Sports: Friday, March 19, 2021

SU Football Tonight, NCAA Tourney In Full Swing Today, Caps-Rangers Tonight

Shenandoah University Football is in action tonight, as the 0-2 Hornets host 2-0 Randolph-Macon at Shentel Stadium. Air time is 6pm on The River 95-3.

On the SU scoreboard, Lynchburg shut out Men’s Soccer 3-0. A full slate of athletic events is set for this weekend.

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament began last night with the “First Four” games. Norfolk State nipped App State 54-53 to advance to the first round. Other winners last night were Drake, UCLA, and Texas Southern.

There are 16 first round games on tap today, starting at 12:15, as Virginia Tech takes on Florida. Liberty tips off with Oklahoma State at 6:25, and WVU plays Morehead State at 9:50 tonight. Virginia plays it’s first round game tomorrow night against Ohio.

And, the Washington Capitals return to the ice tonight against the New York Rangers. The Caps have won 10 of their last 11, and sit in a first place tie atop the NHL’s Eastern Division. The puck drops at 7. because of SU Football, there will be no Caps coverage tonight on The River 95-3.

Fillin’ Out The Brackets

Let the madness begin! It’s one of the great sports weeks on the calendar: the opening weekend of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. It’s wide open this year, and with COVID in the mix, the tournament is like a box of chocolates. Randy Woodward & Scott Snapp share their brackets and their takes on the tourney, in the latest SDPC!

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Sports: Thursday, March 18, 2021

SU Scoreboard, NCAA “First Four” Tonight, Spiders Advance In NIT

On the Shenandoah University Athletic scene, nationally-ranked Baseball smacked 4 home runs on the way to a 14-5 win over Washington & Lee. The Hornets improved to 6-1 overall, and 3-0 in the ODAC. Meanwhile, Women’s Soccer fell to Virginia Wesleyan 3-1. Today, Men’s Soccer hosts Lynchburg.

SU Football hosts Randolph-Macon tomorrow night at Shentel Stadium. The Hornets are 0-2 in the Spring season, while the Yellow Jackets arte 2-0. Air time is 6pm on The River 95-3, with kickoff at 6:30. A limited number of fans will be permitted to attend.

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament tips off tonight with the so-called “First Four” games. Texas Southern takes on Mount St. Mary’s at 5:10, followed by Drake and Wichita State at 6:27. App State plays Norfolk State at 8:40, and UCLA squares off against Michigan State in the nightcap. The Tournament begins in earnest tomorrow.

And, the Richmond Spiders advanced to the second round of the NIT with a 76-66 win over Toledo. The 14-8 Spiders will play again next Thursday.

Sports: Monday, March 15, 2021

SU Recap, NCAA Tourney Field Set, Caps-Sabres Tonight

On the Shenandoah University sports scene yesterday, Men’s Soccer battled Eastern Mennonite to a scoreless tie, number-3 Virginia Wesleyan swept Softball 13-4 and 10-3, And, Men’s Golf finished 14th at the Tiger Invite hosted by Hampden-Sydney. Over the weekend, nationally-ranked Baseball took 2 from Guilford, and Track & Field posted 4 wins at Salisbury. Today, Women’s Golf and Women’s Tennis are in action.

The NCAA men’s Basketball Tournament field was set yesterday on Selection Sunday. The top 4 seeds are Gonzaga, Baylor, Illinois, and Michigan. Virginia tech earned a 10-seed and will take on 7-seed Florida on Friday, while Virginia is a 4-seed and will play 13-seed Ohio on Saturday. WVU, a 3-seed, will play it’s opening round game against 14th-seed Morehead State on Friday.

Other regional teams getting into the tournament field are VCU, Liberty, and Norfolk State, who will play one of the so-called First Four games on Thursday. Because of coronavirus concerns, all of the games in this year’s tournament will be played in Indiana.

And, the Washington Capitals are back on the ice tonight against the Buffalo Sabres. Air time is 6:45 on The River 95-3.

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Sports: Tuesday, January 5, 2021

WVU Stuns Ok State, Black Monday In The NFL, NCAA Tourney News

Down by 10 at the half, and by 19 with 11 minutes to go, number-14 West Virginia staged an epic comeback, as they defeated Oklahoma State 87-84 in Stillwater. For the second game in a row, the Mountaineers posted a 50-plus point second half, as they improved to 9-3 overall, and 2-2 in the Big 12. Derek Culver led the way with 22 points and 19 boards for West Virginia, which fell 6 spots in the AP poll earlier in the day.

In the latest college hoop poll, Gonzaga remains the number one team in the country, while Virginia Tech climbed to number 19. Virginia comes in at number-22.

Meanwhile, the NCAA announced yesterday that all March Madness Division I tournament games will be held in Indiana. The 67 games will take place at venues either in or around Indianapolis, which was already scheduled to host the Final Four. An announcement about the women’s tournament is expected soon.

And, it was “Black Monday” in the NFL yesterday, with the firing of a number of head coaches, including Doug Marrone of Jacksonville, and the Chargers’ Anthony Lynn. The New York Jets dismissed Adam Gase after 2 seasons.