Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Random Aces

There has been a bevy of news of interest to this blogger, too many to not share in a random post.  I excel at randomness.

On Tuesday night, Daniel Hudson pitched eight strong innings in a 6-1 victory over two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum.  It looks like Justin Verlander has some competition for the best former ODU baseball player in the Majors.  They have 26 wins between them this season.  While Verlander is obviously the more dominant pitcher, Hudson is in his first season in the Majors and has plenty of time to improve.

I got to see Verlander take on the Orioles earlier this season.  I'll give you one guess who won that contest.

Tickets for the second annual Colonial Clash went on sale Tuesday.  The University of Massachusettes takes on the University of New Hampshire at Gillette Stadium.  This may be the first and only time I post a link to the New England Patriots' website with no malice.  Last season almost 33K people saw the Wildcats defeat the Minutemen 39-13.  I can't find word on whether the Colonial Clash will continue once UMass leaves CAA Football for the MAC.

Towson football announced officially today that it will take on the Tigers of LSU in September 2012.  On another Towson note, their football media guide from their official website is worth a look.  New Towson basketball coach Pat Skerry was interviewed on WBAL this evening.  It's hard to not like this guy, from everything I've heard and read from and about him. 

Old Dominion basketball got a verbal commitment from Aaron Bacote of Bethel High School.  The rising senior averaged 15-5-3 as a junior last season and more importantly has a 4.1 GPA.  On more of a downer note, the Monarchs learned that star Kent Bazemore may miss games into December with an injured foot.  George Mason, the Virginia basketball rival of ODU that has respectable fans (I'm 100% genuine here), also picked up a verbal commitment from a solid prospect. 

This photo is sponsored by Jerry Beach to counteract my compliment to GMU fans.

The Virginian-Pilot had an amazing story on the new tennis coach, Aljosa Piric.  It was also announced today that the Monarchs men's soccer team is ranked 26th in the College Soccer News preseason poll. 

Lastly, is really coming through with quality information in its FCS Roundtable.  This week's topics include key conference matchups and potential FCS wins over FBS programs. 

We'll take a look at Hampton University's football program in the next post.  Look for it by the end of the week. 

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