If you follow Maverick Athletics, then you just might also find something relative to what Thoreau was thinking when he said "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it."
A quick gander at the MSU Athletics Calendar shows a lot going on this week with no fewer then 21 events listed between Tuesday and Sunday. And this doesn't include a press conference scheduled for Nina Tikkinen, who will showcase her newly-minted bronze medal from the 2010 Winter Olympic Games Tuesday at All Seasons Arena.
The MSU basketball teams begin NSIC play-off action Wednesday with first-round games. The Maverick women are the eighth seed and play at Concordia, while the men are seeded first and host Southwest Minnesota State. Both games are slated for 7:00 p.m. starts. As the top seed, the Maverick men would host the four-team, two-day NSIC Tournament at Taylor Center Saturday and Sunday should they get past the eighth-seeded Mustangs Wednesday.
The MSU men's hockey team closes out the 2009-10 regular season schedule with a home-and-home series vs. St. Cloud State Friday (in Mankato) and Saturday (in St. Cloud). The baseball team plays Bemidji State in a pair of nonconference double headers in the Metrodome Tuesday and Wednesday, then along with the MSU tennis and softball teams, begin action in Florida Sunday.
And, of course, a big shout out to the MSU men's track and field team which captured the 2010 NSIC Indoor Track and Field Championship which was held in Myers Field House this past weekend. And another incredible weekend for MSU senior heavyweight Brady Wilson, who became not only MSU's first four-time wrestling regional champion over the weekend, but also MSU's career wins leader.
As always, it's great to be a Maverick.