Katie Douglas gives us hope - Let's face it, we could all use some good news since the football team keeps inventing ways to lose. That is why we have the women's basketball program, which has given us our only team athletic championship of the past 45 years. Katie Douglas, a member of that 1999 national championship team, is one game away from another title as the Indiana Fever hold a 2-1 lead in the WNBA Finals. Game 4 is tomorrow night at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. With the Pacers in dire financial straits, this could possibly be the final home game ever for the Fever unless they win the title. They have been a target for contraction all season long as attendance has been down.
I know this will cause me to lose street cred as a male sports fan, but I am actually going to go to this game tomorrow night. You don't often get a chance to see a championship clinched at home, so why not? If you're in the Indy area tomorrow night go support Katie Douglas as she goes for a WNBA title.
We want Quayshawn! - In GBI's most recent feature article they discuss the chances of us getting one Quayshawn Nealy. I want this guy for more reasons than the fact he has a great name. In Lakeland's recent game at De La Salle out in California Nealy was a huge difference maker. He had an interception returned for a touchdown in that game and has been a driving force for the Dreadnaught defense. The teamwork he already has with Will Lucas would be nice to have as well. I think Nealy is the better player, but both are solid building blocks for our defense.
Women's basketball loses Poston for season - Sophomore forward Chantel Poston suffered an Achilles injury late last week and will be out for the season. She was expected to be a major contributor off the bench. Those that follow the women's basketball program know that these injuries are nothing new.
Thanks a lot, Volleyball - The women's volleyball team is in the midst of a slump, having lost three in a row now. All three games were at home too, as Purdue lost to Michigan, Indiana, and Minnesota. The Indiana loss is especially devastating, as it cost us a half a point in the Crimson and Gold Cup Standings. Minnesota and Michigan were each ranked 8th at the time of the matches.
Soccer continues to roll - The women's soccer team is all alone in first place after four Big Ten games. Wins over Northwestern and Illinois were followed by a home tie against #20 Michigan State. Purdue is now 2-0-2 in Big Ten play before playing Indiana Thursday in Bloomington for the Golden Boot. Purdue was rated 12th in last week's national poll.
Baseball continues its fall series - The baseball team continues it offensive onslaught after three games in the annual Black and Gold Series. Connor Sestak had the best game so far, giving up just one run in game 2 of the series.
Boilerdowd is worried - and I do not blame him one bit.