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Boston College Lacrosse vs. James Madison in the NCAA Tournament: Gametime, How to Watch,...

After a heartbreaking loss to Maryland last year, the Boston College women’s lacrosse team is back at the National Championship Game… after defeating Maryland in the semi-finals. The Eagles have another challenge on their hands as they will face James Madison University, another team that has only lost once this season. This should be another exciting (stressful) game, so make sure to show up or tune in to cheer on BC!
Who:
Boston College Eagles (22-1) vs.
James Madison Dukes (21-1)
When: Sunday, May 27 @ 12:00 PM
Where: Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, Stony Brook, NY
How to watch: ESPNU will air the game
Live stats: ncaa.com
How to follow: Follow @bcinterruption, @Lberestecki, @salzano14, and @BCwlax.
STATS
Goals per game: BC: 15.7 JMU: 15.7
Goals allowed per game: BC: 9.4 JMU: 9.

Cowboys news: Dak Prescott has 8th best odds for MVP, does he need a...

Prescott tied for 8th-best MVP odds with former winners Newton, Ryan – K.D. Drummond, Cowboys WireDo you realize that if you would have put a couple grand on the Vegas Golden Knights to win the Stanley Cup, you could be looking at a $1 million payday if they can just knock off one more opponent. That’s because the Vegas odds of the new expansion team to win it all at the beginning of the season was 500 to 1. You can score big if you “buy low” and that might lead some of us to bank on Prescott having a big rebound season. Despite all the nay-saying, the odds-makers are singing a different tune when they have to put their money where their mouth is.

Not everyone is ready to throw the baby out with the bathwater after all. Dak Prescott struggled mightily down the stetch of the 2017 season.

Remembering the Fallen

We here at Gobbler Country pride ourselves on bringing you unadulterated thoughts and opinions regarding the athletic endeavors of Virginia Tech’s student athletes. Although that remains our focus there are times when we shift our gaze to other realities. This weekend is one of those instances. Monday is Memorial Day, but many of us, including me, will be celebrating today. While I have no issues with celebrations, and in fact I would argue that spending time with friends and family is exactly what Memorial Day should be about, I do feel that often the spirit of the day is lost.
For almost 13 years I have been proud to serve my country, and let me tell you, the Hokies represent in the service. During my second deployment I shared the same squadron with two other Hokies.

ASU Softball: Sun Devils clinch WCWS berth with win over South Carolina

Arizona State will head back to Oklahoma City for the Women’s College World Series for the first time since 2013, after an all around team win over South Carolina on Saturday night in Tempe.
ASU allowed the Gamecocks to tie the game in the fourth inning, but the Sun Devils bounced back the next frame, stuck to their plan and came back with a four-run inning. Arizona State (45-11) used that big fifth inning to ride to a 5-2 victory over South Carolina (49-17) and take their spot in the final eight for Oklahoma City.

“What a great game. I’m just so proud of this group,” Sun Devils’ head coach Trisha Ford said. “Nobody would’ve thought at the beginning of the year that we would be here right now expect for us. This is why I came to ASU.”
Junior center fielder Morgan Howe has kept a hot bat all of postseason and it continued on Saturday.

It Might Be A Good Idea To Consider Virginia’s Defense Next Year

Now that all the snickering about Virginia’s historic NCAA loss to UMBC is over, let’s consider where the Wahoos will be next fall because it could be pretty sobering for the rest of the ACC.
First the backcourt is back and Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome will both be juniors.
Second, Jack Salt and DeAndre Hunter are both back. And third, Jay Huff and Mamade Diakite are both a year older and a year more physically mature.
We don’t know much yet about rising sophomores Francesco Badocchi and Marco Anthony and even less about incoming freshmen Francisco Caffaro (7-0) out of Argentina, or Kody Stattman (6-6) out of Australia, or LA’s Kihei Clark (5-9), but coach Tony Bennett has certainly proved adept at finding his kind of guys and we’re sure he has again.
Virginia does lose Isaiah Wilkins, which hurts, and Nigel Johnson, which isn’t a big deal.

ASU Softball: Sun Devils clinch WCWS birth with win over South Carolina

Arizona State will head back to Oklahoma City for the Women’s College World Series for the first time since 2013, after an all around team win over South Carolina on Saturday night’ in Tempe.
ASU allowed the Gamecocks to tie the game in the fourth inning, but the Sun Devils bounced back the next frame, stuck to their plan and came back with a four-run inning. Arizona State (45-11) used that big fifth inning to ride to a 5-2 victory over South Carolina (49-17) and take their spot in the final eight for Oklahoma City.

“What a great game. I’m just so proud of this group,” Sun Devils’ head coach Trisha Ford said. “Nobody would’ve thought at the beginning of the year that we would be here right now expect for us. This is why I came to ASU.”
Junior center fielder Morgan Howe has kept a hot bat all of postseason and it continued on Saturday.

Florida State softball advances to the World Series

Florida State lost the first game of the super regional so the Seminoles needed to win two in a row to make it to the World Series. The original schedule called for game two to be played on Saturday and game three to be played on Sunday. However, with the expected arrival of tropical storm Alberto on Sunday the NCAA decided that both games would be played on Saturday. Florida State (52-11) swept both games winning the first 8-5 in 11 innings and taking the second 3-1 to advance to the World Series.
Game One
LSU sent Carley Hoover (16-7) to the circle while FSU countered with Meghan King (22-6). This game featured a lightning delay that lasted about 76 minutes.
LSU scored first in the second inning when Shelbi Sunseri drove in Amanda Doyle with an RBI single.

Lady Dawgs Advance to WCWS

The Lady Bulldogs have clinched a trip to the College Softball World Series tonight for the fourth time in school history. Coming into the post season ranked 7th, the Lady Dawgs had to fight their way through Harvard and Northwestern in the Athens Regional before taking on the #10 Lady Vols in a best of 3 series in the Athens Super Regional. Georgia only needed two games to send the Lady Vols home to Knoxville and advance to the College World Series.
Georgia took a 2 run lead in the first inning of game 1 Friday, then added 2 more in the 3rd inning before surrendering 2 runs in the 6th inning and 1 more in the 7th on an error. The 3rd and final out for the Volunteers came on a fly ball to center field.
Game Two was scoreless until the 7th inning.

Dreadful News From AAU Ball As Player Collapses And Dies

Marvin Bagley Jr. coaches a Charlotte-based AAU team called Nike Phamily. The team was playing in Virginia Saturday night when James Hampton, a senior, called out “hey, ref,” then collapsed on the court.
He received first aid on the court but could not be revived and was later declared dead.
Although Bagley was not at this event his son Marcus, brother of former Duke star Marvin Bagley III, was there when Hampton collapsed.
What an awful, terrible thing to have happened. We can’t imagine what those young guys are dealing with tonight, leave alone Hampton’s family.
The kids decided that they would play Sunday in Hampton’s honor because they believe he would have wanted it that way.
Apparently Hampton had had seizures in the past.
Team director Jacoby Davis said this afterwards:
“He just fell down on the floor.

Looking at the week one opening lines across the Pac-12

We are under 100 days until the start of the college football season, and as we get closer more and more discussion topics will roll out. One of the first topics of this off season is the betting lines for the first week of the Pac-12. The Utes were not included, since they’ll open up against an FCS opponent, but other teams around the league have lines courtesy of the Bovada.
Here are the lines:
San Diego State vs Stanford
San Diego State +15
Stanford -15
My take: I take the ‘Furd all day long in this one. Stanford returns a lot of their offense, and SDSU will be replacing a stud at running back.
Oregon State vs Ohio State
Oregon State +38
Ohio State -38
My take: Ohio State, take the points, Oregon State has a looooong way to go.

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