13 years ago
Richard Voit

Sporting notes compiled while wondering if milkweed would grow in a Butterfield.

With three straight wins to end the season, men’s basketball storms into the ASC tournament as the second seed from the East. Just a question, who else thinks its silly to have an East division in the American Southwest Conference?

Leading scorer Jason Malone and the Comets own an impressive 9-3 record on their home floor compared to a mediocre 6-7 mark on the road. By a show of hands, how many of you think it’s inappropriate to start calling our star guard Home Malone?

The Comet baseball team started its 2004 campaign with a 7-4 win at Southwestern University. Here’s the thing I was most impressed with. The whole outfield watched the game perched on two thrift store couches.

The Comets scored three unearned runs in the top of the ninth on three Southwestern University errors. On an unrelated note, Bill Buckner was over at first base for Southwestern.

The team adds University of South Carolina transfer Tony Adler to bolster its pitching staff. The signing of Adler, a player with 2002 College World Series experience, goes to show that everything good that ends up in Dallas comes from South Carolina.

The right-hander was drafted straight out of high school by the San Diego Padres. Are you like me? Are you thinking you’d rather play in Division III than in San Diego too? One thing is for sure – the level of play here is higher.

How’s this for a stat? Points scored by the women’s basketball team in the first half against Austin College – 23. Runs scored by the baseball team in eight innings against Southwest Assembly of God – 24.

I think I know why Southwest Assembly of God struggled in the game. They hold fast to the eighth commandment – thou shalt not steal second base.

Is it insensitive to note that SAGU pitchers did not walk on water, but did walk seven Comets on four pitches?

UTD golfers are set to tee off the 2004 season. Here’s my prediction – because of the proximity of the prestigious Links at Waterview, the veritable Augusta of mini-golf, I pick us to win every match that comes down to sinking a 12-footer through a windmill.

New women’s volleyball coach Marci Sanders selects six current students to be members of UTD’s inaugural team. Here’s hoping the squad is set to prompt a spike in student interest in athletics.

The men’s tennis team lost 7-0 to a very good Collin County Community College squad and the women fell 6-1 in the season openers. Who else is thinking, “That’s alright, that’s ok, you’re gonna work for us someday”?

The lone victory came by default when the opposing player mysteriously became injured. OK, so maybe it wasn’t that mysterious, but are you seeing the possibilities for a change in strategy here?

One more prediction. I’m thinking a certain sports editor may be out of a job after his editor reads this column.