Has there been an actor that has rebooted his career and image more drastically than Ryan Gosling? Most people saw his first role in Remember the Titans, where he played a goofy kid dancing to Buck Owens. Then came The Notebook and now he’s the ideal fantasy guy of everyone’s wife or girlfriend. I concur the dude has some nice eyes and abs I can probably wash my clothes on, but when your career starts with you dancing to a country classic, the dichotomy of present-day women (and some dudes) ready to jump your bones at the drop of a hat makes my head spin. Regardless of his incited bone-jumpings, Gosling is 33 today and I have got him the perfect present to wish him happy returns on his birthday: BSU news and notes!
The Chicago Daily Herald has a piece about NIU, the BCS, and BSU that confuses me. Lynch talks about how BSU is important because it’s next, how they can’t get caught up in the BCS, etc. and then makes a comment or two about the BCS and how NIU is being punished for doing their job. Perhaps I’m reading too much into it, but I hope they are focused on how the BCS rankings are sticking them. That would be just lovely. (via)
The Dekalb Daily Chronicle has a nice piece on how the BSU/NIU game is evolving into a great rivalry for the MAC. I was skeptical when they sort of forced this rivalry with the Bronze Stalk, but it’s gotten to a level that is indeed worthy of the term “rivalry”. Whether that’s causation or correlation with the Bronze Stalk is debatable. (via)
Voice of the Cardinals Joel Godett has a great piece up about the Cardinal wide receivers on BSUSports with soundbites from WR coach Kieth Geither and Keith Wenning, along with the wide receivers themselves. Wenning gets the majority of the headlines and rightly so, but his receivers make him look awfully good. You can check that out here.
Zane Fakes has been named to the Capital One District V Academic All District Team. Fakes graduated last May, is working on a master’s degree, and has a 3.7 in exercise science which makes my 3.0 in marketing seem not at all impressive. These Cardinals get it done in the classroom and on the field and are proving day by day that you don’t have to sacrifice one to get the other.
There’s other sports news from the Nest besides the Game of the Year in Dekalb. The men’s basketball Cards open their home season Tuesday night at Worthen Arena against Taylor. Taylor is an NAIA powerhouse, and BSU is in rebuilding mode under new head coach James Whitford, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t expect a sizable victory margin tonight for the Cards. BSU opened their season with a loss Saturday on the road against Indiana State. Time to get to .500.
While we’re talking about roundball, the women’s basketball team damn near pulled the upset of the young season as #18 Purdue squeaked past the Cardinals 63-57. The Cards had a chance to tie with 36 seconds left, despite Purdue going 17 of 17 from the foul stripe and the Cards committing 28 turnovers. If they can do that to a top 25 team on the road, this team is going to be a holy terror in the MAC. The women’s basketball team opens their home schedule Thursday at Worthen against Pitt.
Normally RV is our soccer expert here, but even I can appreciate a good post-season run when it happens. The women’s soccer team tore through the MAC tournament and though they were defeated in the MAC Championship 1-0 by WMU, the program continues to improve under 4th-year head coach Craig Roberts. It was their first appearance in the MAC Championship game and the program has improved every year under Roberts. They also landed three Cards on the All-Tournament team.
Our BSU Tweet of the Day comes from @amo_la_vita39 who reminds us that it is that time of the year, so step your sweater game up.
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