Wednesday, June 30, 2010

College Hockey 2010-2011 Schedules Released

Last week, the NCAA College Hockey schedules were released for the 2010-2011 season. One of the major conferences in College Hockey is the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, better known as the WCHA. The WCHA is home to 5 Minnesota hockey teams, with the expansion of the Bemidji State Beavers. This season will see Minnesota's hockey talents square off with the Minnesota Golden Gophers, St. Cloud State Huskies, Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs, Minnesota State-Mankato Mavericks, and the Bemidji State Beavers. The Gophers will host the St. Cloud State Huskies on the weekend of October 22nd, and Minnesota-Duluth on the weekend of December 10th. They travel to Bemidji State on March 4th, and Minnesota-State Mankato on December 3rd. Check out any College Hockey Schedule for any game you'd like to attend. The 2011 Frozen Four will be hosted by St. Paul this year at the Xcel Energy Center.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The New Guy on the Block

Minnesota Golden Gopher
This is my first Ticket King college blog post. I'm the new intern and will be writing on this blog for the next upcoming months. My favorite college team is the Minnesota Gophers, hence I'm from Minnesota. I follow the hockey, basketball, and football teams closely each season. If the Gophers are out of contention or it doesn't affect the outcome, I find myself rooting for some other teams time to time. In college football those teams are Notre Dame, Boise State (constant BCS underdogs), and Iowa (sibling is an Alumni, I know, I know).

In college basketball I pull for any team that comes outside the NCAA powerhouse programs (Duke, UNC, Kansas, UCONN), as you can imagine I was cheering for Butler this past March Madness. In college hockey, I am an avid Gopher Hockey fan that will occasionally cheer for another Minnesota team if they are making a run in the Frozen Four (Bemidji State in 2009) as opposed to an East Coast team. Overall, I'm a passionate college sports fan. It's fun cheering for athletes that don't get traded, get paid, or released because of salary cap issues. It's hard to beat the college atmosphere involved in the sporting events, it's one of the best type of sporting events to attend.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Could Boise State Save Mountain West?

Boise State needs the Mount West Conference and the Mountain West Conference needs Boise State. On Friday, the Mountain West chairmens will vote on whether or not they should extend an invitation to Boise State University to join their conference. It would be a great move for both parties. First, the Mountain West Conference could be likely to dissolve if they don't take action because the Pac 10 and Big 12 could be looking to absorb some of their schools. By being proactive and adding Boise State, they could solidify their conference by adding a football powerhouse. Boise State needs the conference because they can increase their competition in all sports, but most importantly football. Boise State always plays in week bowls because they are amazing against a weak conference. If they were to go undefeated in the Mountain West, that argument would be flawed. This looks like a very happy marriage for years to come.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

College Baseball Brackets

regional brackets with the teams listed by seed

Tempe: Arizona St., San Diego, Hawaii, Milwaukee
Fayetteville: Arkansas, Washington St., Kansas St., Grambling
Auburn: Auburn, Clemson, Southern Miss., Jacksonville St.
Atlanta: Georgia Tech, Alabama, Elon, Mercer
Charlottesville: Virginia, Mississippi, St. Johns (NY), VCU
Norman: Oklahoma, California, North Carolina, Oral Roberts
Columbia: South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Citadel, Bucknell
Myrtle Beach: Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston, North Carolina St., Stony Brook
Austin: Texas, Rice, Louisiana-Lafayette, Rider
Fort Worth: TCU, Baylor, Arizona, Lamar
Norwich: Florida State, Connecticut, Oregon, Central Connecticut St.
Louisville: Louisville, Vanderbilt, Illinois St., St. Louis
Los Angeles: UCLA, LSU, UC Irvine, Kent State
Fullerton: Cal State Fullerton, Stanford, New Mexico, Minnesota
Coral Gables: Miami (FL), Texas A&M, Florida International, Dartmouth
Gainesville: Florida, Florida Atlantic, Oregon St., Bethune-Cookman