Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Notre Dame Spring Sports Mini-Update

Of course I'll never up to this fine piece of reporting, but I'll try to do my best. (Or I'll just read so you don't have to.)

  • Men's basketball names Gene Cross. Cross, a 10-year college assistant, replaces Lewis Preston, now with Florida. I couldn't find much playing information on Cross, who was a two-year letterman for Illinois in the mid 90s and most recently coached at Virginia. The Irish frontcourt has been disappointing at best in the past few years. Let's hope Cross can effectively develop Notre Dame's young post players. Story here.

  • The top seeded baseball team started the Big East Tournament with a 3-1 win over USF. At the time of this writing, they are playing the 4th seeded WVU Mountaineers in the second round. Tournament bracket here.

  • The Irish softball team was bounced from the Evanston regional 7-4 by Northwestern on Sunday.

  • Notre Dame women's lacrosse is making its first ever final four appearance. After beating Cornell 16-8 and Georgetown 12-9, the Irish are set to face Dartmouth this Friday. The winner will play the winner of the Northwestern/Duke semi on Sunday.

  • The #2 seeded women's tennis team advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals, before losing to #7 Miami. In singles play, Carin Thompson has reached the NCAA round of 32 for the second straight year.

  • The men's golf team finished 17th at the NCAA East Regional.