Monday, June 27, 2011

LSC Roundup 6-27

New facilities help ASU land baseball tournament - Mike Whitson, Nathan Wright, San Angelo Standard Times
The Lone Star Conference postseason baseball tournament is coming to San Angelo.

LSC Assistant Commissioner Melanie Robotham confirmed that on Monday, the presidents of the LSC's members schools voted on and approved San Angelo's Foster Field as the site of the 2012 LSC Baseball Championship.

The ASU Athletic Communications office also confirmed the selection. An official announcement by the conference is expected on Monday.

It was a decision ASU head baseball coach Kevin Brooks has been looking forward to.

"How long have we had baseball? Seven years?," Brooks said.

"It is something we have been wanting for a long time. We felt like we deserved the opportunity. Now we have it and we are excited."

Neiswander adjusts to Canada - Mike Whitson, San Angelo Standard Times
When Josh Neiswander left for the Great White North last month, he assumed his stay in Canada would be a short one.

The former Angelo State signal-caller was invited to participate in a three-day rookie camp with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League — who already had four quarterbacks on the roster — and he still had hopes of pursuing a career in the NFL.

Nonetheless, Neiswander packed three changes of clothes and made the 2,000 mile trek to the City of Saints not knowing what the outcome would be.

"I just came down for the rookie camp and I didn't know what to expect," Neiswander said. "I didn't know if (the Alouettes) were going to keep me around, or if they were going to send me home. And I wasn't even real sure of the decisions I was going to make."

Solomon: Mr. Crane, you get what you pay for
Florida-S. Carolina rivalry about to heat up in CWS
Top contenders still around for Wimbledon's Week 2
Mavericks' draft grades: Fernandez deal 'nothing short of phenomenal'

3-point stance: - Ivan Maisel, ESPN
3. ACC blogger Heather Dinich’s item this week about the large number of former FBS players now playing for Division II North Alabama coach Terry Bowden reminded me of a story that Terry’s dad loves to tell. When Bobby Bowden coached at Howard (Samford) some 50 years ago, he would get a call from Tuscaloosa to come watch Alabama practice. Bear Bryant had decided which players he couldn’t use. Bobby would watch practice, evaluate, and ask them to play for him. It’s almost Life Father, Like Son.

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