WASHINGTON, D.C. – It is not every day that a team has a chance to end a 150-game conference losing streak so when the Gallaudet University baseball team did just that on Thursday afternoon it grabbed the attention of the media. The Bison are featured in Saturday’s edition (April 3, 2010) of the Washington Post on the front page (A1). Reporters Mark Viera and Zach Berman spoke with Coach Curtis Pride along with sophomores Jeremy Shepps (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) and Ryan Hastings (Cherry Valley, Mass.), assistant coach and GU baseball historian Kris Gould on Friday afternoon at the Field House.
Here is a brief excerpt from the story:
"Surely this was an April Fool's joke. It had to be.
According to celebratory text messages received by family and friends from members of the Gallaudet University baseball team, the Bison had defeated Stevenson University, 5-3, on Thursday in the first game of a doubleheader. But such news was hard to believe on April 1, and harder still because Gallaudet hadn't won a Capital Athletic Conference baseball game since 1997.
But it was no joke. The Bison had really won."
The complete story can be viewed in Saturday’s newspaper
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The Saturday edition of the Washington Post is a must have for all Bison fans as a second feature on Gallaudet athletics is in the sports section. Washington Post columnist Mike Wise penned a beautiful and touching column on Gallaudet University women's basketball coach Kevin Cook and the remarkable 2009-10 season of ups and downs on and off the court.
Two features in one edition of the Washington Post, one of the leading newspapers in the nation, is a first for Gallaudet University athletics.