Saturday, March 17, 2007

Houston’s Szintia Szanto Named to C-USA Swimming and Diving All-Academic Team

From University of Houston Press Release

University of Houston senior Szintia Szanto was one of six swimming and diving student-athletes named to the 2006-07 Conference USA All-Academic Team, as announced by the league office Monday.

Szanto is a three-time C-USA Academic Medal recipient and C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll member during her career. Her 3.89 GPA in communications/advertising is the highest on a Cougar squad that routinely places double-digit numbers on the C-USA Honor Roll.

The Budapest, Hungary, native was a four-time All-Conference USA Second-Team honoree at the 2007 C-USA Championship, held at UH’s own Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Natatorium.

The All-Academic Team consists of six student-athletes that have earned a 3.20 cumulative grade point average or higher and competed in 75 percent of their team’s scheduled meets.

Three sophomore, two seniors and a junior made up the 2006-07 C-USA All-Academic swimming and diving team. In addition to Szanto, Kim Brewer (East Carolina), Camilla Overup (Marshall), Diane Gu (Rice), Jenny Basel (SMU), Celina Lemmen (SMU) were named to the All-Academic Team.

Friday, March 16, 2007

World Class Motorsports Returns to Houston

By Robert H. Kelly

World class motorsports returns to Houston on April 20-22 when the 2007 Grand Prix of Houston takes to the circuit around Reliant Park. The event will once again feature a spectacular combination of racing with world-class events from the Champ Car World Series and the American Le Mans Series.

The event will be a Friday through Sunday format. This will be a change from the 2006 event, which was a Thursday to Sunday format. The American Le Mans Series event will take place on the evening of Saturday, April 21. The Champ Car race will be held on Sunday afternoon, April 22.

TexSport Publications will be here for up-to-date information on the race weekend and for complete coverage of all the action on race days.

Please visit our dedicated web page at Grand Prix of Houston for complete news and coverage of the 2007 Grand Prix of Houston.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

2007 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

Every year, TexSport Publications gets into the mix and makes our predictions on the outcome of the 2007 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

This year is no different. However this year, we will make our predictions after each round instead of the entire tournament at once.

Here are our predictions:

Old Dominion
Notre Dame
Georgia Tech

Holy Cross

North Carolina
Southern Cal.
Washington State
Boston College

Ohio State
Texas A&M

We will continue this post on our satellite blog

Friday, March 09, 2007

Skip Kenney Suspended by Stanford University

By Robert H. Kelly

Stanford Univeristy men's swimming coach Skip Kenney was suspended indefinitely by the school Friday in the wake of his admission that he intentionally erased several performances from the team's media guide. As a result, he will not accompany the team to the NCAA Championships this coming week.

Yesterday, athletic director Bob Bowlsby had said that Kenney would be allowed to go with the team to Minneapolis before any "punitive steps'' would be taken against him. By Friday afternoon, Bowlsby decided to take action immediately.

"We take these allegations very seriously,'' Bowlsby said. "We will take the next several weeks to investigate each one thoroughly before coming to a conclusion on any further actions.''

Why would coach of such notoriety internally delete swimmers performance's from the record books is beyond believe.

Some have said he was being vindictive towards swimmers whom had butted head with him.

Regardless of the reason, this is unthinkable and inexcusably. Did he think because he was the "Great Skip Kenney" that he was beyond reproach and could do whatever he wanted?

Only he knows for sure. If it had been any other coach, he would have been out on the street, looking for a new job, with very few prospects.

What is amazing is that, if the truth was to be known, many coaches out there have the same attitude and think they can do what they want. Many more than we think and are willing to admit.

My prediction is that he will be fired and then hired by another university or high profile club team.

After all, most people will forgive anything if they think the coach can win for them.