Another weekend has come and gone, so it is time once again to head back to the office for another Monday morning. Fear not, though; however much your attention may have wandered over the last couple or three days, I can get you up to speed before you've even finished your morning cup of coffee:
- The Classic City Canines squared off with the Palmetto State Poultry at Foley Field in the super-regional round of the N.C.A.A. baseball playoffs, with South Carolina taking the first game on Saturday and the Diamond Dogs claiming victory in the second game on Sunday. The rubber game will be televised on E.S.P.N.2 tonight at 7:00 and the winner advances to Omaha for the College World Series.
- Ordinarily, I don't follow track and field that closely, but Jennifer Dahlgren is amazing. The Georgia junior won the national title with a hammer throw of 226 feet and four inches. That's over 75 yards. I don't know much about track and field, but three-quarters of a football field sounds like a pretty long way for a gal to hurl a hammer.
- The Realist is providing a thorough preview of S.E.C. teams, most recently including Kentucky, Vanderbilt, and Mississippi State. Meanwhile, Sunday Morning Quarterback is so serious about previewing every Division I-A team that he actually took the time to give detailed assessments of Rice and Boise State. The Realist and S.M.Q. are doing the work so you won't have to do it yourself.
- You asked for it, you got it. A particularly devoted Dawg Sports reader wanted to see Mary-Louise Parker, so here she is:
Whatever it takes to keep the fans happy. (Photograph courtesy Mark Seliger/Showtime.)
- As noted by MGoBlog and College Football Resource, iBlog for Cookies has taken issue with the number of Division I-A teams scheduling Division I-AA opponents. As a longtime proponent of improved out-of-conference scheduling, I have a tough time disagreeing with his position.
- The M Zone has taken the lead on behalf of net neutrality among intercollegiate athletics webloggers, marshalling support and directing our attention to a Stanford law professor's Congressional testimony upon the subject. While this issue is not altogether uncontroversial, I offered my thoughts, for whatever my opinion might be worth.