The dust has settled and the baseball, grilling and partying are over. The first College World Series held at the brand new TD Ameritrade Park wrapped up with South Carolina's 5-2 win over Florida on June 28, completing a championship series sweep and giving the Gamecocks their second straight title.
The UNO baseball team clawed its way through the losers' bracket but fell two wins shy of the MIAA tournament championship held May 12 through 15. After an opening round win in Kansas City, the Mavs dropped their next game to Emporia State, then rebounded for two more wins before losing to eventual champion Central Missouri.
Some old memories die hard. In the case of the Omaha Stormchasers/Royals/Golden Spikes, it was never the team, it was always the venue.
The Mavs had a chance to make some serious program history this past weekend given UNO's push for a sell out game and an arena packed with more than 25,000 fans in two games. The Mavs didn't disappoint, and took two important conference wins against the No. 7 Wisconsin Badgers.
For hockey fans, springtime is always the best time of the year. Whether your team is in or not, the NHL playoffs are the best thing in sports.
One of Tyler Davies' teammates once asked him, "What was the Great Depression like?"