Monday, May 16, 2011

49ers news and notes

Been off for a week, so let's get caught up:

-- A source tells me Charlotte's men's basketball team is in the process of signing junior-college transfer Ilija Ivankovic, a 6-10 center from San Jacinto (Texas) College. Ivankovic played in high school at Charlotte's United Faith Christian Academy and is a native of Split, Croatia. Expect something official later this week after the 49ers' compliance office does its due diligence.

-- When you write about the 49ers golf team, you have to use the word "consecutive" a lot. Charlotte, which has now won six consecutive Atlantic 10 championships, will play in its seventh consecutive NCAA tournament, beginning this week with a regional Thursday-Saturday at Bloomington, Ind. Charlotte is seeded 10th for the event at Bloomington's Wolf Run Golf Club. The five top teams and the best finisher not on one of those teams advance to the national finals May 31-June 5 at Stillwater, Okla.

-- The 49ers have clinched at least the second seed (and a first-round bye) in the A-10 baseball tournament and can win the league's regular-season title this weekend -- but they'll have to do it watching from afar. Charlotte (38-12, 17-7) is finished with its league season and trails first-place Rhode Island (29-17, 15-6) by a few percentage points. If the Rams lose one game in their three-game series this week at Dayton, Charlotte will win the regular-season title by tiebreaker (the 49ers won their series against Rhode Island earlier this season). Charlotte ends its regular season this weekend at Dallas Baptist (37-15).

-- Bids for the NCAA track regional will be released Thursday and Charlotte's Darius Law (200, 400 meters), Keara Thomas (3K steeplechase) and Jake Deaton (shot put, discus) are certain to be invited. Other possibilities are Sam Jordan (100 meters), Amanda Goetschius (5K and 10K), Aaron Kauffman (800 meters) and the men's 4x100 relay team.


Anonymous said...

"A source tells me..."

Shouldn't that say, "Every 49er fan site tells me..."?

Anonymous said...

David, you have Charlotte's record wrong.....their 38-12 (not 38-17).

Alex said...

Most of Dallas Baptist's athletic programs are Division II, but their baseball team is a Division I independent squad. They only play Division I opponents and they're included in the NCAA's official Division I RPI rankings.

Anonymous said...

Great to have you back David!