It has been a couple of hectic weeks. With classes starting, and seemingly all starting to assign homework at the same time, there have been a couple of things missed in the wide world of sports. So it is time to sit back, breathe and recap what has been going on.
It is hard to miss the stuff going on around campus. With the volleyball team taking over campus for a tournament to the football team doing battle. A couple of smaller things that have been missed are some excellent performances for the Bison.
Shout out to the Bison cross country teams, who have had an excellent start to the season. As well as Natalie Roth, the junior golfer who won the individual title in Omaha two weekends ago.
Outside of campus, it is even busier. The NFL has just started up, which has been welcomed by most. The season started off in Denver with a bang, figuratively and literally. Last Thursday night offered a clinic in how (and possibly how not to) hit someone. The Bronco’s defense was all over Panther’s quarterback Cam Newton. A decent start to Trevor Siemian’s young career, and he may be worth watching as he develops.
Meanwhile, the baseball season is finally getting exciting. The push for October has begun, and to no ones’ surprise the Twins are nowhere to be seen. Once the playoffs roll around, here is to hoping the Cubs either win it all or don’t embarrass themselves on their way out.
Hockey is getting started, but this time there is no NHL. The World Cup of Hockey is back, and is getting ready to kick off. Should be exciting to see how this new format works out. Having players from the same country on different teams for an international competition could be fun.
To all the European soccer fans, at least the international break is over. World Cup qualifiers are not too exciting, especially if games feature St. Vincent and the Grenadines. But the weekend offered possibly the most anticipated match between managers in history. Manchester United versus. Manchester City is a big deal, but Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola are stealing headlines.
Even tennis is having a good time, with the U.S. Open set to wrap up on the weekend. Serena Williams was upset in the semifinals, not what she would have wanted in the last major of the year. Novak Djokovic is still looking good heading into his semi.
That is a lot of stuff for the sport fan to digest, but at least it will only get crazier as the year moves on.