After three straight weeks in B1G Ten country, the next two weeks of the college football season sent our crew to back-to-back Big 12 venues.

No. 6 TCU defeated No. 23 West Virginia 31-24 on Oct. 7 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth. It was the only Top 25 matchup of the day.¬† The following week, No. 5 TCU overcame three weather delays to knock off Kansas State 26-6 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan. Continue reading “BIG 12 FOOTBALL, TCU WINNING STREAK AND WEATHER”



IMG_5917.jpgI spent three straight weekends in B1G Ten country. Those three weekends allowed me to check off new stadiums at Ohio State (Sept. 16), Purdue (Sept. 23) and Michigan State (Sept. 30).

I wrote about the trip to Columbus in my last blog, so this edition will focus on Purdue and Michigan State. Continue reading “B1G TEN COUNTRY, BREES AND SPARTY”

Minor League Baseball Tops 41 Million in Attendance

IMG_5733.jpgA total of 41,832,364 fans passed through the gates at Minor League Baseball games in 2017, the fifth-highest attendance total in the history of the organization, which was established in 1901.

Minor League Baseball’s 176 teams in 15 leagues drew over 41 million fans for the 13th consecutive season with overall attendance increasing 1.1 percent (455,162 fans) over 2016 and average attendance rising 2.4 percent (from 3,998 to 4,095) over last season.

A total of 14 teams set single-season attendance records. Continue reading “Minor League Baseball Tops 41 Million in Attendance”

AHSAA Scoreboard (Sept. 22)

ahsaa2A total of 28 teams topped the 50-point mark on Friday, including Mountain Brook’s thrilling 51-50 double-overtime win over Spain Park.

Eight teams topped the 60-point mark, including Hale County’s 73-0 blowout win over Holt. W.S. Neal (67), Hoover (63), Maplesville (63), Montgomery Academy (62), Central Phenix-City (62) and Crossville (61) all scored 60 points.¬†Here is the AHSAA Week 5 scoreboard. Continue reading “AHSAA Scoreboard (Sept. 22)”

The Horseshoe, Army and Super Heroes

IMG_5808.jpgMy trip to Columbus, Ohio was a grand slam. The three-day trip allowed me to check off a new college football stadium, s new college football team, state capital and a very unique breakfast locale.

I’ll start with the food because it was a very cool breakfast place and the food was excellent.

The Saturday morning breakfast was at Super Chef in downtown Columbus and a short walk from the state capital. The on-line menu grabbed my attention and the decor inside was like never before. The walls were covered with Super Heroes, from posters to comic books to prints. It was a Who’s Who of Super Heroes. I even found The Flash on one of the walls. It was very cool. Continue reading “The Horseshoe, Army and Super Heroes”

University of Akron to Bring Back Baseball

akron_z_logo_2015More often than not, schools are dropping college baseball programs. Kudos to the University of Akron, who announced today the return of the school’s baseball program.

Akron dropped baseball following the 2015 season. The school also disbanded the program from 1933-46. The sport is expected to return for the 2019-20 academic year.

via Akron Athletics