Wednesday, April 7, 2010

78-0 "Again"

Connecticut has won them all this season, and Stanford has won them all except a game against the Huskies. So it's only fitting that the women's national championship comes down to a rematch between them. U Conn will be going for its 78th consecutive win and a second straight unbeaten season, which has never happened in women's college basketball. Not that the Huskies need reasons to be confident, but it can only help knowing they've beaten the Lady Cardinals once this season and during the Final Four last season. The Cardinals gave U Conn its toughest game this season, losing by only 12. Stanford also was the last team to beat Connecticut, back during the 2008 Final Four. The Huskies defeated Stanford 80-68 when the teams met Dec. 23 in Hartford, Conn. That's the closest any team has come all season to Connecticut, which has won every game during its streak by double digits.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

"The Chosen One"

American professional basketball sensation LeBron Raymone James (aka "The Chosen One") was born on December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio. He was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the first overall pick in the 2003 NBA entry draft. LeBron James first gained notoriety as a freshman at St. Vincent–St. Mary High School. He landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine a couple of years later, dubbed as the most promising young basketball talent to have emerged since the likes of Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. As one of the most dominant players in NBA history, LeBron James was named "Rookie of the Year" in 2004 and "Most Valuable Player" in 2009. He won a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics and in 1999, led the Cavaliers to their first division championship in 33 years. In March 2008 LeBron James appeared on the cover of Vogue alongside Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, becoming the first African American man to appear on the cover of the coveted magazine.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Cenntinial Exhibit

The Centennial Exhibit is a joint initiative of the Centennial Steering Committee and University Libraries. At this exhibit there was a display of Southern Miss memorabilia collected over the last 100 years. It included yearbooks, newspapers, athletic, and arts memorabilia, and many never-before-seen photographs. Viewing the past makes you feel secure. It makes you understand your schools history and it makes you feel more comfortable about choosing your school. This was a great experience and a way to learn about the university.
The Centennial Celebration has a lot of events including “The Hub Fest”. This fest consisted of arts and crafts, activities for children, animal encounters from the Hattiesburg Zoo, a birthday party for the Hattiesburg Zoo and The University of Southern Mississippi as well. The Hub Fest is an exciting celebration with a lot of fun and games. This day is fun filled and has a lot of activities included all in one day. It was a wonderful event and it will be for many years to come.