FRIDAY 03/22/19 – RODEO STARTS LATER TODAY.

PRCA RODEO GETS UNDERWAY TODAY IN HUNTSVILLE, WITH THE 1ST OF 2 PRIME-TIME PERFORMANCES BY STACE SMITH PRO RODEOS AT THE WALKER COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS ARENA. SHOWTIME IS 7PM TODAY & SATURDAY, AS SMITH BRINGS THE RODEO TO WALKER COUNTY AS THE 11-TIME PRCA STOCK CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR. INCLUDED IN THE RODEO BOTH NIGHTS WILL BE THE WALKER COUNTY CALF SCRAMBLE FOR THE YOUTH, AND THE FINALS OF THE WALKER COUNTY TEAM-ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS.

IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL TODAY, THE SHSU BEARKATS – SPORTING A 5-&-1 SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE RECORD – WILL BE ON THE ROAD IN LOUISIANA TO FACE THE NEW ORLEANS PRIVATEERS IN GAME 1 OF A 3-GAME SERIES. 1ST PITCH TODAY IS 6:30PM. ALSO TODAY, THE NEW WAVERLY BULLDOGS WILL BE AT ANDERSON-SHIRO TODAY AT 7PM, WHILE THE ALPHA OMEGA LIONS WILL BE AT HOME AGAINST BAYTOWN CHRISTIAN TODAY AT 4PM.

IN SOFTBALL ON THURSDAY, THE ALPHA OMEGA LADY LIONS CLOBBERED LEGACY PREP CHRISTIAN 17-1. LATER TODAY, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN WILL PLAY A DOUBLEHEADER AT HOME WITH A 4PM SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE DOUBLEHEADER AGAINST LAMAR AT THE BEARKAT SOFTBALL COMPLEX. GAME 3 OF THE WEEKEND SERIES IS SET FOR SATURDAY. MEANWHILE, THE HUNTSVILLE LADY HORNETS WILL BE AT KINGWOOD PARK AT 6:15PM, WHILE THE NEW WAVERLY LADY ‘DOGS WILL HOST ANDERSON-SHIRO AT 6PM.

IN COLLEGIATE BOWLING THIS WEEKEND, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN WILL BE COMPETING AT THE SOUTHLAND BOWLING LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS IN DALLAS.

IN GOLF TODAY, THE HUNTSVILLE HORNETS WILL HOST THE SMALL SCHOOL TOURNAMENT AT RAVEN NEST GOLF CLUB, WHILE THE LADY HORNETS WILL BE IN A TOURNAMENT IN LONGVIEW.

ON THE PGA TOUR THERE’S A 2-WAY TIE FOR THE LEAD AFTER THE 1ST ROUND OF THE VALSPAR CHAMPIONSHIP IN FLORIDA, WITH JOEL DAHMEN & SEPP STAKA ON TOP OF THE LEADERBOARD.

IN TENNIS, THE HUNTSVILLE HORNETS & LADY HORNETS WILL BE AT LIVINGSTON BEGINNING AT 8AM.

IN TRACK & FIELD, THE SHSU BEARKATS & BEARKAT WOMEN WILL BE AT A MEET IN HOUSTON, WHILE THE ALPHA OMEGA LIONS & LADY LIONS WILL RUN, JUMP & THROW AT AT MEET AT ALLEN ACADEMY IN BRYAN.

IN THE NCAA MEN’S TOURNAMENT’S OPENING DAY ON THURSDAY, BAYLOR WAS A WINNER AGAINST SYRACUSE, WHILE SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT CHAMPION ABILENE CHRISTIAN WAS ELIMINATED BY KENTUCKY. TODAY’S GAMES INCLUDE TEXAS TECH AGAINST ARIZONA STATE, AND HOUSTON VS. GEORGIA STATE.

IN THE NBA ON THURSDAY, DALLAS LOST TO SACRAMENTO 116-100. TODAY, THE SPURS & THE ROCKETS WILL BATTLE IN HOUSTON AT 7PM ON AT&T SPORTSNET SOUTHWEST AND ON NBA-TV.

IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL, THE TEXAS RANGERS HAVE ANNOUNCED VETERAN OUTFIELDER HUNTER PENCE WILL BE ON THE ROSTER FOR OPENING DAY. PENCE REPORTED TO SPRING TRAINING WITH A MINOR-LEAGUE CONTRACT, BUT EARNED HIS WAY ONTO THE OPENING DAY ROSTER WHEN THE RANGERS OPEN THE SEASON ON THURSDAY. PENCE – A NATIVE OF ARLINGTON, AND A FORMER SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE PLAYER-OF-THE-YEAR WINNER – HAS PLAYED FOR HOUSTON, PHILADELPHIA & SAN FRANCISCO.

IN THE NFL, IT’S BEEN ANNOUNCED THE DALLAS COWBOYS & THE LOS ANGELES RAMS WILL PLAY A PRESEASON GAME IN AUGUST IN HONOLULU.

ON THE NASCAR CIRCUIT, THE DRIVERS WILL BE TURNING LEFT AT 1PM SUNDAY AT THE STP 500 AT MARTINSVILLE, VA. – TELEVISED BY FOX SPORTS 1.