Upsets Rule First Round At Bowling Championships
April 10, 2009
Courtesy of New Jersey City Athletics
CANTON, Mich. – Only one of the top four seeds claimed a victory in the upset-heavy first round of the double elimination NCAA® Women’s Bowling Championships at Super Bowl in Canton, MI. Top-seeded Nebraska needed all seven games to advance past defending NCAA® runner-up Arkansas State winning 4-3. Vanderbilt entered the tournament ranked number one in the polls, but after earning the #4 seed in yesterday’s qualifying rounds fell to Fairleigh Dickinson University in seven games 4-2-1. In another first round upset, #6 Central Missouri swept defending national champion #3 University of Maryland Eastern Shore 4-0. To close out the opening round surprises, #7 Delaware State University knocked off #2 New Jersey City University 4-3 in comeback fashion after falling behind three games to one.
The second round is scheduled to begin at 11:20 with the third and fourth rounds to be played later in the afternoon. Round five (IF NECESSARY) will begin at 5:00 PM on Saturday with the finals slated for an 8:00 PM start. A special, multi-level stadium seating configuration will be in place for the finals with more than 500 fans surrounding the competition lanes and the ESPN broadcast set. Detroit Pistons announcer, John Mason will introduce the student-athletes during the final round to be televised live on ESPN2, ESPNU, and ESPN360.com.
Tickets for the Saturday finals are $8 for students and $13 for adults. All tickets are available by calling Super Bowl at 734-459-6070.