Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Did the Huskers Get their Groove Back?

Husker fans had to be generally pleased with the baseball team's performance down at the Big XII tournament in Oklahoma City... or at least they should have been after the 3 previous weeks. Yes, they got the #6 National Seed and the inside track to host a Super Regional. More important than that was regaining some of the momentum they lost during their end-of-season slump. Fans are disappointed with how the regular season ended, but overall, they should be pleased. The sweep of Alabama (#4 National Seed) and winning 3 of 4 from Texas (#3 National Seed) give the Huskers a strong resume. So what to expect? Well, they've proven they can play with anybody in the country (add in a tight 3-2 loss to #1 National Seed Rice in February)...and can lose to anybody(Northern Iowa and their #152 RPI). They could make a run through the College World Series...or the season could be over by Saturday afternoon.

One wonders how this weekend's games will be televised. Since the NCAA controls the rights to the regionals, Steve Pederson probably can't blackball NET and Kevin Kugler from broadcasting the games to the state.

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