I haven't been watching as much college basketball as I usually do, which isn't all that surprising considering the fact that the only team I really care about -- Virginia Tech -- is having yet another bad season. It's really hard to watch a team that simply isn't very good.
Those within the Shenandoah University men's basketball program realize the uphill climb that they face when it comes to being more competitive in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. They experienced that challenge last season.
While last weekend resulted in another disappointing loss for the University of Virginia's football team there is something to look forward to for U.Va. fans - men's basketball season is just around the corner.
I didn't expect much from the University of Virginia's football team this season. After the way things have went the past couple years, could anybody really? However, last weekend things may have hit a new low for the Cavaliers.
HARRISONBURG - Freshman starter J.T. Root tossed five scoreless innings while junior Tyler Gregory and senior Casey Goss each homered with a combined nine RBIs as James Madison topped Liberty 13-4 in its final regular season home game at Eagle Field at Veterans Memorial Park on Tuesday.
HARRISONBURG -- The James Madison University women's basketball team topped North Carolina State 72-66 in the second round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament Sunday afternoon at the JMU Convocation Center.
This will not be yet another BCS-bashing diatribe.
There will be no elegant playoff solutions here.
That doesn't mean wishful thinking is off-limits, though. After all, it is the holiday season.
TCU got a big present on Monday, when the school's board of trustees voted unanimously to accept an invitation to join the Big East Conference in all sports starting in the 2012-13 school year ... or rather, football season since this move is purely, completely and transparently 100 percent about football.
WINCHESTER -- After dropping behind 4-0 in the first two minutes of play to Shenandoah University, Mary Washington took almost the entire game to recover, but recover they did to topple the Hornets 83-72 in overtime during the final game of the 2010 South Region Challenge at Shingleton Gym.
"We didn't start very well and they jumped on us early," Eagles coach Ron Wood said. "We always fight hard to get back into the game, but tonight was the first time we've actually been successful, so I'm very pleased with our effort."
WINCHESTER -- The Shenandoah University women's basketball team used a strong shooting performance to down Hood College 80-51 in a non-league contest Sunday night.
Shenandoah (2-3) snaps a three-game losing streak with the win over the Blazers (4-1) and shot a season-best 53 percent from the field in the process.
The 80 points scored is also a season-best, with coach Michelle Guyant-Holloway's club earning free chicken wings for the 209 in attendance due to an athletic department promotion.
Usually those are words that excite many women around the country. Many women can't wait to go out and shop all day and night, running up their credit card bills and having a girls day out.
GETTYSBURG, Pa. - No. 2 Randolph-Macon used a fast start Friday night to key an 84-62 victory over future ODAC foe Shenandoah in the opening round of the 20th Annual Days Inn Gettysburg Tip-off Tournament.
The 'Jackets (2-0) scored the first eight points of the game and never looked back against Shenandoah (0-2).