Elsewhere: Recapping the 2012 CaPC Tourney

This post will appear as an Elsewere on the CaPC website later today:

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Here is what you need to know about the first day of March Madness, from a religious higher education perspective:

Vandy over Harvard.

Iona loses to BYU, who loses to Marquette.

The Highlighters (Baylor), Gonzaga, and Murray State win.

Loyola-MD and Davidson lose.

Christian Educators: 2-2. Christian/Educators: 4-3.

Two Things I take away from the first few days.

  1. Mormonism is an emerging force, as Iona found out. BYU came back from a 25-point deficit to topple Iona in the first round playoff match. Catholicism may be able to throw numbers at it, as Marquette proved, but don’t sleep on Mormonism. Youtube ads and a GOP candidate symbolize this push for more legitimacy in the American religious ethos.
  2. Baylor’s uniforms are gross and awesome at the same time. Adidas has created a 25% lighter material for their new uniforms. But with a caveat – the uniforms are highlighter yellow. This has led to the Baptist ballers being nicknamed, “The Highlighters.” As is historically true, Baptists are employing all possible methods in order to draw attention to their religious beliefs.

About Doug Hankins

Although not a Christian in his youth, Doug came to believe in Jesus during his teenage years. When not playing sports or pastoring Doug is probably spending time with his wife, reading a good book, or drinking some hot tea. Doug's first book Dawson Trotman: In His Own Words is available wherever books are sold. You can follow Doug on twitter.
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