Arithmetic and Talent Shows

It was the first weekend of the year where college basketball had a complete monopoly on the sports world. Let’s take a look at some of the hilarious posts athletic departments did to grab publicity. Both good and bad. Sensor Scans

Gonzaga’s math problem

Gonzaga had a huge West Coast Conference win against BYU late Saturday night to give it the driver seat in the conference race. The game also featured this adventure in arithmetic from the school’s Twitter account.

In Gonzaga’s defense it can be hard to subtract 49 from 54 to get five when you’re live blogging in press row. I guess.

For future reference, schools should try to give only one stat per tweet as you can’t put a box score in 140 characters.

Fairfield’s talent show

MEAC member Fairfield had a very unique event involving all of its athletic teams. The school had its fourth annual student-athlete talent show Saturday night with the proceeds helping out a local family in need.

The result was a series of funny skits from all of the sports teams the Stags have to offer. Each show was judged off of its performance as the softball team made a solid try imitating Despicable Me. Here are the photos from the school’s Facebook page.

Fair softball

Have no idea what the Soccer team was doing here.

Fairfield soccer

But the winner went to the Men’s Cross Country team as it poked fun of the Winter Olympics. Here they are as the Jamaican bobsled team. I wonder what they did for Nancy Kerrigan?

Cross country fairfield

Nice job Fairfield, this would be a great story for the NCAA to make a commercial about. Because we all know the NCAA is there for student-athletes. Man, that last sentence was hard to type.

Morehead State gets fired up over a hard screen.

The level of passion for college basketball in Kentucky is beyond extraordinary. This counts for mid-major Morehead State in the Ohio Valley Conference. A player was hit on a screen against Tennessee State Saturday and caused this slice of awesomeness.

While most athletic departments just use social media for scores, stats and events; it is cool to see some emotion from one. Where else do you see “clobbered” and the sense of righteous fury in a basketball tweet? Keep up the good work Eagles.

Morehead State won the game in overtime 80-74 to improve to 14-8. With no quality wins out of conference, the Eagles will probably have to win the OVC tournament to get into the big dance but that’s a feasible goal for this team.

Texas Tech’s missing wallet

Women’s basketball teams sometimes have to do some zany things to attract fans but this has to be just plain nuts.

A wallet?

How vague is that? Here let me steal my roommate’s wallet and see if I can get some free books.

Product placement and elation at Hawaii

The Hawaii football team had a dismal 1-11 season but the basketball team is having a nice run in the Big West conference. With the game on the line at UC-Irvine, Hawaii needed a miracle three-pointer to force overtime.

That’s right, SHAM-WOW. It works because of Hawaii guard Keith Shamburger. The junior out of Lakewood, California had 11 assists and was nine out of 10 from the free-throw line. The Warriors needed each of those free-throws just as much as the desperation three to escape UC-Irvine 90-86 in overtime. Hawaii is 14-5 with quality wins over Oregon State and St. Mary’s. Expect to hear more out of this team as we approach March.

Western Kentucky speaks for all obsessed college football fans

The snow and the polar vortex didn’t stop Western Kentucky football from demonstrating its impatience.

And I thought I was reaching for content creation.

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