Texas state of mind

Courtesy of Emily Young

Emily Young and her USC teammates enjoy Texas barbeque in the lead up to the NCAA tournament.

My team and I are in Austin, ready for the regional semifinals of the NCAA championships. We'll play Wichita State in the round of 16 Friday at Gregory Gym. My teammate Sara Shaw is from Austin, so she's always talking about how great this place is. It's been particularly fun to soak in Texas altogether during our couple of days here, so I thought I'd try to sum up some of those feelings in words.

Courtesy of Emily Young

The USC volleyball team gets in some practice before their match.

A Little Texas Poem



Regionals are in Texas y'all

Austin, Texas to be precise

Sara Shaw is from here

And I must say it is nice!


I ate me some barbecue brisket

Here, it's all about the grub

Don't forget about that queso

That all the Texans love


Top it off with some ice cream

Throw in a scoop or two

It's been mighty fine, Austin

But I'm going to Louis, when it's through