In the blink of an eye the tournament goes from 64 teams to 16. Waking up this morning as one of the teams that gets to play another day is an amazing feeling, to say the least. It hasn't been an easy road for us this year.
I have some really wonderful memories when I look back on my career, but overall, playing at the Colonial as the only woman in a PGA Tour event stands out for a lot of reasons. A major one is simply the journey that led up to it.
On paper, it looks like a mismatch. It’s Stanford against Texas A&M for the NCAA women’s tennis championship today in Urbana, Ill. Stanford has claimed 16 NCAA titles and has six runner-up finishes since 1982, while the Aggies will be making their first appearance in the finals.
On to super regionals we go! As if my team needed any extra motivation to get this regional weekend done in three straight wins, it was a hot one in Norman. The fans were on full blast in the dugout, and the rosin bags got worn out.
Howdy from Aggieland! Wow, what a weekend for Texas A&M softball. I want to start off by thanking our incredible fan base for coming out to the Aggie Softball Complex all weekend. The heat climbed in the south Texas sun, but that didn't stop the 12th Man from making their presence known to the visiting teams and to everyone watching on national television.
It's finally coming together and we are almost there. This was such an incredible weekend for Sun Devils softball. Dallas Escobedo was absolutely lights out in the circle. Her confidence within herself and within the team is what is going to take us all the way to Oklahoma City.
A New York cabbie is believed to be the first person in the United States to be issued a speeding ticket on this date in 1899. No, not for going 110 in a school zone, but for "speeding" down Lexington Avenue at 12 mph in his electric car.
I hope everyone is enjoying all the softball on TV as much as I am.! The postseason is the most exciting part of the year. This is what each team works for day in and day out, which is to be able to get back to the big stage in Oklahoma City.
Bill Laimbeer, coach and general manager of New York Liberty, turns 56 today. Laimbeer is among 16 former NBA players who went on to coach in the WNBA. He won NBA championships in 1989 and 1990 with the Detroit Pistons.
Only one filly has won the Preakness Stakes since 1929, and that was Rachel Alexandra in 2009. She became the first filly to win both the Kentucky Oaks and then the Preakness. Later that year, Rachel Alexandra was named the American Horse of the Year.
I hope everyone has had a great week. As you all know postseason has finally arrived, and it’s my favorite time of year. This past weekend did not go exactly as planned at the SEC tournament, but it was still great preparation for regionals.
WNBA Cares Week is here again, and there are two things that I am thinking about and eager to be a part of: our New London Community Meal Center visit and the Heart of Hope Foundation. On May 23, my Connecticut Sun teammates and I will be serving dinner at the New London Community Meal Center.
We did it! We finished the Big 12 season exactly how we wanted, clinching the Bedlam series and the conference championship on Saturday, and finishing the sweep via a Keilani Ricketts no-hitter and a couple of Lauren Chamberlain home runs on Sunday.
The New York Stock Exchange can trace its origins back 221 years, to May 17, 1792. At one time, the opening and closing of trading was marked by a gavel, and then later by a gong. Today, a bell signifies the opening and closing of business, and, since 1995, celebrities and athletes have been taking part in the action.
Since the last blog, Texas A&M softball won our series against Mississippi State and traveled to the SEC tournament in Lexington, Ky. With the way the seedings worked out, we faced Alabama in the opener and dropped a tough back-and-forth loss.