It is the return of the Thursday Rundown after a one week hiatus from when I was in Omaha. So it is time to shake off the dust and get right to it.
Representing in Wisconsin – A television station in Madison did a story on my counterpart at the University of Wisconsin. Yes, I am talking about Nate Moll, the same guy I got in a Twitter battle with last week. Anyway, I had sent Nate a #CCUSocialMedia t-shirt for being such a great sport. It just so happened that the shirt arrived at his desk the afternoon of the taping. He raised the t-shirt for all to see. Make sure to watch the story by clicking here, it is a fantastic look at his job.
Birdman – Last night I watched the critically acclaimed film “Birdman.” It was an okay movie but Best Picture? Wow, the Academy really sees things differently than me. Watching the movie while thinking about all the accolades it received made me even more fired up that “American Sniper” got completely snubbed.
Big Win – Our baseball team here at Coastal Carolina recently picked up a big win. On Tuesday night, the Chants welcomed the South Carolina Gamecocks to Springs Brooks Stadium. Yes, those same Gamecocks who won the College World Series in 2010 and 2011. South Carolina had not played a game on our campus since the early 90’s. Because of the long duration since the Gamecocks last played here combined with their pedigree, it was a huge game. On a gorgeous night, fans filled the ballpark. The standing room only area went at least five people deep. The home team delivered for the fans, defeating the Gamecocks in 11 innings. In addition to South Carolina, the CCU baseball team has defeated two ACC teams this year, Clemson and North Carolina.
NCAA Tournament – March Madness picks back up again tonight with the regional semifinal games. This evening’s schedule has some great matchups but I am looking forward to tomorrow when Gonzaga plays. To see the Bulldogs beat UCLA and then possibly win on Sunday to advance to the Final Four would be a great thrill for me. I would love to see Kentucky, Wisconsin, Michigan State, and Gonzaga in Indianapolis.
Latest Coastal Now – With the #CCU NCAA Tournament experience, this segment is now completely outdated but if you got two minutes take a look at my latest Coastal Now piece. If for no other reason, watch it just so you can see me totally goof up on saying the very awkward phrase of “our record for retweets per single tweet” (yes, I write these). Just for your information, a week ago tonight I sent out a tweet on our @CCUchanticleers account that received 275 retweets.
Have a wonderful evening! I am putting down the computer and watching the basketball games. Don’t Blink.