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  1. UL Baseball NCAA snubs UL, LSU


      The University of Louisiana's 2006 baseball season came to an end Monday, and it didn't come with a final out or a final hit.

    The only hit the Ragin' Cajuns took was one to the gut, and the only out was being left out of the NCAA Tournament field when the 64-team bracket was announced Monday morning over ESPN.

    "It's pretty much the way things have gone for us recently," said Cajun senior outfielder John McCarthy as he carried his equipment bag to his car.

    "I really don't understand it," said senior outfielder Josh Landry of Jeanerette.
    Most of the Cajuns (39-20) believed they had done enough to earn one of the NCAA's 34 at-large berths, despite not winning the Sun Belt Conference regular-season title as they did in 2005 and being eliminated on Friday from the league tournament.

    "We let some things go that we had control over," said a disappointed Cajun coach Tony Robichaux. "When you do that, you leave things to chance. Along the way, we let games get away from us. Troy got it done, and that's why their name came up."

    Troy, the league's regular-season (20-4 to UL's 19-5) and tournament champion, was awarded a number two seed in the Tuscaloosa, Ala., regional. South Alabama, the number three finisher in the Sun Belt regular season which lost to UL 8-5 in a tournament elimination game, was awarded the number three seed at Oxford, Miss.

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    Dan McDonald
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    Default Re: NCAA snubs UL, LSU

    don't lump us together only LSU was snubbed.


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    Ragin' Cajuns Re: NCAA snubs UL, LSU

    listen here LSU bob.... LSU was without a doubt the worst team ive seen all year. and yall want to cry when yall dont get a regional?? i dont understand. if lafayette was as bad as yall were, we would just accept the fact and move on. plus, your team barely made it to its own conference tournament, how did you think yall would make it to a regional?? with a record like 13-17 in conference, that thought should have never crossed your mind.

    o and let me correct you.... UL got snubbed so dont lump us together with LSU.


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    Default Re: NCAA snubs UL, LSU

    Quote Originally Posted by LSU Bob
    don't lump us together only LSU was snubbed.
    quite simply because you suuuuccccckkkkkeeeedddd

    and people are happy to not have to deal with the fools from the back woods who's only identity is to have a tiger tail hanging out of their pick-up trucks....

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    UL Football Re: NCAA snubs UL, LSU

    Quote Originally Posted by LSU Bob
    don't lump us together only LSU was snubbed.
    There, there Bobby Boy things will get better, football is only 3 plus months away. You all can be more productive and start being critiical of Les even before the first practice.

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    Default Re: NCAA snubs UL, LSU

    Whooooo-eeeeee! Get a load of that strong corndog smell in here!

    Mustard and ketchup anyone?


  7. Default Commentary: NCAA selection process needs a new approach


      Just try to imagine the national uproar.

    Substitute any teams, divisions or leagues you'd like, and the reaction would be the same.

    Let's just say one year that the New York Giants finished 10-6 and the Dallas Cowboys 9-7 in a battle for the final NFC wild-card playoff spot.

    Prior to the playoffs that year, however, a committee got together and decided that the Giants had only one win against a winning team and the Cowboys had five. So because of the Cowboys' superior strength of schedule, it would be Dallas going to the playoffs instead of New York.

    It would be mass chaos. Conspiracy theories would be running rampant. Investigations would be called for across the nation. Sports call-ins shows would be filled with more venom than anyone's ever seen.

    As unreasonable and far-fetched as that scenario sounds, it happens virtually every time an NCAA sport holds a postseason.

    And yet somehow, it's not chaos. Oh sure, there are some ripples. In basketball, analysts like Billy Packer or ____ Vitale might complain, but nothing major. Fans and hometown media of particular programs would do some barking, but it would quickly be passed off a sour grapes, or "that's just the way it is.''

    In other words, the NCAA continues to do something that's completely illogical and no one with any influence seems to care enough to cry out for change.

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    Kevin Foote
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