Wednesday, June 07, 2006

UM Baseball's Magnificent Run; Alabama Votes

Here are a couple of updates to our recent posts:

Falcon Baseball

A few of us were watching live stats at our desks last Thursday evening when the Falcon baseballers lost to California State University-Chico in the NCAA Division II national championship series in Montgomery.

While UM didn't go all the way the 2006 squad became the first in school history to place in the top five at season's end. The Falcons are ranked third in the nation behind University of Tampa and CSU Chico after a remarkable 43-18 (.705) tally on the year.

Winners of the NCAA Division II South Central Region and the Gulf South Conference East Division, UM also has the honor of being the first Alabama team to reach the national semis since former Gulf South Conference member Jacksonville State University in 1991. The last Alabama team to reach the national championship series was North Alabama, in 1999.

Our baseball club's success comes on the heels of an Elite Eight appearance by the Men's Basketball team in March. Winners of the NCAA Division II South Regional, the Falcons posted a record 29 wins and went 12-2 in GSC conference play.

For more details on this year's winning baseball campaign, check out Sports Information Director Alfred Kojima's writeups on the UM Athletics page. Thanks for a great season, guys.

Primary Elections

The primaries were held yesterday and nearly 925,000 Alabamians cast their votes in the gubernatorial race. Also on the ballot were other state and county races and one constitutional amendment.

Registration for November's general election will be open until 10 days prior to the election date. As always, you can pick up your voter registration form here at the library or visit the Alabama Secretary of State website for more information.

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