Just a few notes as we head toward this weekend.
1) Jim Rueda of the Mankato Free Press has a nice feature on former Minnesota State (nee Mankato State) baseball and men's basketball stand-out Gene Glynn, who has been named field manager of the Minnesota Twins triple A affiliate Rochester. The story is located here.
2) Chad Brownlee (former Minnesota State men's hockey defenseman) cracked the Canadian Country Music top ten charts last week with his single Love Me or Leave me. If you take a look a little further down on the list, you'll see that another Brownlee song has just entered the charts at #41. His recently released video for (Christmas) Baby, please come home is located here.
3) Men's hockey this Friday (Dec. 30) vs. the U.S. U18 team here in Mankato with the Mavericks wearing a special edition camouflage jersey in a salute for Miliary Appreciation Night.
School starts up again Jan. 9 and our first home event for 2012 is Jan. 7 when track hosts the Alumni Open. Our basketball teams are on the road with games at MSU-Moorhead (Jan. 2), UM-Crookston (Jan. 3) and Southwest Minnesota State (Jan. 7). Women's Hockey is at Bemidji State (Jan. 6-7) and Men's Hockey is at St. Lawrence (Jan. 6-7). Jim Makovsky and his wrestlers are at the National Duals Jan. 7-8. The weekend of Jan. 13-14 is chock full of home activity with several home events. Be sure to check out the schedule at msumavericks.com for additional information. Or you could just jump there by going here.
Until then, Happy Holiday's from all of us at Minnesota State Athletics. It's great to be a Maverick!