An open thread if anyone is watching the Tigers while waiting for Monday night. Leyland has a sunday lineup out there and Justin is still settling in after a delayed start to spring training pitching.
Tigers down 0-3.
Men's Gymnastics defeated #1 Penn State (among others) to win their 16th Big Ten Championship, with junior Sam Mikulak and sophomore Adrian de los Angeles going 1 and 2 in the all-around competition. This is Sam's second all-around win, having won in his freshman year in both the Big Ten and the NCAA. He'd been battling injuries (again), and last night was his first all-around competition this year. He also broke an NCAA record score in parallel bars, a record set earlier this season (twice) by teammate Syque Caesar. But, as usual, the victory was a team effort. Based on last night's performances, eight members of the team qualified for 18 spots in tonight's individual event finals. Not that there's anything else going on...
The #12 SB Team and the BB Team both won today. SB hosted Ohio and won 5-1. BB traveled to EL and defeated MSU 6-3.
Sierra Romero was the offensive hero today by going 3 for 4 with 4 RBIs and a run scored. Caitlin Blanchard went 1 for 3 with an RBI. Ashley Lane went 1 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored.
Haylie Wagner was the starting and winning pitcher. She gave up 1 ER off 6 hits. She had 4 Ks and 1 BB.
Sierra continues to impress the Softball World as she is leading the Big Ten Freshmen in batting Average with a .402 after today's game. She is certainly on pace to win the Freshman of the Year award in the B1G.
Pernetti has been fired or has resigned according to ESPN (watching on TV, no link). It is not yet clear which. [EDIT: Resigns]
According to Brett McMurphy, who is reporting the story, is saying a major factor was the political pressure on to do something.
EDIT: Rutgers press conference live on ESPN at 1pm EST.
EDIT2: Here's a link to the ESPN story.
From the press conference, President Barchi says that "Rice was not fired for cause, I just fired him." He mentioned that the independent investigation concluded that they could not fire Rice with cause, contractually. Barchi says that he did not see the tapes until this week and at that point immediately made the decision the fire Rice, despite not having contractual, legal cause. This means that Rice will be given whatever by-outs that exist in his contract.
My blood pressure automatically rose 10 points after hearing this. He has that effect.
According to the ICF, which I cannot expound upon much.
Article states that if one is feeling "brainy", it's because one is part of the smartest workforce in the states. Probably...not.
It also references the "abundance" of technical schools. Schools of trade. Schools of...thought? Schools of, trucks.
Please, someone, explain.