Monday, May 13, 2013

SEC Scramble, With a Side of Tremendous Stubble


♦ Mizzou Seeded Sixth, Set to Host NCAA Regional (
The Mizzou softball team will serve as one of 16 NCAA Regional hosts this weekend, announced Sunday by the NCAA Division I Softball Selection Committee. The Tigers received the No. 6 overall seed in the national bracket and are the top-seeded squad in the Columbia Regional with a 35-11 overall record...

♦ The Third Annual RMN Tremendous Stubble Charity Drive (RockMNation)
For the third straight year, we’re proud to be raising money for the MU Children’s Hospital. You see, there are people that are smaller than you – we call them kids. There is a high likelihood that you were once one. And sometimes, those kids get sick. When they get sick, if they live in Columbia, they go to the MU Children’s Hospital, where they’re taken care of by some of the best darn doctors in the whole darn world.

As I mentioned before, this is a cause near-and-dear to coach Earleywine and the MU softball team.

Basically, there are sick kids, and you can help them. If that’s not your thing, by all means, click out of your browser now. What’s that? Literally nobody clicked out of their browser? Super.


It’s simple: you pledge a certain amount for every game that the Mizzou softball team wins in the Women’s College World Series. The selection show for the WCWS is on Sunday, and Mizzou could begin play as early as Thursday, May 16...


Loss to Arkansas puts Vols at mercy of rival in order to reach SEC tournament (Go Vols Extra)
For at least one weekend, Tennessee fans will also need to be Kentucky fans.

The Vols lost 10-2 to No. 14 Arkansas in front of 8,523 fans at Baum Stadium Sunday and remain on the outside looking in for the 12-team SEC baseball tournament field.

In order for Tennessee to earn its first league tournament berth since 2007, the Vols (20-28, 7-18 SEC) must win one more game this weekend at home against Texas A&M than Missouri does at home against Kentucky...

SEC Baseball After Last Weekend: What's Left to Sort Out in the 2013 Season (Team Speed Kills)
The No. 11 and No. 12 seeds. In a normal year, your humble correspondent would rant even more emphatically about the stupidity of a 14-team league having 12 seeds in its baseball tournament (it's worse than professional hockey), but at least it gives us something to pay attention to this year. Tennessee and Georgia are still in this thing, technically, at least in part because they have missed two and three games, respectively. The Dawgs face perhaps the longest odds: They need to sweep Florida (stop laughing), see Kentucky sweep Missouri and see Tennessee lose at least two to Texas A&M. Tennessee has a few more routes to the Top 12, but not many...

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