Southwest Collegiate Plunge (M)
Missouri vs. A&M (W)
The City of Denton needs an aquatics center manager. Info is here.
For those of you new to the story, Joseph Stanton's Caring Bridge site is here. Terri's latest post includes:
I’m hoping after today’s parade we’ve gained some new prayer warriors as I put Joseph’s Caring Bridge link on the handout we passed out. If any of you are brand new to Joseph’s Caring Bridge site, WELCOME. We hope that you’ll become a prayer warrior for my “prince” as I love to call him. It wasn’t but about a month ago or so someone left a guestbook message that they just learned about Joseph’s accident and started with the very first entry almost 17 months ago and read every entry. We are so blessed………
SMU's Therese Svendsen was last week's Conference USA Swimmer of the Week. Read more here.
The NCAA's going to allow schools to kick athletes a couple grand extra per year.
Wonder where the money to give 85 football players another $2,000 annually will come from? Don't have to think too hard now, do you?
In a Star-Tribune article (here), Minnesota women's basketball coach Pam Borton knows what'll happen:
Borton fears that the extra financial burden placed on schools could lead to drastic measures.
"You have to be fair, and you have to be consistent across the board whether it's men or women, whether it's tennis or football," she said. "If not, you're going to get into Title IX issues, you're going to get into a lot of other things. ... I think you'll see more sports cut because of this, more opportunities taken away from other student-athletes in other sports."
The Title IX card has been played. Anyone care to bet on which men's sports take a hit?
Looks like the Big XII men's conference meet won't become a TCU/UT dual after all. West Virginia University Mountaineers coach Vic Riggs:
“WVU swimming and diving is excited to make this move to the Big 12 Conference. The level of competition for swimming and diving in the Big 12 is among the best in the country. Being able to join a conference that historically produces some of the best swimmers and divers in the NCAA will not only help our program grow and improve, but also provide our athletes the best opportunity to reach our goal as a program of consistently competing at the NCAA Championships.”
Ghoul at the Pool
Southwestern vs. Trinity
Rice Fall Invite (W)
Incarnate Word vs. Ouachita Baptist
Pics of Texas pros at nationals from USA Swimming's SwimCam Galleries:
200 fly champ Kathleen Hersey:
Breaststroke king Brendan Hansen:
100 freestyle national champion Garrett Weber-Gale:
Pflugerville HS/Texas Gold ex Micah Lawrence won the 200 breast for Auburn: