March 16, 2007 [LINK / comment]

March madness!?

Snow out back March 2007 Just a few days ago, the temperature climbed into the seventies, and today it snowed for most of the afternoon. This is utter madness!

And speaking of March madness, hats off to the Rams of Virginia Commonwealth University, who upset the Duke Blue Devils 79-77 last night. Located in downtown Richmond, VCU was the first institution at which I taught, and it has a lot of promise. They have blended the new architecture into the existing rowhouses and other buildings in a very harmonious way. I frown on the professionalization of collegiate sports, but I still say that athletic success can do wonders to motivate scholarly effort.