Congratulations to Matt Ryan (Atlanta), Gosder Cherilus (Detroit), and DeJuan Tribble (San Diego) for being selected in this year's NFL Draft, as well as Kevin Challenger for signing with Calgary of the CFL.
Good luck to Andre Callendar, Jamie Silva, Jo-Lonn Dunbar, Johnny Ayers, and any other Eagles trying to latch on to an NFL team as a free agent. Just getting a sniff of the pros is more than 99.9% of athletes can ever imagine.
I have a feeling that despite being the lowest picked, Tribble might have made out the best of all 3. He's going to a great organization in a wonderful city with fantastic weather. Given the choice, I'm not so sure I'd like to live in Atlanta, or play for the train-wreck Detroit Lions franchise.
I admit that I haven't really been following baseball/softball since the hockey national title. I've kind of just chilled out and enjoyed the afterglow of that.
The softball team is in the cellar of the ACC (5-13) but they are only 1 game away from jumping up 2 spots to 6th place Maryland. All 8 teams make the tournament.
Baseball just took 1-of-3 from NC State but remains 3.5 games behind Wake Forest for the final ACC tournament spot with 6 conference games to play. It looks like we'll have to wait until next year at Fenway to make our ACC tourney debut.
Baseball has a pair of homestands before the season ends - May 2-4 vs. Maryland and May 11, 13, 15-17 vs. Northeastern, UConn, and Wake Forest.
I won't be able to get to softball's next home game (Wednesday vs. UMass), but they close their season with 3 home games vs. Maryland that will prove critical for tournament positioning: a doubleheader on Saturday and a single game Sunday afternoon.
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