July 24, 2007

In other celebrity news...

Russell-Hawn son to play hockey for Alabama-Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) Wyatt Russell, the son of actors Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, has signed to play ice hockey for the University of Alabama in Huntsville [...]

Okay, now that's weird on just way too many different levels.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at July 24, 2007 10:00 AM

Woo hoo! Is it true that UAH's hockey team is better than UATs?

Posted by: charles austin at July 24, 2007 10:29 AM

I'm not sure--it sounds a bit like trying to determine who is the world's tallest midget.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at July 24, 2007 10:44 AM

I have sporadically followed what UAH has done over the years in hockey--and they have actually built a reasonably good program. They have a History page on their site that gives a good overview.

Admittedly I cannot get used to a college in Alabama playing competent hockey.

Posted by: Stan at July 24, 2007 11:09 AM

Especially since the students keep chopping up the ice in the rink trying to turn it into a giant bowl of hunch punch.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at July 24, 2007 01:21 PM

Hockey is one of those sports where schools you don't think of as athletic powerhouses are often dominant: Renssalaer, Boston U, Lake Superior St., anyone? http://www.ncaasports.com/icehockey/mens/history/divi

Lacrosse is worse. Johns Hopkins http://hopkinssports.cstv.com/school-bio/jhop-quick-facts.html is huge, but they're division III in other sports. Towson, which is at least also division I in basketball, is also a big deal.

So there's hope for UAH.

Posted by: steevil (Dr Weevil's bro Steve) at July 24, 2007 03:20 PM

Especially now.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at July 24, 2007 03:29 PM