We’re back here at Sports Chatter with Bloggings of the Day. Hmm..what should we write about today?
First, best of luck to the Fennville High School basketball team in Michigan after Wes Leonard passed away after making a game winning shot.
Second, the Big East tournament began today. Connecticut won earlier today, and Seton Hall is currently beating Rutgers. Villanova will play South Florida and Marquette will play Providence later tonight.
Connecticut needs to finish the season strong, as they have tumbled recently. I think with Kemba Walker, the Huskies could be a team to watch in March.
In other college basketball games today, Oakland will play against Oral Roberts in the Summit League Basketball Championship in my hometown, Sioux Falls, S.D. Oakland is pretty good, and could be a tough game for a team in the tournament. Oakland is 24-9 overall and 17-1 in conference play.
Third, Justin Morneau played in his first game back since he suffered a season ending concussion last year. He started first base, and hit a 3-run double.
According to ESPN, Morneau said he’s happy to finally take that important step, but he’s still mixing caution with his optimism.
“When I see myself in the lineup on April 1, I think that will be when I’m 100 percent,” he said. “I just don’t want to get totally excited. It’s great to be out there, don’t get me wrong. But I’ve been through some setbacks along the way.”
Also, Delmon Young played in his first spring game for the Twins this afternoon.
Fourth, NFL talks resumed again today for the 13th day, and Patriots owner Robert Kraft said, “A deal is possible.”
Some issues that were discussed today were the rookie wage scale, how to divide revenues, benefits for retired players, and the owners push to expand the season to 18 games and getting rid of the final two preseason games.
Fifth, today is Cam Newton’s pro day at Auburn. What can he do to improve his draft stock? All eyes from the media are on him. We’ll have all the updates of how he did tomorrow on here.
That will be it for today! Be sure to come back tomorrow. See yah!