On my trip to the Nebraska-Oregon football game, I was able to witness my first-ever Northwest League game. The Eugene Emeralds (Chicago Cubs) hosted the Vancouver Canadians (Toronto Blue Jays) in game one of the best-of-five championship series.
The Northwest League is a short-season, rookie level league. The 68-game schedule runs roughly from Father’s Day weekend through Labor Day. The league is divided into two halves and two division winners from the North and South divisions make the playoffs.
The eight-team league is comprised of teams in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Vancouver, which is the only Canadian team in the league. Continue reading “Northwest League, Emeralds & O Canada!”
Autzen Stadium is one the top venues in college football.
It was my third trip to Eugene and electric crowd had gathered as the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Oregon Ducks met in an early season clash. Continue reading “Huskers, Ducks and Long Travel Days”
Here are the scores from week three of Alabama high school football. Continue reading “AHSAA Scorboard”
The first weekend of the college football season is in the books. A total of 89 games over five days on the first full weekend of college football.
I began my fourth season with FOX Sports and our crew assembled for an Oklahoma double header on the first weekend of the new year. Continue reading “Oklahoma, Quarterbacks and Breakfast”
Here are the Week 2 scores from the Alabama High School Athletic Association.
There were some high-scoring games and some defensive-minded games last night.
Sulligent snapped a 19-game losing streak to Hamilton and Homewood snapped a 10-game losing streak to Vestavia Hills. Continue reading “AHSAA Scoreboard”
The Class A Midwest League Dayton Dragons have the hottest ticket in professional sports. They also have the longest sellout streak in professional sports history. Dayton has sold out all 1,224 games in its 18-year history. Read all about this incredible streak from this Cincinnati Reds farm club.
via Baseball’s Hottest Ticket: The Minor League Team with an 18-Year Sellout Streak | Bleacher Report
Florida A&M was penalized at the beginning of each quarter last night at Arkansas for illegal uniforms. According to NCAA rules, teams must have contrasting colors between uniform and the numbers. Apparently, FAMU did not get the memo. Photo courtesy: FAMU Athletics.
via Rattlers penalized in Arkansas game for illegal jerseys