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  1. That sounds positively frightening! Tech scored so it's 20-7.
  2. ISU 20 Tech 0. Switching to other games now - Tech looks awful. Florida-South Carolina 10-10. Clemson 10 Louisville 0, but driving.
  3. South Carolina already up 7-3 over Florida and driving for another TD. Louisville hanging tough at home v. Clemson - only 0-3 and they just got a key INT.
  4. I've got the day off, so lots of college football planned (although there might be a bike ride thrown in), starting off with Iowa State at Tech. The Clones just missed a chip shot FG - still love-love.
  5. No TV and no radio on this computer, so I hope someone's play-by-play skills in the chatroom are up to speed today.
  6. Former Aggie Jordi Arconada (ATP#431) ended up beating Habib in the other quarter, so it'll by Rybo v. Arconada in the semis in about an hour. What a surprise! It's been delayed due to the other semi - Matias Soto v. Michael Geerts. Join me in the chatroom for live updates whenever Rybo gets started!
  7. Yeah, only one interception, but what about the "Fumble in your own red zone" stat?
  8. So all that remains in this busy Frog tennis day is whether Nick Chappell can also advance in Waco against Geerts. He's currently down a break 1-3 after winning the first set in a breaker. 1-4 despite 3 break points. 1-5. A 3rd set seems likely. 1-6. Geerts makes a solid comeback and squares the match. On to the deciding set! 0-1. Nick is broken early in a long game with multiple deuces. 0-2. The collapse continues. 1-2. Nick finally wins a game. He's only down 1 break, but needs a change of momentum. 1-3. 1-4. The fat lady is warming up. 1-5. She's definitely vocalizing. 2-5. Geerts is probably cheezing as he allows a love hold. Chappell falls 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 2-6 and is out at Waco. So only Rybo won today in the quarters.
  9. In Turkey, tennis hostilities re-commenced today and, like the Kurds, Tomas Jirousek went down to defeat in the quarters at Antalya 3 and 2 to Musetti. But 3 Frogs are, as I type, currently in action: Jerry Lopez v. Cristian Rodriguez in Cancun, Alex Rybakov v. Ben Patael in Waco and Nick Chappell v. Michael Geerts in Waco. Jerry trails 6-7 (5-7), 3-5; Rybo leads 4-1 and Nick leads 4-3. Jerry breaks and evens the 2nd set 5-all! Jerry 5-6 in the 2nd; Alex leads 4-2; Nick breaks and leads 5-3! Jerry falls 6-7, 5-7 and is out in the quarters. Rybo 5-2!; Nick broken and back to even on serve 5-4. Alex breaks again and wins 6-2! Nick 5-all. Rybo has earned 15.2 thousand euros this year; Nick 7.4. Nick gets broken 5-6 (sigh). Nick breaks back 6-all! Into a breaker! Alex holds 1-0 in the 2nd. Nick 1-0 in the breaker. Rybo breaks again 2-0!; Nick 4-2 in the breaker. Rybo cruising 3-0; Nick 5-3 in the breaker. Nick takes the breaker 7-5 and the fist set 7-6! Alex 4-1; Nick 0-1. Rybakov 4-2; Chappell 0-2. Uh oh... Rybo 5-2; Nick 0-3. 5-3; 1-3. Alex Rybakov advances to the semis in Waco with a solid 6-2, 6-3 W over Patael! He continues to have success in the Futures tourneys while having difficulty in the Challengers. He'll now face the winner of the battle of the Aggies Hady Habib v. Jordi Arconada for a chance at the finals.
  10. Earlier this morning in Turkey, Tomas Jirousek (ATP#796) did not declare a ceasefire against Viacheslav Vulik and instead created a safe zone for himself by advancing in the Antalya Futures tourney love and 2. He will next wage tennis war against Lorenzo Musetti (ATP#450, an Italian) at 2:00 a.m. (CDT). Meanwhile, in Waco, three Frogs are in action today. Alex Rybakov (ATP# 596) just beat Colin Sinclair (ATP#540) 6-1, 7-5. Tadeas Paroulek (ATP#830) lost to Michael Geerts (ATP#447) 1 and 2. And Nick Chappell (ATP#609) beat Liam Caruanu (ATP#549) 4 and 4. Chappell will next play Geerts; Rybo will play the winner of Strong Kirscheimer (formerly from Northwestern) and Ben Patael (Israel). So 3 Frogs remain in this week's tourneys - good performances so far.
  11. Nick Chappell (ATP#609) ended up beating Lebedev 7-5, 6-3 and has also advanced at Waco. Tomorrow, he'll play Liam Caruana (ATP#549 - the guy who gave us so much trouble in Houston). Meanwhile, in Antalya, Turkey, Tomas Jirousek (ATP#796) is into the quarters after beating Dan Alexandru Tomescu (ATP#796, from Romania) and he'll play Viacheslav Yulik (ATP#1907, a Russian) early tomorrow morning.
  12. Rybo (ATP#595) v. Jonathan Gray (ATP#597) has just started. Alex is serving first and held his first game. 2-0! Rybakov breaks at love! 4-0! Rybo breaks again! Alex takes the first set easily 6-1! Gray serving first in the 2nd set. 0-1. Gray wakes up and gets a love hold. 1-all. 1-2. This set seems to be far more evenly matched. 1-3. Not so evenly matched now as Rybo gets broken for the first time in the match. 1-4. Ouch. Another love hold for a re-energized Jonathan Gray. 2-4. Alex gets a hold but needs a break. 2-5. No break there but at least the game was competitive. 3-5 (barely). Rybo saves a set point and will have one more chance for the break. 4-5! Woo hoo! Rybo gets the clutch break and evens the set on serve!! 5-all! A love hold for Alexandrovich Rybakovsky! All square in the 2nd. YESS!! 6-5! Alex has won 4 straight games, including 2 breaks! He'll serve for the match! 7-5! It took four match points to do it, but Rybo advances with a strong 6-1, 7-6 W! The 2nd set comeback was especially clutch.
  13. Tadeas Paroulek's match against Jones was not in the main draw - it was his 3rd qualie match - but he won it 3 and 1 and has now advanced to the main draw in Waco where he will face Ryan Nijboer this morning. Rybo's match against Jonathan Gray and Nick's match against Nguyen were delayed until today. So the 3 Frogs will all be in action some time this morning or afternoon. In Antwerp, Cam Norrie lost in the first round in both singles and doubles - in singles it was to Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (2-7), 4-6, and in doubles it was to the team of Arends/Pel. So another disappointing tourney for Cam. Er, Tadeas is currently playing #532 Nijboer. He lost the first set 4-6, but came back to even the match 7-6 (7-1) in the 2nd set. It's now 3-1 in the 3rd. The Rybo match will follow. Go Tadeas! 4-1! This would be a very good W for Tadeas - he's currently at #830. 5-1! Up 2 breaks and cruising! 6-1! Courageous Heart advances! He's now 8-2 in pro tourneys since coming to America. There's always the concern that, although all Futures tourneys are rated the same, the draws in certain parts of the world are tougher than others. Tadeas has been playing almost exclusively in Eastern Europe, but has now shown similar success in the U.S., if not actually better. And he's only a freshman! Rybo and Nick upcoming...
  14. I'm in favor of starting (and staying with) Delton because he'll be stoked to play well in his last-ever game in Manhattan.
  15. I'm not sure if it'll be shown in Chicago either - it's listed for 1:30 p.m. (CDT), but none of the Fox regionals are listing it as yet, so I'm pessimistic.
  16. One W and 2 L's today at the qualies in Waco. Alastair Gray lost 4 and 4 to Vasil Kirkov and Eduardo Roldan lost 6-7 (3-7), 0-6 to Eric Morris. But Tadeas Paroulek won easily 2 and 1 over Nevin Arimilli and has advanced to the main draw along with both Rybo and Nick Chappell (whose name I didn't see until today). So, 3 Frogs remain - Rybo will face off against Jonathan Gray (ATP#597 - a Brit but no relation to Ali), Nick will play Daniel Nguyen (ATP#400) and Tadeas will play Adam Jones (NR - also a Brit). All are first rounders.
  17. I'm actually feeling good about this game. First, I'll have Saturday off and will be able to watch live (presumably - when and on what channel will it be). And second, our schizophrenic nature seems likely to mean that we'll be "on" this week and will fumble fewer times in our red zone and spot KState multitudinous points like we've done against SMU and Iowa State.
  18. Texas' Yuya Ito ended up winning the ITA All-American in Tulsa over Florida's Sam Riffice 4 and 4. This is a bad sign, with Ito rising, the Longhorns' chances of repeating a Big 12 championship and possibly another national championship are rising as well. But in Waco, there was good news yesterday as Gray, Paroulek and Roldan rolled to first round qualie W's - Eduardo won 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-0) over Peter Bothwell, Tadeas won 1-6, 6-3, 10-4 over Baylor's Sven Lah and Ali won 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 12-10 over Eliot Spizziri. (Reese Stalder lost as expected (6-7, (3-7), 4-6) to the U.K.'s Findel-Hawkins). Today, Gray will play Vasil Kirkov and Paroulek will face Nevin Arimilli, while Eduardito will get a day off. Rybo awaits the main draw. Cam Norrie v. Lopez will be at 5:00 a.m. (CDT) at Antwerp.
  19. Cam Norrie (ATP#64) has traveled to Antwerp and is scheduled to face Feliciano Lopez (ATP#61) tomorrow. He's also teaming in doubles with Soon Woo Kwon. The ITA All-American Final will be between Florida's Sam Riffice and Texas' Yuya Ito today. Alastair Gray, Tadeas Paroulek, Eduardo Roldan and Reese Stalder are in Waco in the qualies in the Futures tourney there this week. Widow drew the top seed - Jack Findel-Hawkins and won't be favored, but Eduardito, Ali and Courageous Heart got better draws and will face Peter Bothwell, Svan Lah and Eliot Spizzirri, respectively. Rybo is also there, but he's qualified (barely) for the main draw.
  20. Jared

    AP Poll

    Major changes in this week's poll - needless to say, no votes for TCU. 1. Alabama 2. LSU 3. Clemson 4. Ohio State 5. Oklahoma 6. Wisconsin 7. Penn State 8. Notre Dame (above Georgia??) 9. Florida 10. Georgia 11. Auburn 12. Oregon 13. Utah 14. Boise State (in past years, they'd be higher) 15. Texas (with 2 losses?) 16. Michigan 17. Arizona State 18. Baylor 19. SMU 20. Minnesota 21. Cincinnati 22. Missouri 23. Iowa 24. Appalachian State (??) 25. Washington A&M finally out; Tulane at 26.
  21. I guess I missed all the good games today, but Washington v. Arizona is a good one late. The Huskies lead 27-17 late in the 3rd.
  22. So, who are we for in the Red River Rivalry? I really don't like OU dominating the conference year-after-year, but I REALLY don't like seeing Texas win any game at any time, so I guess I'm for OU. Not that we're going to challenge for the title this year or anything...
  23. Ali Gray fell 2 and 1 to Florida's Oliver Crawford today in the Round of 16 at the All-American in Tulsa, so that's it for the Frogs in this huge tourney. Given that Gray is ranked 23rd in the ITA pre- season rankings, the Round of 16 is actually a little better than where he was expected to go, so it was a good tourney for him (although I was hoping for better). The overall TCU record was 10-6, which is pretty good (although I was hoping for better). Next up will be the ITA Texas Regionals in Waco.
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