TALENT According to his college bio, newly acquired Alex Meyer was Baseball America's No. 5 prospect in the country coming out of high school. ukathletics.com.
FOR A HAIRCUT? A Texas high school student was sent home by the principal after getting his hair cut with Johnny Manziel's likeness shaved into it. espn.com.
BOWLING On the Youtube.com page for Gophers athletics there's a new video titled "Bowl Bound" featuring the football team's jubilant rendition of The Rouser.
THERE IS PLENTY TO ANALYZE IN THE DENARD SPAN TRADE, BUT ON THE "BAD" SIDE THERE IS THIS: SPAN WAS A GOOD GUY AND A KEY PLAYER FOR SOME SUCCESSFUL TEAMS HERE. IT STINKS TO LOSE A GOOD PLAYER. SURE, HIS BEST YEAR CAME IN 2009 AND HE IS AN INJURY RISK, BUT SPAN WAS STILL A SOLID ALL-AROUND PLAYER AND ABOVE-AVERAGE LEADOFF HITTER. HE WILL BE MISSED, AS NOTED THURSDAY ON RANDBALL. OTHER WEB HIGHLIGHTS:
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