Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wild World of Wednesday - March 25, 2009

Women's Hoops: Well, I was doing fine on my women's bracket until Duke lost. Argh. In addition, Tennessee was knocked out in the first round for the first time in their history. The two-time defending champs aren't taking a break though and are back in the gym to work out their playing issues. The team lost starters like Candace Parker to graduation and have seven freshmen. They'll certainly be working hard to not let this happen next year!

World Baseball Classic: Team Japan took home the title in the World Baseball Classic on Monday night. The defending champs won behind star Ichiro Suzuki's tie-breaking two-run single in the 10th inning. Suzuki claims divine intervention was the cause.

: Every year on the River Thames the University Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge takes place. In preparation for this year's race on March 29, the Oxford crew took on a group being dubbed the "Great Eight" made up of the absolute best in the world. The press called this the "Students v Supermen". Team Oxford has been practicing since September with the same line up. The Cambridge team is lead by Chris Nilsson, the coach for team New Zealand in the Beijing Olympics. Last year Oxford won the race by six lenghts.

(Thanks to Katharine for contributing the information about crew.)

Today in Sports History

1958 - Sugar Ray Robinson is first boxing champion to win 5 times

1972 - UCLA wins its 6th consecutive national basketball title

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