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Saturday night five

I know there was one big basketball game today, there's another one tomorrow, and the possibility of an even bigger one next Saturday, but first things first. I wasn't able to blog yesterday so I'm going to first touch on something I wasn't able to Friday.

1. According to Todd Martin's story in Friday's paper, the hopes are that Collins' multipurpose athletic field will be ready by the time fall sports practices begin in mid-July. Nothing personal here folks, but I'll believe it when I see it. That field has sat untouched for more than a month, and it's not like the weather is to blame. What's the hold up been? Rather than worrying about who's going to play the bill for all these repairs, why not go ahead and get the field fixed as soon as possible rather than wait another month, or two. What happens if we have a wet spring like we did last year? Or what happens if we have a wet summer? There never seems to be any sense of urgency (at least to me) when it has come to repairing this field in a timely fashion, in my opinion there needs to be more of one. Quite honestly I feel like this whole thing is past the point of being a field fiasco, it's now a full-fledged embarrassment. By the way I'll admit when I am wrong about things, so if the field is repaired prior to July 15 I'll readily eat some crow but I'll have to see it with my own eyes first.

2. Now on to the biggest stories in the state this weekend...speaking of being wrong, I was very wrong about this University of Louisville men's basketball team. A month ago I would've given Murray State a better chance of making the Final Four than the Cardinals, but surprisingly the latter became a reality Saturday with UofL's comeback victory over Florida. It's been an incredible run for the Cards, now I just wonder who they'll play next.

3. Speaking of which it looks like Baylor, to borrow a lyric from one of my favorite songs, is long, strong and down to get the friction on Sunday against top-ranked Kentucky in the South Regional final. Not to make UofL fans too mad, but I think the Bears have the best chance of any of the five other remaining teams in the NCAA Tournament of beating the Wildcats.

4. This poor girl.

5. Much of the sporting events involving local squads well victim to Friday's storms, but the Shelby County softball team won its second game of the season Saturday at the PRP Invitational while the Collins track & field teams opened their outdoor seasons Saturday in the Harry Greschel Invitational at CAL. The Titan boys took 14th and the girls 17th.