Not fair having as the halftime show. We're supposed to work instead of watching her?
Floridian Kristin Grubka and Minnesotan Kassey Kallman in short sleeves for FSU. Presumably this earns Grubka honorary Minnesota residence.
Very sparse crowd for title game in miserable conditions. One UCLA section, one FSU section and not much else. Last crowd under 5k was 1992.
With all the layers and headbands on the field today, would it really be that hard to sneak or out there?
Championship game forecast for 3 p.m. ET tomorrow: 36 degrees, 50 pct. chance of rain. So perfect for schools from Fla. and LA.
And again from last night, Ally Courtnall's return to soccer propels UCLA into Sunday's match. via
Iceland will have a big say in whether or not the national championship goes to Tallahassee on Sunday. via
There is a basket of peanut M&Ms here with plastic cups as the serving mechanism. Plastic cups next to an open bar would be less dangerous.
Nine months after quitting soccer, Ally Courtnall was right where UCLA needed her to upset No. 1 Virginia. via
Maybe I've been at the College Cup too long, but seems like Kentucky and Baylor should have just gone to penalty kicks.
I don't know D3, but how in the heck does Katie Vanden Avond score 37 goals, make NCAA tourney and not make 1st/2nd/3rd team All-American?
Also for tonight's semis (5 & 7:30 ET, ESPNU), questions for Virginia, UCLA, Florida St. and Virginia Tech via
College Cup a bittersweet end for Virginia Tech star Kelly Conheeney, career sidelined by head injuries. via
Brynjarsdottir on coming to FSU from Iceland: "Before I visit Tallahassee for first time, I was imagining New York City or something."
Thoroughly enjoyed an interview with Florida State's Dagny Brynjarsdottir at College Cup media day. Personality by the bucketful.
Poorly phrased by me. Was trying to give easy reference points. Have heard stories about Fuss, Doreleijers et all at Hartford.
If you haven't heard...my MRI yesterday came back clear!!! I'm not quite finished yet thankfully!
Thank you to everyone for your prayers and thoughts. I got a concussion and strained my neck but I am okay. Well done to UCLA.
Impressive week by IPFW's Amanda Hyde. 23 points, 7 assists in upset at No. 21 Michigan St. today; 41 points, 6 assists at SIUE on Tuesday.
Notre Dame-Duquesne playing in old Maple Leaf Gardens. If they aren't dividing 40 minutes into three periods, they aren't committed to this.
A season that will end in Cary was shaped in North Carolina for UCLA. via
Crystal Dunn, Elena Delle Donne, Skylar Diggins, Brittney Griner, Keilani Ricketts ... 2013 will be tough to top for college farewells.
Anson Dorrance said Katie Bowen was unconscious for a time but was moving by time ambulance left. Efforts were precautionary. Wish her well.
UCLA scored in second minute of second OT period, advances to College Cup with 1-0 win. First ever win against UNC.
Scary scene in OT of UNC-UCLA. UNC's Katie Bowen down on field for 15-plus minutes, placed on stretcher, head/neck immobilized.
Michigan coach Greg Ryan calls Virginia the Barcelona of college soccer. Why it means a College Cup trip. via
Michigan starts quarterfinal against Virginia with five in the back. I believe that's the classic "park the bus" opening in chess.
Bowling Green and WCC make moves in mid-major rankings. Happy Thanksgiving and even happier Thanksgiving leftovers.
And from yesterday, UNC's soccer title defense rolls on behind Summer Green and another clean sheet. via
Maine makes its first road trip since February's bus crash, Madison Williams returns and more in the weekend wrap.
UNC leads 1-0 early, but Crystal Dunn left game with what looks like a right leg injury, trainer appears to be working on ankle/foot.
Settling in for UNC-Texas A&M soccer in Chapel Hill. Statistical oddity: UNC hasn't officially won a Sweet 16 game since 2009 (0-1-2 since).
Since tearing ACL Oct. 31, 2010, Madison Williams spent 4 days playing games for MSU. And 1,115 more days trying to play. Standing ovation.
At least the parts of the game the camera remembered to pan to.
It was a long-awaited return for Madison Williams.
From last night, Texas A&M survives to set up another postseason showdown against UNC in Chapel Hill. via
And Crystal Dunn takes all of 3:41 to score a goal in her return. UNC leads 1-0.
Crystal Dunn, out with hamstring injury since ACC tourney, checks in for UNC with 11 minutes left in first half of 2nd round game vs Indiana
From supporting Leeds to leading the nation in scoring, how Rachel Daly has St. John's thinking Sweet 16. via
I feel like previous generations failed us by not establishing a universal standard for which side of the car the gas fill-up goes on.
I appreciate it, sir. Hopefully these newfangled moving pictures will never catch on.
Western Michigan's historic upset defines soccer first round. A look at Broncos, more in Five Questions. via
Bria Hartley's work on both ends of the court leads weekend wrap. Also: GW, Louisville and a high-scoring Zip.
Bria Hartley and Brianna Banks are just grinding every possession on defense against Maggie Lucas. Talk about a thankless assignment.
Lot of basketball left today, but UConn is so methodical. I know that qualifies as 'This just in,' but it shouldn't be this way shorthanded.
Reply to Not that I don't still go into occasional Rainier withdrawal.
I love a job where so many days offer a new road to work.
Rutgers hasn't scored a goal in last 310 minutes of soccer, but it's still just a goal from 2nd round. Heading to OT at West Virginia.
Or at least spring for one of those mirrors parking garages have to see around the corner.
This is what happens when people who don't follow sports design press boxes. Hope no one scores at that end.
Quick fix for an EPL-less Saturday. Love these. Aston Villa vs. Preston North End from 1905. VIDEO
becomes first team to upset a No. 2 seed in the first round since NCAA went to current seeding format.
Well, that didn't take long. Western Michigan beats No. 2 Marquette for first stunner of NCAA tournament.
UMBC senior class began season with 3-39-9 record. Tonight they lead America East champs in NCAA tourney. via
And you manage to get the screenshot with assistant coach Phil Bradley batting. The softball is strong in you.
From last night, Bria Hartley steps up as Connecticut loses Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis.
Bria Hartley has played 42 minutes this season and has yet to commit a turnover (7 assists). Such a difference maker when she's on.
And you saw a lot of Columbia games.
And for the record, Marist still has the edge in pep band conductors.
Good crowd, good atmosphere for UConn-Stanford in Storrs. Wish UConn played all its home games here and just scrapped Hartford.
Still the favorite but tough, tough path for Virginia. Even first-round foe St. Francis has pro-caliber goal scorer in Tesa McKibben.
Potential 2nd rounders using last week's NSCAA poll: (1) UVA-(15) Georgetown; (6) Va. Tech-(16) W. Virginia; (9) S. Carolina-(10) Stanford
Importance of top two lines. Since 2005 (first year of four No. 1 seeds), No. 1 or No. 2 seeds claimed 28 of 32 places in College Cup.
No idea how UCLA doesn't get a No. 1 seed. But potential UCLA-UNC quarterfinal rematch would be high drama.
Interesting, No. 1 overall Virginia could face Georgetown in 2nd round. Hoyas dropped about as far from RPI to seed as any team I can recall
A tradition unlike any other ...
Would like to be wrong on pessimistic outlook for WCC teams. But RPI math and committee history don't look promising.
Soccer seeding guesses continued. No. 3: Florida, Georgetown, Penn St., UCF. No. 4: Denver, Santa Clara, South Carolina, Washington State.
Best guess at soccer seeds tomorrow. No. 1: Virginia, UNC, UCLA, Florida St.. No. 2: Marquette, Nebraska, Michigan, Va. Tech.
But in 2 of 3 cases in which committee bumped a team up to a No. 1 seed, it was Florida State (No. 5 in adjusted RPI before UNC win).
Soccer bracket watch. Since 2007, top four in pre-selection adjusted RPI matched top four NCAA seeds in 17 of 20 cases (missing 2008 data).
Strong soccer day. UCF-Rutgers, 12 ET, Texas A&M-Florida, 2 ET; Virginia Tech-Florida St., 4 ET. All on ESPNU. USA-Brazil, 3:30 ET on NBC.
Congrats to St. Norbert College, clinches school's first NCAA tournament appearance in women's soccer. Might as well go to San Antonio now.
Former UConn reserve Lauren Engeln putting on an early show (7 points in first 7 minutes) against Stanford in her first game for BC.
First sighting of Mike Thibault on the road scouting (Stanford-BC). This means it's now officially college basketball season.
A special atmosphere at Marist was no surprise. Kentucky's backcourt poise post-A'dia Mathies was eye opening.
Its a shame more teams won't play at Marist. Maybe Brian Giorgis can get to help get schools for him
What does it look like when it matters to you? Marist's Madeline Blais still in full uniform 2 hours after game.
RT : No. 1 Virginia women lose first game of the year (20-1-0), 4-2 to VaTech in ACC semifinal.
The scene tonight in Poughkeepsie for Marist-Kentucky.
I'd need to introduce myself to my people first.
Speaking of mid-majors, nice opener for Bowling Green (No. 11) with a 63-52 win against Michigan.
Student section already full for Marist-Kentucky. Tough test for Red Foxes, who opened No. 4 in mid-major rankings.
For any who enjoyed Katie Vanden Avond story, she had 7th hat trick of season in W today. Win Sat. would take St. Norbert to NCAA tournament
Mid-major, major. Call Creighton what you like, but change could bring Bluejays a Big East championship.
UK's Matthew Mitchell and wife Jenna initially planned to match Giorgis' donation for Friday's game but will now match for entire season.
Nice note from Marist-Kentucky. Marist coach Brian Giorgis is donating 10 cents per fan at home games all season to fight hunger. ...
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Crystal Bradford plays off the radar in the MAC, but her time playing for USA highlights major talent.
Final soccer rankings starts with Portland-Santa Clara, Villa Drum Squad and college soccer's best venue. via
Thanks, sir. See you at Marist-Kentucky on Friday?
Virginia scores 6 unanswered vs Maryland, and it's not even the day's most emphatic comeback. Down 0-2 to Pepperdine, Santa Clara wins 9-2.
Would help if I could read. Make that No. 1 vs. No. 5 and No. 3 vs. No. 4.
ACC semis in Cary will be No. 1 vs. No. 5 and No. 2 vs. No. 3 in national rankings. College Cup in Cary will have tough time matching that.
One small misstep for the U.S., one more giant step for New Zealand. Thoughts on a 1-1 draw. via
Hannah Wilkinson, is now trending in New Zealand
1-1 draw for USA and New Zealand. Only other points NZ took off US were first time the teams met in 1987.
Tonight would be cap No. 192 for Heather O'Reilly, tying her with Brandi Chastain for 9th all time for USA. Not bad for 28 years old.