3-2-2015 Schedule Judy Garman Classic

Judy Garman Classic March 5

For the first time in 15 years, health reasons will prevent Spy from attending this classic but will use a variety of sources to report the games, which include Top 10 matches.


Thursday (March 5)
11:00 a.m. Arizona St. vs. Michigan 10:30 AM San Jose St. vs. Long Beach St.
1:30 p.m. Florida vs. Michigan 1:00 PM Auburn vs. Long Beach St.
4:00 p.m. Florida vs. San Jose St. 3:30 PM Auburn vs. Pacific
6:30 p.m. Cal St. Fullerton vs. Arizona St.   **NO GAME**
Friday (March 6)
10:00 a.m. Arizona vs. Florida 9:30 a.m. Michigan vs. San Jose St.
12:30 p.m. Baylor vs. Arizona St. 12:00 p.m. Iowa vs. San Jose St.
3:00 p.m. Oregon vs. Florida 2:30 p.m. Pacific vs. San Diego St.
5:30 p.m. Arizona vs. Auburn 5:00 p.m. Michigan vs. Baylor
8:00 p.m. Cal St. Fullerton vs. Auburn 7:30 p.m. Fresno St. vs. Iowa
Saturday (March 7)
10:00 a.m. San Diego St. vs. Michigan 9:30 a.m. Pacific vs. Baylor
12:30 p.m. San Diego St. vs. Iowa 12:00 p.m. Florida vs. Fresno St.
3:00 p.m. San Jose St. vs. Arizona St. 2:30 p.m. Pacific vs. Oregon
5:30 p.m. Cal St. Fullerton vs. Iowa 5:00 p.m. Fresno St. vs. Oregon
8:00 p.m. Auburn vs. Arizona St. 7:30 p.m. Long Beach St. vs. Arizona
Sunday (March 8)
9:30 a.m. Fresno St. vs. Baylor 9:00 a.m. Iowa vs. Oregon
12:00 p.m. Arizona vs. Baylor 11:30 a.m. Long Beach St. vs. Oregon
2:30 p.m. Arizona vs. Fresno St. 2:00 p.m. Long Beach St. vs. San Diego St.
5:00 p.m. Cal St. Fullerton vs. San Diego St.   **NO GAME**
NOTE: First Team Listed Occupies Third Base Dugout and will be the home team… schedule as of Sept. 11, 2014


3-1-2015 Report from IOC Executive Board


Saturday 28 February 2015
IOC Executive Board launches Implementation Plan for Olympic Agenda 2020 – announces progress on a number of recommendations
The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) concluded three days of meetings today in Rio de Janeiro by adopting an Implementation Plan for Olympic Agenda 2020, the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement.

The Executive Board went through each of the 40 recommendations that make up Olympic Agenda 2020 and discussed their implementation, including timelines, costs, and the impact on human resources and the structure of the IOC.

The Implementation Plan focuses on timelines for 2015 but also gives some milestones beyond 2015.

Implementation of a significant number of recommendations began immediately after their adoption at the 127th IOC Session in Monaco eight weeks ago, with the first meetings taking place in December.

For the bidding process, the new Invitation Phase for the 2024 Games is already in place, starting on 15 January. This gives interested cities the chance to see how the Olympic Games best fit into their long-term social, sporting, environmental and economic environment. The EB heard today that a number of interested potential bidders had already taken advantage of the new phase.

Today, some new allocations have been made of the USD 20 million fund to protect the clean athletes. Decisions have been taken to fund better research in the fight against doping by having a fresh look at the testing procedures and sample taking. USD 2.5 million has been allocated to set up workshops, already beginning in April, for the prevention of match fixing, manipulation and related corruption in collaboration with INTERPOL.

The Executive Board established today the position of an ethics and compliance officer in the IOC administration.

Work on the organisational structure of the Olympic Channel is well advanced.  The management structure of the company was agreed today.  It will have a share capital of one million CHF. Hiring of key management positions on the channel will now go ahead.

The EB discussed the procedure and timeline regarding the composition of the Olympic sports programme. Specifically regarding the addition of an extra event(s) to the programme of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 from a Recognised International Federation, the IOC EB will approve a set of criteria at its next meeting in June. Tokyo 2020 will subsequently submit its proposal to the IOC in September 2015. The IOC Programme Commission will then study the proposal(s) and make a recommendation to the IOC EB. A final decision is expected to be made at the IOC Session in Rio in 2016.

In the context of Olympic Agenda 2020 the EB agreed to three venue changes to the master plan for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The excellent collaboration between the IOC and Tokyo 2020 to incorporate the spirit of Olympic Agenda 2020 into its plans for the Games has already resulted in savings of USD 1 billion for the Organising Committee from the revised construction budget.

In its commitment to strengthen the support to athletes, the EB agreed to have a mourning place within the Olympic Village during the period of the Games in order to allow athletes to gather and pay tribute to people who passed away. It was also decided to devote a moment during the Closing Ceremony to remember the ones who died in the context of the Games.

“Participants at past Olympic Games have been affected by casualties and incidents back in their home counties,” said President Bach. “We want to give the athletes the opportunity to express their mourning in a dignified way and environment in the Olympic Village where representatives of the whole world are living peacefully under the same roof. At the Closing Ceremony, the Games come to an end and many people feel that it is a moment to remember people who have died at the Olympic Games.”

Going forward, each Executive Board meeting will now devote part of its agenda to the Olympic Agenda 2020 Implementation Plan to ensure proper follow-up and delivery.

Other recommendations have already been implemented. The IOC has included non-discrimination on sexual orientation in the 6th Fundamental Principle of Olympism.

The IOC has increased transparency, and will be audited according to enhanced International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), even if these higher standards are legally not required.

3-1-2015 Relevant Notes from Germany


Richard von Weizsäcker, 94, Dies: First President of Reunited .Germany..

Richard von Weizsäcker, the patrician first president of the reunited Germany and a guardian of his nation’s moral conscience, has died. He transformed what had been a mostly ceremonial office into a political platform from which he helped lead German reunification while urging Germans to confront their Nazi past. He made several trips to Israel where his efforts at restitution and recognition were warmly welcomed. Weizsacker planted a tree in Jerusalem’s memorial garden. (So did the Hesse family) His comments about leaders swaying opinion and converting Germans, especially youth, are relevamt today as the world copes with youth by the thousands joining ISIS.

Mein Kampf

Incredible: a publisher plans to reprint Hitler’s Mein Kampf. Hopefully, the German courts will block publication. The Charlie Hebdo murders prompted global outcry defending freedom of speech, no matter how hateful. There must be limits!


Buchenwald and Dachau

Buchenwald, a Nazi concentration camp for political prisoners, was established outside the city of Weimar, Germany in July 1937. Unlike other camps that were extermination sites, Buchenwald was a source of slave labor. Now Buchwald and Dachau, which began as an internment center for political prisoners, are slated to be used by the Interior Ministry to house migrants and persons seeking political asylum, who have been flooding into Germany which does not have housing available for the large numbers who must be screened, etc. German officials say the camps have been modernized and the new arrivals will not be housed in former slave quarters. The decision to use these and other camps applies only to those within Germany and does not involve the many extermination camps in Poland, eg, Auschwitz.



3-1-2015 Sunday March 1 DI Scoreboard



SPY obtains scores, other data, from NCAA, ESPN, softballscoresnow, NFCA and college web sites


Top 25 from NFCA poll

1. Florida vs San Diego State/ccd

2. Oregon

3. Michigan def Arizona State 6-2

4. Alabama def Louisiana Lafayette 3-2

5. Louisiana Lafayette def by Alabama 3-2

6. Oklahoma vs Hofstra/DH/ccd

7. LSU def SF Austin 14-0

8. Georgia vs Nebraska Omaha /def St Francis 1-0

9. Baylor

10. Kentucky vs Belmont /ccd

11. Tennessee vs Murrat State/ccd
12. Florida State def Boston College 5-1

13. Minnesota def by Fordham 10-5/def by UAB 1-0

14. UCLA def Northwestern 8-2

15. Arizona def Bryant 6-5

16. Auburn def Samford 13-0

17. UCF def LIU 2-0

18, Washington def Howard 10-1/def Santa Clara 10-1

19. California def Longwood 4-3

20. Missouri vs Maryland

21. Arizona State def by Michigan 6-2

22. Texas A&M vs UTSA/ppd

23. Notre Dame def Nebraska Omaha 7-0/def by Mississippi State 6-1

24. South Alabama def South Carolina 4-1/def Marshall 5-3

25. Texas def Dartmouth 7-1/def Texas Southern 4-0
* Erica Wright 10K; Shireman grand slam

* Florida, LSU are unbeaten

Add Saturday Notes *OU 5, IPFW 0: Kelsey Stevens no-hitter; game two: Leslie Miller 2-run double, 3-run HR * Michigan State recorded victory #1,000

* Sunday Notes:  Louisville swept ACC series; def Georgia Texh 15-2 (6); Maryssa Becker 3-3, HR, 5 rbi.  * Michigan capped weekend: Romero now has .667 OBP; Susalla matched career highs: 5 HRs, 12 Runs scored; Lawrence was .786 pn weekend with 5 HRs; during ASU Invite, team hit .442, 20 HRs, nine Wolverines hit .300 or better.

Others Receiving Votes: Games Sunday

Kansas vs South Dakota Stony Brook

South Carolina def Tennessee State 8-0

Mississippi State vs Georgetown

Virginia Tech vs North Carolina/ppd

Florida Atlantic vs Ball State

Nebraska vs Creighton /vs Northern Iowa

James Madison vs Penn State

Tulsa vs North Texas


North Carolina State

Stanford def Weber State 12-4 Long Beach State

Cal State Fullerton vs Portland State/vs Fresno State vs St Mary’s


Citrus Classic

Fordham def Minnesota 10-5
Notre Dame vs Indiana
Georgetown vs Mississippi State
Mississippi State 3, Miami OH 1
Mississippi State def Notre Dame 6-1
Nebraska vs Creighton
Maryland def by Missouri 5-1
Maryland 10, Northern Iowa 0
Georgetown 7, Indiana 2
Penn State 6, Western Illinois 2
James Madison 2, Penn State 1
Other Sunday Games
Oregon State def Rutgers 8-3
Illinois State def Boston 4-1
George Washington def Iona 13-2
Southern Mississippi def Nichols State 3-2
Jackson State def Southern Mississippi 3-2
IPFW vs Oklahoma State/DH/ccd
Illinois 7, East Carolina 6
UCF 2, LIU 0
Michigan State 9, Ole Miss 3
FIU def Michigan State 4-1
Iowa 2, Florida A&M 0
Pittsburgh 10, Virginia 2
Wisconsin 9, DePaul 0
SIUE 8, Ohio State 0