In case you missed it, Georgia Tech's baseball team won its opening-round game yesterday against 2-seed #7 Florida State on the back of a strong pitching performance by Buck Farmer and back-to-back ninth inning, two out home runs from A.J. Murray and Mott Hyde. They play again today at 11am against Virginia.
In incredibly meaningful, important news, Jay Finch has been named to the preseason Watch List for the Rimington Trophy! This implies that he's considered one of the best 44 centers in the country prior to the season's beginning, something I completely agree with.
In more meaningful, exciting basketball news, Robert Carter Jr. and Marcus Georges-Hunt have been named to the USA U-19 World Championship practice team, where they will practice in Washington D.C. and compete with 22 other players to make the 12-man roster for the FIBA U-19 World Championship at the end of June.
In an act of unprecedented humility, Teddy Bridgewater has requested that Louisville not mount him a "Heisman Trophy campaign". This is significant for two reasons. First, it shows incredible character that he doesn't want the attention on him and would rather focus on his team's success this year (especially because any loss before bowl season will be considered embarrassing at best). Second, it implies that a school "mounting a Heisman campaign" is some crucial element of a player winning it, which I find absolutely ridiculous and moronic.
West Virginia's baseball team is in Oklahoma for the Big XII Tournament, and recently went through a local Wal-Mart to buy supplies for local tornado victims. We like to rag on West Virginia fans and teams at times, but this was truly a class act by their team. Good move, Mountaineers.
A stupid amount of hand-written letters being sent to a recruit? Old news. Pictures of a Bentley and a helicopter? Interesting strategy, Duke...