Texas A&M pulled off one of the most improbable comebacks in the history of basketball by overcoming a 12-point deficit with less than a minute left. It was truly an “I can’t believe this is happening!” March Madness moment, but there were some people who didn’t witness the craziness.
Freshman Admon Gilder scored the game-tying bucket that forced overtime, which should have sent his parents into a state of pandemonium, but they were too busy getting gas and Mounds bars at a local gas station because they left the arena with a few minutes left in regulation (at the time, the right decision).
When someone at the gas station told Gilder’s parents that their son had tied the game, they stayed and watched the rest of the game on their phone. Hopefully they don’t make the same mistake when A&M squares off against Oklahoma in the Sweet 16.
Ten lanes, 120 pins and 86.9 seconds.
That’s what it took for Ben Ketola to set the world record for quickest perfect game in bowling.
Ketola hustled from lane to lane at 281 Bowl in Cortland, N.Y., nailing strike after strike with his two-handed release on his way to a historic 300.
The United States Bowling Congress does not keep records for speed, but Ketola knocked off pro bowler Tom Dougherty’s 2015 time of 90.99 seconds.
After releasing what would be his 10th strike, Ketola decided to dart across the alley and take aim once again at the first lane, entirely neglecting that Lane 8 was primed and ready just two spots away from him.
Regardless, the move leaves room for the 23-year-old from Preble, N.Y. to shed some time on his next run.
As if USA Network’s Tuesday night didn’t have enough firepower already, competition series Team Ninja Warrior will premier its 11-part second season on April 18 at 10 p.m. ET following WWE Smackdown.
Team Ninja Warrior, which is part of the Emmy-nominated franchise “American Ninja Warrior,” pits three-person squads against each other on side-by-side obstacle courses that will push the athletes’ endurance and speed. The series debuted on Esquire last year and became the network’s most popular original series for 2016.
“With this powerful franchise, we’re giving our passionate audience three full hours of jam-packed, high-stakes action every Tuesday night,” said Chris McCumber, President of Entertainment Networks at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.
This season, fan-favorite “American Ninja Warrior” competitors combine to form 28 teams, each with two men and one woman. The stars will battle for bragging rights and settle their rivalries on the warped wall and other demanding obstacles.
Jake Murray, Brian Arnold and Jennifer Tavernier enter the second season as returning champions with team Party Time. The group will be tested in its opening round, though, when it faces the Norcal Ninjas, comprised of David Campbell, Brian Kretsch and Anna Shumaker.
The first heat of their battle puts Murray, one of the fastest ninjas in the competition, against Kretsch, an experienced trainer who has run in every season of “American Ninja Warrior.”
Comedian Matt Iseman and former NFL player Akbar Gbaja-Biamila return to host series as Alex Curry joins the crew as a sideline reporter.