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Monday, March 24, 2008

Let's see more of these sights

It was a scene that you probably won't see in any other NCAA sport in any other league around the country.

Following their 3-0 sweep of the Oakland Grizzlies on Saturday afternoon, the Centenary Ladies and their vanquished opponents were treated to a barbecue at the Centenary softball complex by a group of Centenary parents. Sure, there wasn't a lot of intermingling between the two squads, but it was refreshing to see the opponents sitting around in close quarters on a beautiful afternoon enjoying a great meal.

It seems that the Summit League has asked the home team to provide a meal at the game site after each conference series to save the visiting team the time and money it takes to go to a restaurant. It's a great idea that should promote relationships between the squads.

Oakland coach Glenn MacDonald walked over and hugged Melody Montgomery, wife of Centenary coach Mark Montgomery, and stood around visiting with the Montgomery family. It was a scene that you don't see every day in college athletics, but it's one we should see more of.


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