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Archive for March 25, 2011

Cal Poly 6, Air Force 1 in men’s tennis

The Air Force men’s tennis team wrapped up competition on its spring break trip to Hawaii Friday with a 6-1 loss to 40th-ranked Cal Poly in Waipahu. The Falcons went 1-3 this week and are now 9-6 this season. The Mustangs took the doubles point with wins at the top two spots. AFA won the No. 3 match as freshmen Andy Jackson and Alex Grubbs downed Brian McPhee and Drew Jacobs, 9-8(5), at No. 3. Cal Poly won five of the six singles matches, four of them in straight sets. Falcon freshman ... Full Story

Eagles One Win Away From Turner Conference Title

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The Colorado Eagles overcame a four-goal third period from the Fort Wayne Komets to take a 7-6 overtime win in the penultimate game of the regular season. With a win tomorrow night against the Komets, Colorado can secure the Turner Conference title and the respective #1 seed in the upcoming playoffs. The Eagles had six different goal scorers, with Aaron Schneekloth -- fresh off the IR, and playing in his first game since March 1 -- netting the game-winner. Each team had ... Full Story

Yale beats Air Force, 2-1, in overtime

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Chad Ziegler scored at 3:16 of overtime as third-ranked Yale, the top overall seed in the tournament, defeated 20th-ranked Air Force, 2-1, Friday, March 25, in the NCAA East Regional at Webster Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn. Air Force’s season ends with a 20-12-6 overall record. Yale, 28-6-1 overall, advances to the Elite Eight against Minnesota-Duluth on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. ET. The winner of the regional final advances to the NCAA Frozen Four, ... Full Story

Error Proves Costly For Falcons In 5-3 Loss At Utah

SALT LAKE CITY - A botched pickoff throw helped lead to Air Force baseball’s 5-3 loss at Utah in its Mountain West Conference opener Friday night at Spring Mobile Ballpark. The Falcons dropped to 10-12, 0-1 on the season while the Utes improved to 9-9, 3-1. Falcon starting pitcher Evan Abrecht (5-1) took his first loss of the season despite holding Utah to three earned runs. Abrecht went seven innings, allowing eight hits, while striking out five. Ben Bertelson pitched a scoreless ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—March 26, Is Sirius the most luminous

Sky Tonight—March 26, Is Sirius the most luminous star in the sky?

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Look southward at dusk and nightfall, and you can’t miss Sirius, the brightest star in the nighttime sky. Mia asks, “Isn’t there a brighter star in absolute magnitude which appears dimmer because of its distance?” Yes, Mia, you are right. Sirius, in the constellation Canis Major (the Greater Dog), looks extraordinarily bright in Earth’s sky because it is only 8.6 light-years away. Many stars on ... Full Story

Imperfect Justice in Snyder v. Phelps

Imperfect Justice in Snyder v. Phelps

By Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson On March 2, the Supreme Court issued a decision in the case Snyder v. Phelps that illustrates the difficulty of balancing competing claims to rights and justice in our judicial system. The court overturned a lower court’s $5 million tort judgment against Pastor Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas, for invasion of privacy and inflicting emotional distress on the Albert Snyder family. In case you haven’t heard, Phelps and his ... Full Story

Buckle Up Rural Colorado

It’s a Habit You Can Live With Law Enforcement in 50 rural counties conduct Click It or Ticket enforcement March 31-April 6th DENVER – In an effort to increase seat belt use and save lives on rural Colorado roadways, the Colorado State Patrol and 36 rural law enforcement agencies in 50 counties are mobilizing for a Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement period, March 31 through April 6th.  The enforcement is combined with a seat belt education campaign, aimed at dispelling the myths ... Full Story

Loveland Employers’ Roundtable

Loveland Employers' Roundtable Friday, April 8, 2011 The next session in the LOVELAND Employers’ Roundtable series, “The Best Use of Your Marketing Dollars,” is scheduled for Friday morning, April 8, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM at the Loveland City Council Chambers – 500 East 3rd Street. Marketing often breeds confusion for owners of small and growing businesses. What strategies are appropriate for your budgets of money, people, and time?  Which should you avoid, and which should you ... Full Story

CU golfers post second best final round team score

  GOLFERS TIE FOR SEVENTH AT BARONA COLLEGIATE CUP SAN DIEGO — The University of Colorado men’s golf team could have gone out there in the rain and wind Friday and tanked things after a disappointing opening two rounds here in the Barona Collegiate Cup. Instead, the Buffaloes gutted it out, posted the second best final round score and finished tied for seventh in the 16-team event. CU was able to zoom up six spots in the standings as fairly heavy rain fell for about three hours ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

    Io in True Color Credit: Galileo Project, JPL, NASA Explanation: The strangest moon in the Solar System is bright yellow. This picture, an attempt to show how Io would appear in the "true colors" perceptible to the average human eye, was taken in 1999 July by the Galileo spacecraft that orbited Jupiter from 1995 to 2003. Io's colors derive from sulfur and molten silicate rock. The unusual surface of Io is kept very young by its system of active volcanoes. The ... Full Story

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