Saturday, March 20, 2010

Bearkats make cover of SI

Just getting settled in after a few days in New Orleans. Trying to catch up on some of the things that happened while we were gone.

The annual Sports Illustrated NCAA Tournament Preview collage cover was released and the Bearkats were featured twice. The collage always included a player or mascot from all the teams participating the in the Big Dance. For SHSU, it was both.

Sammy, easily one of the most colorful mascots in college athletics, makes the cover. Also, Corey Allmond is featured on the cover. The picture of Allmond is from the Kentucky game when he hit a Rupp Arena record 11 3-pointers. This particular shot is of him "quieting" the home crowd.

This is the second time the Kats have made the cover of Sports Illustrated. The first was in 2003, the first time they made the NCAA Tournament. Anyone remember who made the cover then?