Former Notre Dame All-American Jeff Samardzija takes the mound tomorrow for his second straight Opening Day start for the Chicago Cubs -- and ironically it happens again at PNC Park in Pittsburgh against the Pirates.
First pitch is thrown at 1:05 PM ET -- here's some stories about Jeff's start tomorrow:
Bryant Gumbel's Real Sports on HBO produced a story this past week on what a number of universities have been doing to graduate their student-athletes -- namely; University of North Carolina, University of Michigan, University of Oklahoma, Baylor University, Iowa State University and the University of Memphis.
If you get the chance -- go to HBO and watch the entire show. It's an eye-opener... Plus, there is a second link here to an article I found in a North Carolina newspaper about this HBO story: