Monday, March 31, 2014

Men's NCAA Wrap-Up

Runner-up team:

 Their support team:

(via Granger Talley Twitter)

 An outstanding Day 3 put Cal on top in the team race.

The top ten teams:

California (468.5)
Texas (417.5)
Florida (387)
Michigan (310)
Georgia (259)
Auburn (230)
Arizona (198.5)
Southern California (182)
Stanford (155)
Indiana (141)

Texas A&M finished 44th, ending their 18-year streak of top-25 finishes.  Senior Frank Simon was 14th in the 400 i.m. (3:45.13 in prelims) for A&M.  Aggie recap article is here.

Special thanks to PH for fixing us up with
tickets to the sold-out Day 3 finals!

Complete Results

Diver of the Meet Michael Hixon:

Diving Coach of the Meet Matt Scoggin:

Eddie's post-meet interview:

Class all the way.  Made sure to mention suspended coach Jack Bauerle's Georgia squad.  Too bad Jack wasn't able to enjoy his women's team win last week and Chase's 400 i.m. American Record this week.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution posted an article on the suspension here.
In any case, the controversy has raised tensions between some UGA faculty and the athletic association’s compliance office and academic-support team.

Dick Hudson, a professor in Georgia’s college of agriculture and environmental sciences and a close friend of Bauerle’s, wrote McGarity in January. In an email dated Jan. 14, he accused the athletic department’s compliance office of being overzealous and threatened to take his complaints to the University Council “if this is not settled responsibly.” It is indicated in the letter that Hudson is not directly involved in the “academic matter” in question.

“Your compliance people are creating a bad name for your administration,” Hudson wrote, “and I am hearing from faculty across campus about this. Last summer, as you’ll recall, the integrity of one of my classes was questioned, something that upset our faculty over here. And no explanation was sent to me from those who were involved. I understand your need to be compliant with NCAA rules, regulations and policies, but those who work in this area seem to be trying to make a name for themselves, and doing so at the expense of a great coach and person.”

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