It is spring, right?
Yesterday, March 20th, the first day of spring. Yes, it is spring.
It was hard to notice. I barely watched basketball as I spent most of the weekend (still in Texas) tearing down a VMWare-based system and rebuilding it. The world keeps building faster computers, networks, and communications systems, and it still takes a huge amount of time to move stuff around because y'all (I am under the influence of Texans) keep making and saving more data.
I did get to finally meet Brian Towle last night, and he took me on a short tour around AT&T Stadium and that other one where they play Major League Baseball. Then there's a big ol' Walmart right next to them that was constructed in the same fashion as the baseball stadium. Cute, Texas.
On the way home I wanted to take my brother's VW Passat and run it up to 120-140 mph just to see if I could but I didn't because I am old (or something).
Unfortunately, I missed some wild tourney action.
Watch Frank Kaminsky’s reaction to Bronson Koenig’s game-winner « Big Ten Network
Wisconsin fans still love Frank Kaminsky. And Kaminsky still loves Wisconsin. If there was ever any doubt about the latter, it was squashed by the 2015 national player of the year's must-see reaction to Bronson Koenig's game-winning
March Madness 2016: Wisconsin beats Xavier on Bronson Koenig buzzer beater - Bucky's 5th Quarter
Madness. The Badgers advanced to the Sweet 16 on a Bronson Koenig buzzer beater.
Villanova bludgeoned Iowa for most of 20 minutes and that was all it took for them to advance to the Sweet 16.
'Nova did the same thing to us when we played them but it wasn't as sweet as this one.
Texas A&M Aggies Stage Wild Comeback Against Northern Iowa - Team Speed Kills
This should not have happened, but it did.
A frame-by-frame breakdown of a truly miraculous 44 seconds
Wow. Just wow.
2016 NCAA Tournament - Notre Dame 76 - Stephen F. Austin 75 - One Foot Down
Freshman Rex Pflueger provides the last second heroics to propel the Notre Dame into the NCAA Regional Semi-Final.
ACC is looking awfully sweet after NCAA opening weekend - LA Times
Tilt an ear toward the East, and you can almost hear the chant emanating from the opposite seaboard: "A-C-C, A-C-C!" The NCAA tournament's Sweet 16 is saturated with Atlantic Coast Conference members, seven of whom avoided getting scratched off brackets. Wait, what? Maryland, perpetually linked...
Minnesota Womens Hockey: Gophers Complete Back to Back NCAA Titles with 3-1 Win Over BC - The Daily Gopher
Four of the last five NCAA titles reside in Stadium Village!!!
Big Ten Tournament Champs - Maize n Brew
Michigan defeats Minnesota 5-3 to win their first Big Ten Tournament Championship HOCKEY
Finally, the Rutgers basketball coaching search has come to an end. In a move first reported by Steve Politi of NJ.com, it was reported that Pat Hobbs set his mind on Steve Pikiell
This sounds as if Rutgers might have actually done something right? What the hell......
Lincoln – After dropping the series opener on Friday, the Nebraska baseball team (11-7, 0-0 Big Ten) responded with a pair of wins over the Wichita State Shockers (6-13, 0-0 MVC) to take the series. Following a 4-0 shutout on Saturday the Huskers took the rubber match on Sunday, 7-3.
After the Friday disaster a nice bounce back. The baseball team seems like they're continuing to get it together.