the university's priests are not good partners, joking that 'those damn Catholics' can't be trusted, according to a recording of a meeting Gee attended according to a recording of a meeting he attended late last year.
The article also includes this gem:
"You tell the SEC when they can learn to read and write, then they can figure out what we're doing," Gee said, when asked by a questioner how to respond to SEC fans who say the Big Ten can't count because it now has 14 members.
Note that these comments were made last December.
Ten - just 10 - of the top topics in the 64-team NCAA baseball tournament, which starts Friday.
One more friggin' win and Nebraska is in the damned tourney. This fact still sucks and will continue to suck for the next year or until we get into the tourney again, which damned well better be next year.
Illinois isn't given much of a chance against Vanderbilt, but Indiana looks good to get out of their regional. What we want is a Big Ten team making it to the College World Series and Indiana has as good a shot at that as we've seen in a while.
I have to ask - how much attention do y'all give other schools/teams during the offseason?
I have asked myself that same question about a million times, and finally someone is taking it seriously.