It’s 11:30 p.m. A pitcher out of the bullpen just finished warmup pitches and the game is set to resume in the 12th inning. The stands are empty, with the majority of the crowd having left at 10 p.m. Fans at home watching on TV have either changed the channel or have fallen asleep on the couch.
Hot starts have been a calling card for the Shippensburg University men’s basketball team in some of its biggest triumphs this season and on Sunday inside a hostile Virginia State University Multi-Purpose Center, the Raiders were able to showcase that, grabbing an early 11-point lead on their way to a 77-58 win over No. 1 seed Virginia State on its home floor in the Atlantic Region Semifinal of the 2018 NCAA Tournament.
The Shippensburg University men’s basketball team left the court last Saturday with a lump in their throats. Clearly disappointed after coming just up short in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Semifinals, the Raiders were hoping for a chance to continue playing.
According to a Gallup poll released on Sept. 14, 2016, 32 percent of Americans say that they have a “great deal” or “fair amount” of trust in mass media — down from 40 percent last year.
The Shippensburg University football team had lofty expectations for the 2016 season, before injuries to key players and a devastating double overtime loss on homecoming to Kutztown University cost the Red Raiders a chance at a division title.
The mindset of “trusting the process” has been thrown around a lot when it comes to the Philadelphia 76ers in their rebuilding efforts.
In sports history, some of the biggest accomplishments are records that are unfathomable to the imagination — Cal Ripken playing in 2,131 consecutive games, Joe DiMaggio hitting safely in 56 straight games, Peyton Manning throwing for 539 touchdowns — the list goes on.
The Slate Sports' first video production of the 2017 calendar year.