Howard University Shocks the World!
Howard: 43 UNLV: 40
It has become a commonplace practice for large powerful universities to “rent” teams from smaller schools for paid scrimmages. This is something that I think that the NCAA should prohibit, especially in football. Sure, the HBCU’s get some desperately needed funding, but some of their football players could get seriously injured by playing against more powerful teams. I can live with that in basketball, since a big defeat usually just hurts your feelings. However, in these one-sided college football games, the weaker teams are much more likely to suffer serious injuries.
With the above stated reservations, I also knew that some of the smaller teams would rise up and score some victories over more powerful opponents. That is just what Howard did. I hope that this victory is a signal for more of the great students-athletes to enroll at HBCU’s. Getting a win over UNLV is not the same as getting one over the Alabama Crimson Tide, but it is a great start. Congratulations to Howard University.
By the way, Howard’s quarterback is Caylin Newton, the younger brother of NFL star quarterback, Cam Newton. I am going to follow this team, and as a minimum, I will print the scores of the rest of their games this season.
I was already celebrating the easy victory that Texas A&M was having over UCLA. Then things went horribly wrong for Coach Sumlin and his team. When the smoke had cleared, UCLA and eked out a 45-44 victory. Looking back, it does not seem possible that this could have happened, but it did. You can believe me, when I tell you that there is not a dry eye in the Lone Star State. Coach Sumlin is one of my heroes, and this loss has caused him a lot of pain, and I feel some of it, as well.
Tennis Alert! Madison Keys is now playing the best tennis of her career. She has made it to the Women’s Quarter Finals. Since Serena is on maternity leave, I am predicting that Ms. Keys will walk away with the Championship Trophy.
The Stanford Cardinal, led by their head coach David Shaw, will meet the USC Trojans, at the Coliseum, on Saturday, September 9, 2017. They just smashed Rice by a score of 62-7. This should be, an exciting, high-scoring game. However, it is a big problem for me, since I cannot root against David Shaw, and I cannot root against the Trojans. So, please allow me to wish that it is an exciting game.