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Up to opening day

The season may last forever, and one game surely doesn’t make or break your season, but opening day has that magic few other events hold. Everyone has a chance at the World Series title, even the Cubs, who likely will follow their mantra: Completely Useless By September. Not like the Sox will be better, though. For more on opening day, see Second City Sports Bar and the Benchwarmer.

Down to 30 degrees in April

Really, Mother Nature? You’ve GOT to be joking. When the Groundhog predicts an early spring, it means it’s supposed to stop being cold. Apparently you missed the memo this year, so in return, I’d like it to be 80 degrees on St. Patrick’s Day again next year. Don’t forget.

Up to the return of Loyola golf

It wasn’t the most successful weekend for the men’s or women’s golf teams. The women finished eighth of ten at the IPFW Spring Invitational, while the men ended the Spring Break Championship with a 12 out of 18 finish. Nevertheless, it’s good to see Loyola on the links again. Hopefully they’ll duplicate their success from last spring, when the men took the Conference title.

Down to awful sports injuries

That was one nasty injury Kevin Ware suffered in the Elite Eight on Sunday, March 31. His team, Louisville, took on Duke in a high-profile game. In the first half, Ware jumped to block a shot. As he came down, his leg buckled and snapped in one of the worst injuries you will ever see. Don’t watch the video if you are faint of heart. It’s that bad.

And this week’s shout-out goes to  Thomas Jaeschke

The freshman continues to impress for Loyola. Last week, Jaeschke was named MIVA Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in two Loyola wins. Jaeschke averaged  4.17 kills per set to help the Ramblers reach a season-best seven game win streak. Keep up the good work!

By Nick Amatangelo

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