Roundup: USF softball, golf see NCAA runs end
I'm here in Ponte Vedra Beach for the annual Big East (er, American Athletic Conference) meetings -- USF has a full contingent of coaches and Doug Woolard hear as the new league hashes out important things for this first season. In the next two days, the league could approve (but not likely unveil) its new logo, sites for men's and women's basketball tournaments and an agreement for divvying up all that exit-fee money.
First, there's an important weekend to recap -- USF softball saw its hopes of a return to Oklahoma City end with a pair of losses to Florida in Gainesville, with the Bulls managing only four runs in their four games there. USF men's golf just missed a trip to the NCAA finals, losing a sudden-death one-hole playoff with Oklahoma for the fifth and final berth from the Tallahassee regional.
And USF baseball took two of three from Rutgers in its final weekend series of the regular season, helping their case for an NCAA at-large berth. The Bulls will have the No. 4 seed in this week's Big East tournament in Clearwater, opening with Rutgers (again) on Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the double-elimination event. How many wins do the Bulls need to feel good about making the NCAAs? Good question.