The most important and significant event in U.S. sports this weekend did not take place at the Olympics. Or on a basketball court, hockey rink, football or baseball field either. In fact, it was not even a game although we did keep score. The most important happening in the U.S. sports world took place in an Orlando board room. The United States Soccer Federation elected a new president. The person whose vision and management will shape the future of the sport at this critical juncture in history.
As a society, we seem to be taking sides. Of course, we’ve always taken sides but now it feels different. Maybe I’m being too idealistic or even naive. It just seems nowadays that in many walks of life, the easy decisions have been botched. Good vs Evil. Right vs Wrong. How does one pick evil and/or wrong, when given a clear choice? Yet time and time again it is happening. In college athletics, it seems to be an epidemic.
The governing body of college athletics is a largely clueless bureaucracy that is only slightly more effective than our government. Slightly. So imagine my surprise, actually shock, when it was learned earlier this week that the NCAA is seriously considering giving all the power to the athlete (student-athlete if you prefer) instead of the university. At least once.
Meanwhile FSW Men ranked 3rd nationally and Women 19th. They have combined for 51 wins so far this year (27 Men, 24 Women) and according to @mike_hill84 no school in the country at any level has won that many combined games. Not bad for Year TWO!
ESPN’s Bracketology- FGCU Women an 11 seed. Eagles would face 6th seeded Green Bay in Knoxville. Winner likely to face 3 seed Tennessee on Pat Summitt Court. Would be a bummer to face another mid major but would be amazing to play NCAA’s there!
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Selecting a term
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