I stayed up until 2 this morning, watching my Maryland Terrapins beat the UCLA Bruins on the baseball diamond in an NCAA Tournament elimination game on ESPNU.
My squad beat the defending national champion, the No. 1 team in the country right now, too, for the second time in three tries in a four-day stretch, out in LA LA land.
The Terps advance to the Super Regionals, representing the Big Ten against former Atlantic Coast Conference rival Virginia. Whomever wins that series down in Charlottesville advances to the College World Series in Omaha.
So four hours later, I can’t sleep. Life happens. I smell skunk outside the bedroom window of the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood. P.U. Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle is inside, on the couch, I see. Phew. I’m still excited about last night.
I think about my days on campus, good days, and this Throwback story from last year, one of my favorites.