Hello Tiger fans. I'm coming to you today from the passenger seat of a DWU chrysler sebring as myself and Assoc. A.D. Cory Aadland are on our way to Branson for the Men's Basketball National Tournament. Just to start rubbing it in, we're just south of Kansas City and it's 63 degrees here with no snow in sight. It is a little cloudy. Oh well, maybe we'll get even better weather tomorrow. It's not like our golf clubs are in the trunk or anything...
BIG NIGHT/MORNING FOR BASEBALL
A quick update on the DWU baseball team ... though the Twins don't want the Metrodome anymore, we'll take it. Last night/early this morning the Tigers swept Hamline University out of the Twin Cities by the scores of 6-3, 3-2. DWU came from behind to win both games, and Clayton Grimstad and Ryan Santiago both went yard in the doubleheader to put us at 6-2 overall and 4-0 in the Dome. Cadwell's great, but we should just start using the Dome as our home field til the snow melts (aka May). Although that may mean we'd have to play more games like last night's 10:45 p.m. doubleheader. I was confused all day. I thought it had to be 10:45 a.m. I received the stats from Hamline's SID at 3:30 a.m. I'm actually kind of surprised we haven't played at this time before, with how in-demand our Wellness Center is!
"OTHER" NATIONAL UPDATES
The men's basketball team isn't the only one at nationals this time of year. Our wrestlers had a tough run this weekend in Oklahoma City. All four ran into an opponent ranked No. 7 in the nation or better, and the close matches just didn't go our way. However, Malik Stewart finished off his career with an NAIA Scholar Athlete honor, and 2009 All-American Jordan Harer also wrapped up an outstanding, record-setting career. Congrats to Coach Matt Sedivy and his guys for a great season and thanks to the seniors for your great Tiger careers.
Also, Coaches Pat Belling and Casey "Tibbs" Collins had the Tiger track team at Indoor Nationals in Johnson City, Tenn., where there were some good performances. Natalie Wipf set a new school record in the 200-meter dash and all the Tigers represented the school well. Congrats, and good luck in the outdoor season.
DORSEY MEDIA BLITZ
With the national tournament about to begin, I know exactly what you're thinking. You want more of GPAC Player-of-the-Year Darrin Dorsey. Well, you ask and I deliver...
CLICK HERE to read Leah Rado's column about Dorsey from this weekend's Daily Republic. (Hurry and read it online today before my former employer charges you for it!)
CLICK HERE to find the lastest LA Sports Riot Podcast with Logan Anderson and his special guest...you guessed it...Darrin Dorsey. A great interview. (It's in the podcast player in the top right corner)
OTHER NATIONAL TOURNAMENT STUFF
Since I'm in the car, and have been working for about the last three hours, I'm just going to provide some links and log off for now, and I'll check in again soon from the south's version of the Wisconsin Dells (that's the only thing I can think each time I go to Branson, being a Wisconsin native - although you have to replace "waterslides" with "country music").
CLICK HERE for the National Tournament page I put together, and add this one to your favorites. I recommend checking out the PDF of the DWU National Tournament media guide for a good look at the season so far. This will be the place for any and all DWU National Tournament info.
CLICK HERE for a press release about DWU's special events surrounding the National Tournament, and make sure to come to our pregame get-together if you're in Branson.
CLICK HERE for our Twitter feed, which will be updated often during our stay in Branson.
CLICK HERE for the DWU Tiger Fan Blog...Jon Mueller does a great job with the fan's perspective of Tiger basketball and offers some great insight and lots of great links. I check it daily.
That's it for now. Probably my turn to drive again. See you in Branson, or I hope we can hear you cheering all the way from Mitchell.