A cold start to Spring. That's the easiest way to sum up the last week at Bison U. Golf, Baseball and Softball all took to their playing areas across the country but they, in conjunction with the remaining winter teams, did not have the best of weeks. The women's Golf and Baseball teams was in Texas, the Softball team was in San Diego, and the men's Golf team was in Savannah. That's winning for losing, if you ask me. For those of us who are still grinding our way through the variant temperatures and sporadic snow fall, a warm locale does little. It didn't help that the teams who were around town this week barely showed up. So it's great that the Baseball and Softball teams got off to good starts but that's a weak consolation when compared with teams nearing the end of their seasons!
Team Skol continues to sort out their coaching staff. Beyond that everything is fan discussion and rumors. Nothing else to say beyond that.
The Northern Sun swimming championships went off this week in West Fargo. It was far from a clean sweep by MSUM but through the various events they came away with several high finishes in events, capped off with a title by Senior Erin Sullivan in the 100 individual medley.
The women's Basketball team continued their run of success through Saturday, when they fall to Duluth. 16 wins in a row and a share of the conference title make for a great regular season. Now the real tests begin. The first question comes on Wednesday night against Southwest Minnesota. I would hope that they've already done enough to qualify for the division 2 tournament but best that they don't leave it to chance over the next week! Things weren't as positive across the rest of the Dragonscape but let's just appreciate greatness!
Third come the Corncobs. Their women's Basketball team had dug too deep of a hole for itself to get out of and above .500 but a pair of victories this week must have felt good! Especially when the last one came in the season finale - senior night! As with Moorhead State, the rest of the week was abysmal for their athletics department. There were some other wins and a couple of the teams set themselves up for conference tournament action but I consider a season close out victory to be the best of the weeks lot for Concordia.
They made some moves so that they might have five starters come opening day. Whoopty-doo! So much for the talk of trying to make the team better of the surprising (and fun) run into the postseason last year! Are the Pohlad's the worst owners in sports? It's too relative to answer that overall but of the four major pro teams in Minnesota I don't think there is any argument. They're the worst, and it's not close!